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Announcements

7/22/2016 - The WITS Production sites will be unavailable on Monday, July 25th between 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) due to a system update to version 18.10.2.

7/15/16 State employees are experiencing internet difficulties.  At approximately 2:30 PM MST multiple state employees in IDHW and IDOC are reporting they are unable to access the WITS Production sites (Idaho Mountain and Idaho Pacific).  IT is working on the issue, and updates will be posted as soon as they become available. 


7/11/2016 - 
The WITS production sites will be unavailable on Saturday, July 16th, between 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. MST due to monthly system maintenance.

7/8/2016 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed due to a division meeting on Friday, July 15th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

7/1/2016 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed in observance of Independence Day, Monday, July 4th. Please feel free to e-mail us at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov, leave a message at (208) 332-7316, or toll free at (844) 726-7493. We will be in contact to support your needs as soon as possible. 

7/1/2016 - The WITS Help Desk is receiving reports that some WITS users are receiving a ‘404 Page Not Found’ error when trying to log into WITS. The error message may be due to an out of date WITS bookmark.  Click Idaho WITS in Mountain Time Zone or Idaho WITS in Pacific Time Zone  to access the sites and to replace your bookmark.  If you are still unable to go to the WITS website, please contact the WITS Help Desk at 208-332-7316 or 1-844-726-7493.

6/30/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed, today Thursday June 30th, from 12:00PM-1:30PM (MST) due to an inservice.

6/30/16 - The WITS Production sites will be updated with the 18.10.1 release and will be unavailable between 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (MST), Friday, July 1, 2016.  For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at 1-844-726-7493.


6/24/16 - 
A scheduled outage will occur on Wednesday, 6/29/16 from 9:00PM MST to Thursday at 3:00AM MST. The WITS Production and Training sites will be down intermittently for network maintenance. For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316.

6/14/16 - Due to monthly maintenance, the WITS Production and Training Sites will be unavailable on Saturday, June 18th  from 4:00 AM – 8:00AM (MT). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316.

5/27/16 - The WITS Production sites will be updated with the 18.7.6 release and will be unavailable between 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (MST), Wednesday, June 1, 2016.  For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at 1-844-726-7493.

5/27/16 – The WITS Help Desk will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th.
Please feel free to email us at DBHWITSHD@dhw.idaho.gov, leave a message at (208) 332-7316, or toll free at (844) 726-7493. We will be in contact to support your needs as soon as possible.

5/20/16 - GAIN ABS will be unavailable between 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (MST) Tuesday, May 24, 2016, for a system update.  Chestnut Health Systems will be pushing a new build of GAIN ABS to the WITS Production servers during this time.

Changes within GAIN ABS version 3.14 include:
- Adding release notes to GAIN ABS.
- Several validity checks, skip logic, and bug fixes for the GAIN-I and Core assessments.
For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at 1-844-726-7493.

5/16/16 - Pacific WITS is available for access. If you continue to receive a '404 error', please clear your computer cache and reload the page.

Clearing the Cache in Internet Explorer 11:
1) Select Tools in the Browser Window, or the small Gear Icon under the ‘red x’.
2) Select Internet Options
3) Under the General Tab, select ‘Delete…’ listed under Browsing History.
4) Place a check mark next to: Temporary Internet Files and website files, cookies and website data, history, download history and form data.
5) Select Delete.
6) Select OK to exit out of the Internet Options window.

8:36 AM: WITS Pacific Site is down. FEi and IT are dilligently working to resolve this issue. More updates will be provided as they become available. Thank you for your patience in this time.

5/12/16 - www.wits.idaho.gov will be unavailable this Saturday, May 14th between 6:00AM to 8:00AM (MST) due to a website maintenance upgrade. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 322-7316 or by e-mail at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov.

5/9/16 - A scheduled outage will occur on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 from 3:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MST) to update the WITS system firewall.

4/21/16 - A scheduled outage will occur tomorrow, April 22, 2016 from 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM MST in order to update WITS production sites to 18.6.2.

4/14/16 - GAIN ABS will be unavailable between 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (MST), Sunday, April 17, 2016, for a system update. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

4/12/16 - The WITS Training and Production sites will be unavailable between 4:00AM to 8:00AM (MT), Saturday, April 16th for monthly maintenance updates. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll free at (844) 726-7493.

4/5/16 - GAIN ABS intermittent slowness issues have been resolved.
Chestnut Health Systems has identified the issue and are working to resolve it as soon as possible. The WITS Help Desk will provide updates as soon as they are available. 
8:36 AM 4/6/16 - It has been reported that Chestnut Health Systems has restored functionality in their servers and the slowness issues should be resolved. If you continue to experience issues, please contact the WITS Help Desk.

