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Headlines: Report Shows Opioid Misuse Increased Among Older Adults

July 27, 2017 Subscribe SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA. Data    |    Resources    |    Events Data New Report Shows That Opioid Misuse Increased Among Older Adults A new spotlight report indicates that opioid misuse among adults aged 50 or older was higher in 2014 than in 2002. The misuse of opioids includes either the use of heroin or the nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers. According to SAMHSA's 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 9.5 million adults aged 18 or older misused opioids in the past year. Opioid misuse among older adults increased from 1.1 percent in 2002 to 2.0 percent in 2014. SAMHSA Releases Report on Adolescent Inhalant Use According to a ne

MARHMIS and Friday

Hi Everyone, Many of you were involved in the Mid-Atlantic Region HMIS (MARHMIS)  Group in the past.  There has been some changes and some of the members want to get it started again.  I have been asked by Nikki Thomas in Fairfax to reach out to you all to see if any of you would be interested in helping to lead the group.  If so, please let me know and I will put you two in touch. Also, I will be out of the office on vacation tomorrow. Thanks, Keli Keli M. Sobers Implementation Consultant – Housing and Community Services Human and Social Services __________________________________________________________ Mediware Information Systems, Inc.

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

We've revised the Family Criteria and Benchmarks! Newly Revised Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Homelessness Among Families with Children           At the beginning of the year, we released criteria and benchmarks for what an end to family homelessness would look like in communities. After input from the field, we recently revised and strengthened the document and provided clearer guidance on the expectations and intentions behind some of the elements. Read the revised Criteria and Benchmarks !   Aware of All the Federal and National Initiatives to End Youth Homelessness? Here's a Handy Summary.      There has been an unprecedented

Mediware Acquires Bowman Systems

I am excited to announce that Bowman Systems is now part of the Mediware family. Bowman Systems provides the nation’s most widely deployed software for homeless assistance programs. Bowman Systems’ solutions serve approximately 60% of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care communities. More than 30,000 people across 48 states and one Canadian province use Bowman Solutions software for housing related programs, information and referral services and rescue missions. The acquisition of the company expands Mediware’s expertise in the human services market. The combination of Bowman Systems and Mediware will provide a broader set of software solutions required by states and local agencies as they work to meet the growing demand for community services. Bowman Systems will be able to leverage Mediware’s existing customer relationships while Mediware will benefit from Bowman Systems’ expertise in working with organizations focused on providing home

Mediware Announces New CEO

Date: July 27, 2017 To:  Customers/Partners/Suppliers Subject: Mediware Announces New CEO From:  T. Kelly Mann Good Morning, The last several years have been a time of significant momentum for Mediware as we've worked to strategically define and expand our leadership position in the growing markets we serve.  Mediware has taken significant steps in supporting our core businesses while becoming a leading, robust, and fully-integrated software provider for the alternate care and human and social services markets. Today marks the next step in this transition. After a long tenure at Mediware, I have decided to step down from my role as President and CEO to focus on other personal interests. I am pleased to announce that Bill Miller, an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare and technology sectors, has joined Mediware as Chief Executive Officer. His appointment begins today. Bill brings significant knowledge of industry, operational skill