The FAMCare Blog

Visions Server Platform Update August 2020

Posted by George Ritacco on Jul 31, 2020 11:13:10 AM


Dear Client,

Global Vision Technologies (GVT) will be conducting an update to Visions Server - the platform behind the FAMCare and/or ClinicalPURSUIT systems on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - between the hours of 6pm and 3am EDT.

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Topics: Software Upgrade Notices

If You Could Read Their Minds

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 24, 2020 12:30:00 PM

 

The doctors, nurses, police, firemen, and EMTs who have been applauded as the frontline heroes of the corona virus pandemic richly deserve our respect and gratitude. Right behind them in the shadows, however, is a large contingent of hardworking heroes who are keeping Americans fed, picking up their trash, providing them life-saving medicine, delivering their groceries and packages, preparing their food, cleaning their hospitals, caring for those who are most vulnerable, and keeping us safe—often while earning low wages and few benefits. These are the humble people whose heroic service to society is notoriously overlooked.

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Topics: Covid-19, Essential Workers, Frontline, Pandemic

Trust

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 22, 2020 12:30:00 PM

2020 has been a year of societal upheaval so massive it is like a rent in the Universe...and a tipping point has been reached.” (NPQ, Spring, 2020)

Nonprofit Role More Vital Than Ever

In this unprecedented environment the vulnerable population designation that is nonprofit’s primary area of concern is spreading wider and deeper across American society.

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Topics: nonprofit mission, Covid-19, nonprofit management, nonprofits

CASE STUDY: Automating Juvenile Justice Online Technology (JJOLT)

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 6, 2020 4:10:00 PM


Sometimes, all an organization needs is a little organization!  This was the case for Michigan’s Departments of Community Health, DHS, and Education. In 1994, these organizations came together to form the Systems Reform Task Force with a primary goal to, “achieve better results for multigenerational families who receive services across multiple human service and educational systems.” The task force recognized the need for improved technology to simplify administrative processes, improved communication across systems, and reduced barriers to services for families. Specifically, children under DHS supervision frequently needed services across multiple systems. 

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Topics: case management software, Case Study

Juvenile Justice During COVID-19

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 1, 2020 9:00:00 AM

COVID-19 Diagnoses in Juvenile Facilities
Known Cases as of June 24
658 youth, 771 staff 

Annie E. Casey Foundation

“If there was ever a good time to make sure that not a single young person spends a single day in detention or placement unless there is an immediate and severe risk to community safety, this is it,” says Nate Balis, director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Justice Strategy Group. “This is the time for juvenile justice agencies to scrutinize every detention and placement decision and to review — if not reconsider — every policy that leans toward confinement.”

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, social justice, Covid-19

Why Streamlining is the Key to Efficiency in Case Management

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 30, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Sometimes grassroots efforts are great, and sometimes the grass needs to be mowed!  This is the case for the Randolph County Dept. of Social Services (RCDSS), an agency that provides residents of Randolph County, NC with access to programs that promote economic independence and family stability. Specifically, services are meant to assist families and individuals to live in safe environments and remain self-sufficient.

Randolph County’s business is not unlike many of the other clients served by FAMCare. The department’s home-grown system of PDFs and clustered data simply was not working anymore. Although robust records were kept over the years, the department soon found itself needing increased efficiency with better reporting capabilities.

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Topics: Case Study

The Shot Heard Round the World

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 24, 2020 12:00:00 PM

 

The COVID economic downturn has nonprofit management shifting into emergency mode. “Putting on the brakes” would be an understatement. Nonprofit sustainability, or the ability to continue delivering relevant social impact over the long term, has always been important to nonprofit leaders. But as the spread of COVID-19 causes upheaval in just about every aspect of society and highlights the deep social inequities many nonprofits are working to address sustainability is becoming even more of a top priority.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, grants, nonprofit funding, Covid-19, nonprofit management

COVID-19 The Future of Nursing Homes

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 17, 2020 1:17:00 PM

With 88% of 15,400 Medicare and Medicaid-eligible nursing homes reporting as of May 31, Medicare officials rolled out a federal database showing that the nation's nursing homes had 95,515 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 58,288 suspected cases, and more than 31,782 deaths among residents and staff. The Kaiser Family Foundation quickly amended the government’s admittedly incomplete statistics reporting more than 43,000 deaths, over a third of the nation’s known coronavirus deaths.

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Topics: healthcare, senior care, Covid-19, Nursing Homes

Rite of Passage: A Family-focused Approach to Case Management

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM


When shopping for case management software services, most believe it is critical to find a product that is both fully customizable and accessible. However, this was not exactly the case for Matthew Gosting, Information Technology Director with Rite of Passage, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable youth through 40 plus programs spanning 15 plus states.

Mr. Gosting chose FAMCare over other software services because, “Out of the box, the FAMCare platform aligned closely to our needs – even before customization. Although FAMCare is fully customizable, the initial product is the closest we could find to what we needed for our extensive case management systems,” stated Matt.

Rite of Passage provides a continuum of services for the country’s vulnerable youth, offering clients mental health services, residential treatment, out-patient therapy, mentoring, and after school programs. In fact, at any given time Rite of Passage has nearly 2,000 “students” who are in foster care, have been sent by the courts, or are simply considered “at risk” and have nowhere else to go. Specifically, Mr. Gosting stated, “We liked that FAMCare could meet the needs of our kids, across multiple service lines.”

Another huge plus for Rite of Passage? “The people make it a great organization. The service reps are amazing! They don’t feel like an outside consultant, but rather part of us, a colleague in our own business,” said Gosting. “We were treated like family.”

Much like other clients, Rite of Passage was not only satisfied with the initial product, but also appreciates how FAMCare keeps developing and growing with them. And now, with a focus on Covid-19 occurring, Matt said, “We see that, in times of crisis, we rely heavily on systems that work and we will continue to see how FAMCare adapts to meet our future needs.”



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Topics: Case Studies, Case Study

OJJDP Announces Upcoming Webinars

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, OJJDP

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