3/31/16 -  The WITS Production sites will be updated with the 18.5.3 release and will be unavailable between 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM (MST), Friday, April 1, 2016. For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

3/28/16 - The WITS production sites intermittent issues have been resolved. 
FEI has confirmed that WITS production sites are currently unavailable. They are working to identify the problem and to resolve it as soon as possible.  The WITS Help Desk will provide updates as soon as they become available. 
2:10 PM 3/28/16 WITS Production Sites are functioning correctly. If you continue to have issues with accessing the system, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316. 

3/23/16 The WITS production sites intermittent issues have been resolved.
FEI has identified and resolved two separate high-profile issues - critical lag in WITS operation (slowness) and unintended redirection to the Facility selection screen. FEI determined that the critical lag witin WITS was due to a diagnostic logging process within the WITS system.  In order to resolve the critical lag in WITS operation, FEI has turned-off their logging system; however, FEI developers are working to make adjustments to the process in order to find a permanent resolution for this issue. This does not impact the capacity of WITS to perform audit trails on our data. FEI determined that the unintended redirection of users to the "Facility selection" screen occurs as a result of the update and release of the 18.x version of WITS and how this update affected those who use Internet Explorer 11 as the primary browser.  To resolve this issue and/or prevent this problem, add the WITS STS URL to trusted sites within the IE browser (see UPDATED Internet Explorer Safe Site Settings). Please continue to notify the WITS Help Desk if you are experiencing issues with WITS.
4:45 PM 3/18/16 FEI is working to identify the issue(s) causing WITS to run slowly/causing users to be redirected to the Facility selection screen. Updates will be provided as soon as additional information becomes available.
5:00 PM 3/17/16 FEI is diligently working to identify and resolve the issue. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
5:00 PM 3/16/16 The WITS Help Desk is receiving reports that when staff are working in WITS, the screen goes white, and then the Facility selection screen displays. FEI is working diligently on the issue. Updates will be provided as soon as additional information becomes available. 


3/16/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed intermittently on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 for an in-service and an office move.  The in-service is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM MST. 

3/15/16 – The WITS Training and Production sites will be unavailable between 4:00AM to 8:00AM MST, Saturday, March 19th for monthly maintenance updates. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll free at (844) 726-7493.


3/15/16 - An emergency system update will take place tomorrow from 6:00AM to 8:00AM (MST), March 16, 2016. During this timeframe Idaho WITS will be unavailable. Idaho Production sites will be updated to version 18.5.1 which should resolve the issue of staff being kicked out of WITS and the issue of the production sites running slowly. 

3/2/16 - The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently recruiting for an EHR System Specialist to join the Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS) Automation team. Please follow the link below for additional information or to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2016.

https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/stateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=09062071585

2/29/16 - WITS Production Sites are Available
10:40 AM UPDATE: The issue has been resolved and Idaho Mountain and Idaho Pacific WITS sites are now available. 
10:00 AM UPDATE: FEI has identified the problem and estimates the Idaho WITS Production sites will be available after 12:00 PM MST.
8:30 AM We have confirmed with FEI that WITS production sites are currently unavailable. They are working to identify the problem and resolve it as soon as possible. We will update you with information as it becomes available.

2/26/16 - The GAIN ABS system will be unavailable from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 for a system update.


2/26/16 - Idaho Mountain Production Site Performance Issue
3:30 PM The WITS Idaho-Mountain site continues to experience intermittent Lag time issues causing screens to time out and/or users to be kicked out of WITS. FEI is working diligently on the issues. Updates will be provided as soon as additional information becomes available. 
2/25/16 5:00 PM The issue with WITS Idaho-Mountain kicking staff out of WITS appears to be resolved after FEI applied a "real time fix" to our production site. Staff are still experiencing non-critical intermittent lag time issues. FEI is continuing to work on the issue. Updates will be provided as  soon as information becomes available.
2/24/16 11:00 AM UPDATE: The Idaho Mountain site continues to experience intermittent Lag time issues causing users to be kicked out of WITS. FEI is working to identify the issue(s). A new update will be posted as soon as we have additional information.
2/23/16 9:00 AM - We have multiple reports of WITS running very slow.  FEI is diligently troubleshooting the production sites performance issues. We will post additional information as it becomes available. 4:00 PM UPDATE:  FEI developers are continuing to work on the issue. A new update will be posted tomorrow morning, February 24, 2016.  

2/24/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed today from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM MST for a Division Staff Meeting.

2/17/16 – The WITS Training and Production sites will be unavailable between 4:00AM – 8:00AM MST, Saturday, February 20th, 2016 for monthly maintenance updates. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

2/12/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15th. Please feel free to email us at DBHWITSHD@dhw.idaho.gov, leave a message at (208) 332-7316, or toll free at (844) 726-7493. We will be in contact to support your needs as soon as possible.

2/11/16 - The WITS Help Desk has just received notice from Chestnut Health Systems of an emergency scheduled outage for tonight (2/11/2016) at 6:00pm (5:00, Pacific). Chestnut will need to take down the GAIN ABS web server to replace a faulty Ethernet wire which is causing unstable system behavior. This outage will last about 30 minutes. Chestnut has apologized for the short notice but indicated that they must complete this hardware maintenance as soon as possible. 

