Category Archives: Blog Post

So you submitted your Phase III SSIP report… What now?

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Look no further than our new State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) evaluation resource special collection! In order to increase visibility and access to the range of SSIP resources on other center pages, DaSy has developed a special collection section on the DaSy Resource Library page. The collection consists of an annotated list of recommended resources […]

Oh, the stories you can find in our maps!

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We at Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy Center) are data fiends. We love this quote: Data, I think, is one of the most powerful mechanisms for telling stories. I take a huge pile of data and I try to get it to tell stories. -Steven Levitt, co-author, Freakonomics One of the ways […]

What does it take to create a good RFP for a new data system?

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Sorry, your data system will not perform as desired forever. Requirements, technology, expectations all change. Even with the best maintenance, your data system will eventually become antiquated. Replacing it may require a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit interested vendors. And even if the new data system is built in-house, developing data system specifications that […]

HIPAA protections for child data

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Wondering if the data you collect is covered by HIPAA? We can help! Our Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Frequently Asked Questions document provides an orientation to HIPAA for Part C and Part B 619 agencies and answers common questions that arise in early childhood programs. The FAQ contains an introduction and distinct […]