June 26, 2019
For the coming year (2019-2020), all Intervention Profiles must be created using the Add Intervention option within Ecco. Last year (2018-2019) providers were allowed to use the Add Intervention option (that creates a whole new profile) or Duplicate/Copy Option that copied information from 2017-2018. Effective now, Ecco will only allow providers to create new Intervention Profiles for the new Fiscal Year.
Why are we asking providers to create brand new profiles this year?
A significant point of error system-wide across Ecco is the creation of Intervention Profiles and specifically Part B (Classify Intervention question). Part B is the foundation of the Ecco Intervention Profile Set Up Process. If Part B is not correctly set up, then subsequent Ecco reporting screens will not appropriately appear for the user and reporting will be inaccurate. Thus, we need to start with a new and accurate foundation for the 2019-2020 year to improve data quality.
If we create new profiles - how will this increase data quality?
When providers create new Intervention Profiles and complete Part B in Ecco (Classify Intervention), users will notice several changes:
Question #3 - Strategy Model/Intervention Name is now a drop-down box. Instead of typing in the Intervention, users must select the intervention from a drop-down box list.
Question #4 - Intervention Type - The Intervention Type automatically populates based on the Strategy Model/Intervention Name chosen in Question #3.
Question #5 - IOM Category automatically populates for all Intervention Types (Question #4) except for Prevention Education. If your Intervention Type is a Prevention Education Curriculum that can be delivered via multiple IOM Categories users must choose the respective IOM Category. Other Intervention Types pre-populate automatically. Please let the TTA Center know if you have questions with this feature.
Question #6 - Service Type automatically populates based on the Strategy Model Name Chosen.
As you can see, Part B is much improved and provides fewer opportunities for error than before. It is essential for the user to accurately choose the correct Strategy Model/Intervention Name under Question #3.
Graphic #1: Part B Updates
When Can We Start Creating New Profiles
Ecco will accept the new creation of profiles now for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. Users will also note that the 'green' active year indicator is already attached to the new fiscal year systemwide.
A Word About the Master Grid
While Part B in Ecco significantly improves data automation, the Master Grid serves as an excellent resource and point of guidance to enter program data into Ecco. Don't discredit its value and information to ease data reporting. Download the Master Grid via the following link:
Master Grid - Version August 2018