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Written by: Michael Bolton on Friday, November 1, 2013 Posted in:

Exactly a week behind us, we’re happy to call the 2013 Harmony Users Conference a great success! With more attendees than any year prior, this sold out event drew human services professionals from around the nation to Cincinnati, Ohio from October 23-25, 2013 for the industry’s leading long-term services and supports conference.

Harmony CEO, Joseph Sander, welcomes attendees from across the nation during his opening keynote address at the 2013 Harmony Users Conference.

Harmony CEO Joseph Sander welcomes attendees from across the nation during his opening keynote address at the 2013 Harmony Users Conference.

Keynote speakers featured Dr. Eric Coleman, Director of the Care Transitions Program, who provided an overview of the Community Care Transitions program and insight into ways community-based organizations (CBOs) can fully engage the family caregiver, improve relations with hospitals, and overcome implementation challenges; and Tina Abbate Marzolf, Chief Executive Officer of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B in Michigan and Harmony user, who spoke about ways her organization is embracing change, innovation, and technology to fulfill its mission to enhance the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities within the community.

Many conference breakout sessions featured Harmony users highlighting successful initiatives and innovative ways they have used technology to improve service quality and meet requirements for new programs including Community Care Transitions, Money Follows the Person, and more.

During a featured customer panel session, a group took center stage to share their organizations’ experiences using Harmony applications to best serve consumers, in spite of limited resources.  Customer panelists included:

  • Dick Laverty, Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living
  • Terry Haydt, Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs
  • Shannen Kelch, Northern Kentucky Area Development District
  • Mindy Cayton, Area Agency on Aging 8, Ohio
  • JW Wright, Georgia Department of Aging Services
    Customer panel participants onstage at the 2013 Harmony Users Conference.

    Customer panel participants on stage at the 2013 Harmony Users Conference.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 Harmony Users Conference and helped make it a great success!