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A Better Alternative to Electronic Health Records

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 11, 2019 4:28:36 PM

I recently read an article in Forbes about how Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are broken. And while some of the points they made were appalling, they weren’t surprising – at least, not to me. We’ve known about the limitations of the government approved EHRs for some time now.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, case management software, caseworkers, cyber security, public health, computer etiquette, Electronic Health Records, EHRs

Transitioning from Fee-For-Service To Value-Based Healthcare

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 4, 2019 12:55:50 PM

The United States has the highest costs for healthcare of any industrialized nation and some of the worst health outcomes. The traditional fee-for-service model of delivery and payment is now seen as an ineffective model in terms of health and well-being. It is considered part of the reason the United States has such a poor healthcare ranking.

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Topics: public health, healthcare, cost of healthcare, healthcare issues, value-based healthcare, affordable care act, Fee-for-service healthcare

Memorial Day Memo: Remember Those Lost. Help Those Still Here.

Posted by GVT Admin on May 30, 2019 10:53:56 AM

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Topics: Government, Veterans Issues, social workers, Memorial Day, Suicide prevention

Tainted Donor/Tainted Donation:  A Nonprofit Dilemma

Posted by GVT Admin on May 28, 2019 12:48:30 PM

One of our nonprofit clients recently found themselves on the horns of this dilemma:

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit funding, nonprofit, donor, tainted donor, tainted donation, donor scandal

The Move to Tax the Tax-Exempt

Posted by GVT Admin on May 23, 2019 9:58:49 AM

A troubling trend is beginning to emerge from the current political discussion: “Isn’t it time to look at taxing many tax-exempt organizations?”

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Topics: nonprofit funding, nonprofit, tax exempt status, donor

A Guide to Fall Prevention When Aging in Place

Posted by George Ritacco on May 22, 2019 8:49:02 AM

Our friend, Kent Elliot has submitted a great guide to our blog that I wanted to share with you today.  You can download the guide from the link below.

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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, healthcare issues

Running Your Nonprofit: Improv vs. Strategy

Posted by GVT Admin on May 21, 2019 10:56:04 AM


The Military Model

Most industrial corporations are organized on the military model that emerged after World War II. This “top-down”, “pyramid”, “span-of-control” model of authoritarian decision making was thought to be the most efficient, effective, and disciplined form for complex, sprawling organizations. It was all about the rank and file executing the will of the top decision makers and not roaming “off the reservation” with ideas of their own. It was a model of discipline and efficiency designed for execution.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, improve vs. strategy

How to Choose the Right Case Management Software for Your Nonprofit

Posted by GVT Admin on May 17, 2019 6:56:00 AM

Your nonprofit organization has been growing and helping more people on a regular basis. You have good case workers who care about their clients and making a difference. Have you reached the point where investing in the right case management software could propel your organization to a new level, while making your case workers more effective at their jobs? Here are some tips to see if you’re ready to take that next step.

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Topics: Nonprofit General, case management software, nonprofit software solutions, nonprofit, caseworkers, case load, social services, case worker supervision, better decisions

Public Health Social Workers Speak Out

Posted by GVT Admin on May 14, 2019 3:31:29 PM

Our recent blog on the true cost of healthcare ignited a robust response from social workers who specialize in public health. This relatively new but growing social work specialty stresses a socio-epidemiological approach to the prevention and management of the chronic diseases that plague our society.

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Topics: human services, social services, social workers, public health, healthcare, cost of healthcare, healthcare issues

Getting Back to HIPAA Compliant After a Violation Occurs

Posted by GVT Admin on May 8, 2019 7:42:00 AM

In previous posts we’ve talked about different ways to make sure your case workers are HIPAA compliant, whether it’s through training, proper computer etiquette or what they do in the office. But even if you do all you can to keep your case workers HIPAA compliant, violations sometimes happen. If someone files a complaint, what do you need to do? Here are some answers.

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Topics: HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, client complaint, HIPAA violation

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