2/10/16 - The WITS production sites will be updated with the 18.2.11 release on February 11th, 2016 between 6:00 - 8:00 AM (MST). Access to WITS may be limited during that time. For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov.​

2/08/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed for an in-service on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM MST. Please feel free to email us at DBHWITSHD@dhw.idaho.gov, leave a message at (208) 332-7316, or toll free at (844) 726-7493. We will be in contact to support your needs as soon as possible.

1/22/16 - The WITS Production sites will be unavailable between 10:00PM - 1:00AM (MST), Saturday, January 30th, 2016 for monthly maintenance updates. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

1/21/16 - GAIN ABS Update - We have received notification from GAIN ABS Support the intermittent outage issue has been resolved. If you continue to experience problems accessing or reviewing GAIN Assessment please notify the WITS HelpDesk @ 208-332-7316 or DBHWITSHD@dhw.Idaho.gov 

1/21/16 - GAIN ABS Update - We have received updated information from ABS Support stating they are experiencing intermittent outages due to a switch malfunctioning on one of their servers. They are working to resolve the issue.  This has potential to impact the ability to complete or review a GAIN Assessment in WITS. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

1/20/16 - GAIN ABS Unavailable - The WITS Help Desk began receiving reports from providers that they were kicked out of GAIN ABS and were unable to access the system again beginning at 4:45 PM.  We are investigating the issue, and will provide updates as soon as they become available. 

1/19/16 - Update on System Connectivity Issues
The WITS Help Desk has received reports of intermittent connectivity issues on the WITS Mountain Production Portal. At this time the issue has been resolved, but if you continue to experience any connectivity issues with the system, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

1/15/16, 4:30PM - Update on System Errors in WITS:
FEI is continuing to work on resolving the high priority system errors impacting Idaho WITS.  Please review the System Updates tab on this website for detailed information on all current system errors in WITS.

If you are experiencing errors in WITS that are not documented on the website, please report the issue to the WITS Help Desk.

1/14/16 - The GAIN ABS system will be unavailable from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2016 for a system update.

1/14/16
The WITS Training and Production sites will be unavailable between 4:00 AM – 8:00 AM MST, Saturday, January 16, 2016 for monthly maintenance updates. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

1/14/16 - Update on System Errors in WITS
Two of the critical issues reported on 1/11/14 have been resolved: Staff Credentials are now displaying correctly; Staff Members are now able to view the Group Notes module in WITS. 

FEI is continuing to work on resolving the additional critical issues impacting Support Tickets, Searching by Date Spans, Deleting Appointment.  Please review the System Updates tab on this website for additional information on all current issues in WITS.

1/14/16 - The WITS Help Desk will be closed in observance of Idaho Human Rights Day, Monday, January 18th, 2016. Please feel free to email us at DBHWITSHD@dhw.idaho.gov, leave a message at (208) 332-7316, or toll free at (844) 726-7493. We will be in contact to support your needs as soon as possible.

1/13/16 - UPDATE: A system update will take place from 10:00PM to 3:00AM (MST), January 13-14th, 2016. During this timeframe, WITS users may experience outages. For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov.

1/12/16 - UPDATE: A system update will take place from 10:00PM to 3:00AM (MST), January 12-13th, 2016. During this timeframe, WITS users may experience outages. For questions or concerns, please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov.

1/11/16 - System Errors in WITS
The following issues have been identified in the system.Support ticket functionality is broken and will not allow submission of tickets and deleting appointments using the scheduler in WITS is not functioning correctly. The WITS Help Desk will update this announcement as issues are resolved. Please check back for updates. Contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or at dbhwitshd@dhw.idaho.gov for any other issues we may assist with. Update: At this time the WITS Help Desk is working to solve multiple errors within the system. Updates will be provided as they are received. Thank you for your continued patience as call volume may be high as we work through these issues.

1/11/16 - The WITS training and production portal will be unavailable to access between 4:00 AM – 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time, Saturday, January 16th. For questions or concerns please contact the WITS Help Desk at (208) 332-7316 or toll-free at (844) 726-7493.

1/11/16 - New Login Screen in WITS
Included in the update to the new Enhanced Architecture is a single page sign-on to log into the WITS system. For guidance in these changes, please review the following document, "Logging into WITS", or it can also be viewed under the WITS User Guides. 

1/08/16 - WITS Production sites will be unavailable from 4:00 AM MST to 3:00 PM MST tomorrow.
The WITS team is pleased to announce that on Saturday, January 9, 2016, WITS Production sites will be updated with the new Enhanced Architecture (EA). The changes that will be taking place in the new EA include but are not limited to a single page sign-on and a redesign of the Staff Module. The changes in EA are extensive, and will require all WITS Productions sites to be unavailable for approximately 11 hours. The System Updates section of this website will be updated today with information regarding system errors in the new release and information on the specific enhancements included in the new EA.