HMIS Patch Updates for November

In the month of November, our HMIS vendor made some changes to HMIS to improve system functionality. Please see below for a list of the updates that apply to you. If you have any questions about these updates, or if you find any issues with these updates, please email

  • The HMIS Program Entry page has been updated so that when “Client entering from the streets, ES, or SH?” is answered No, then the “Approximate date started ” field will be hidden, the two remaining fields will be displayed and required. When “Client entering from the streets, ES, or SH?” is answered Yes, then the remaining three fields will all be displayed and be required.
  • For programs that require data element 4.45 VAMC Station Number the question will now accept any alphanumeric character.
  • The Sessions page has been updated so that clients who have been Marked For Deletion will not be displayed on the page.