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Do You Need Encryption to be HIPAA Compliant?

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 12, 2019 7:03:00 AM

One way for a software solution to help you be HIPAA compliant is to offer you HIPAA encryption as part of the package. But is that something you need to be HIPAA compliant? Technically, no, it’s not mandatory.

The rules state you should use encryption if it would be needed to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (PHI). But, they do say if you don’t use encryption, you need to have an alternative to encryption that will safeguard as well as encrypting would. Or you need to have documentation with justifiable cause, as to why have taken a different tact with regard to safeguarding PHI.

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Topics: FAMCare, case management software, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers, computer etiquette, HIPAA violation, Electronic Health Records, HIPAA encryption

How Your Organization Can Provide Case Manager Stress Relief

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 1, 2019 8:12:00 AM

Being a case manager is stressful work. The hours are long. The caseloads are heavy. Budgets are tight. And you are often dealing with people facing some of the worst moments of their lives. We have discussed in previous posts different ways that social workers can achieve case manager stress relief. In this post we look at some organizational tactics to reduce stress for your case managers.

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Topics: case management software, case worker stress relief, caseworkers, prevent burnout, case load, social workers, improve morale, happiness, case manager stress relief, provide case manager stress relief

6 Things That Frustrate Caseworkers & Supervisors

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 4, 2019 7:55:00 AM

In our last post, we talked about how we are constantly in hackathon mode and how listening to and working with social workers in the field helps us find better solutions. In talking to those caseworkers and their supervisors recently, we were able to pull together a list of some of the top things that cause them frustration. Here is what they said and how we can help solve the problems.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare, case management workflow, case management software, caseworkers, collaboration, case worker supervision

Case Manager Stress Relief Tips from Your Peers

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 5, 2019 8:42:00 AM

Nobody understands your stress and how to deal with it better than those in the trenches with you. In previous blogs we have shared ideas on both physical and mental ways to create some level of case manager stress relief. But for today’s post, we talked to case managers and mental health professionals who deal with the stress of the job every day and asked them to share the best ways they find stress relief.

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Topics: case management workflow, case management software, case worker stress relief, caseworkers, case manager stress relief, Tips from your peers

Good Case Management Software Helps Keep Clients from Slipping Through the Cracks.

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 16, 2019 9:39:00 AM

You have good caseworkers who are committed to their clients. They work long hours and go above and beyond to make sure everyone is getting the help they need. Yet, it’s still too easy for someone to slip through the cracks if you’re using an antiquated or old school record system. Or if the caseworker is overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time to do it. Using the right case management software can alleviate some of these issues and help make sure nobody falls through the cracks.

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Topics: FAMCare, case management workflow, case management software, caseworkers, case load, social services, understanding clients, social workers, case manager stress relief, keep clients from slipping through the cracks

Create Efficient Collaboration with the Right Government Software Solutions

Posted by GVT Admin on Jul 8, 2019 7:25:00 AM

We are in an unprecedented stretch of strong economic conditions where where there are more jobs then job applicants. Yet, there are still many children and families who are suffering and in need of government agency help. So many, in fact, that human services caseworkers often still feel overwhelmed by heavy caseloads and the accompanying paperwork.

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Topics: Government, Case Studies, case management workflow, case management software, caseworkers, human services, case load, social services software, social services, human services software, government software solutions

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

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

Case Manager Stress Relief For Social Worker Performance Anxiety

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 24, 2019 9:36:08 AM

Performance anxiety can often add to the high stress experienced by social work case managers. After all, social worker performance isn’t about how many widgets you make or how much profit you brought to the bottom line. It’s about helping real people deal with real life problems. If your performance is lacking, it could mess up someone’s life or even end it. That's the mindset that leads to social worker performance anxiety.

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Topics: case management software, case worker stress relief, caseworkers, prevent burnout, case load, social services, social workers, case worker supervision, case manager stress relief, performance anxiety

10 Tips for Quick Case Manager Stress Relief [Infographic]

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 29, 2019 10:37:54 AM

We know that being a case manager can be very stressful. There is never enough time, budget or resources to do everything you want to do. And the work you do is so vitally important. It affects people's lives. That's why our case management software is designed to help relieve some of the stress in your everyday workflow.

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Topics: case management software, case worker stress relief, prevent burnout, peer group, case load, social workers, case manager stress relief

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