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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

How Social Services Software Helps Your Nonprofit Provide Food and Shelter

Posted by GVT Admin on Jun 18, 2019 6:45:00 AM

Despite low unemployment rates and a fairly strong economy, the number of homeless and food insecure continue to rise. According to the recently released State of the Homeless 2019 report, as of January, in New York City alone, an all-time record number (63,839) of men, women and children slept in shelters each night. And, according to Feeding America, 40-million people struggle with hunger in the U.S., including more than 12-million children.

If you run a shelter or food bank, chances are you have more to do and more to process every day. That’s where having the right social services software can help you focus more on providing food and shelter and less on paperwork and processes.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, FAMCare, nonprofit mission, nonprofit, caseworkers, social services software, social services, social workers, human kindness, hunger in America, hungry children, food and shelter

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

FAMCare Q&A: Configuration and Customization

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 1, 2019 10:32:13 AM

We speak to clients everyday.  We often get questions asked around the difference between "configuration" and "customization".  I wanted to help set the FAMCare record straight and share how the FAMCare platform answers this question.

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, Visions Server Master Certification Training, case management software

Using Data to Demonstrate Program Value

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 22, 2019 11:06:18 AM

In recent years, funders are demanding that social service organizations analyze their program activities and outputs in a more meaningful way. For agencies to just say they are “doing good” is no longer enough. Organizations now need to justify costs by demonstrating program value. They must be able to justify their programs and funding by illustrating the quality of their services and show that their programs are producing meaningful outcomes that are aligned with larger policy priorities.

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Topics: FAMCare, case management software, nonprofit software solutions, social services software

Giving to Givers - a Look at Some Who Made a Difference in 2018

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 10, 2019 1:39:23 PM

Let’s begin 2019 with some good news…

This Christmas Brian Breach got into the spirit of giving, but with a twist; he decided to give to givers. He dressed down as if he were homeless, printed a sign that asked for donations to feed his family at Christmas, and stood in front of a mall with a tin cup. When anyone approached and dropped coins into his cup, he would give them a crisp new $100 bill. “I wanted to recognize the good giving people who would willingly share the little they have to help a stranger in need.” 

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, FAMCare, mental health, student debt, nonprofit, urban food deserts, social workers, homeless students, hunger in America, Caroline Diehl, best 2018 posts

GVT Amps Up Security Measures for all FAMCare Clients

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM
With new cyber security threats appearing almost daily, it’s vital that our systems and software are up to date with the latest security technology. Providing a secure server and protecting our clients’ information is of the utmost importance, which is why GVT has spent the past quarter enhancing our threat detection and authentication mechanisms.
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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Software Upgrade Notices, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Press Releases, FAMCare, Update Notices, cyber security, multi-factor authentication, hack detection code

FAMCare... Intuitive Case Management Design

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Tesla - “Oh…and it’s all electric”

A recent encounter with an eager, young representative (don’t call them salesman) in a Tesla store (not a showroom) first amused me, but then alerted me to the fact that I was guilty of a similar oversight in my own business.  

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, FAMCare

Your Case Management Database Needs for 2018

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Knowing what your case management database needs in order for goals, compliance and deliverables to be met isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. Many different variables must be accounted for when deciding what the ideal case management database looks like for your organization. Here are four resources that you can use to quickly help you facilitate this important decision:

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare

Health & Human Services 2018 Budget - A Cautionary Tale

Posted by GVT Admin on Jan 9, 2018 9:18:00 AM

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services budget for 2018 is a healthy $1,131 Billion. To keep this astounding number in perspective, a trillion dollar plus budget for HHS is nothing new. In 2016 the total outlay for HHS was $1,103 Billion and in 2017 the number will come in close to $1,130 Billion.

The Health and Human Services budget is the backbone of our entire social services system. Here’s how this enormous amount of money will be spent:

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, FAMCare

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