The FAMCare Blog

Making Sure Your Caseworkers are HIPAA Compliant

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 11, 2018 2:35:23 PM

Safeguarding your clients’ privacy is something that must be taken seriously, regardless of your industry. Ensuring your caseworkers receive the proper Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance training is necessary not only to protect the clients, but to protect your organization.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Secure Case Management, case management software, nonprofit, HIPAA Compliant, caseworkers

Case Manager Stress Relief Tips for Mental Health

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 28, 2018 12:31:22 PM

This is the second in our series on case manager stress relief. In our first post, we talked about the physical things you can do daily to relieve stress. Today we'll talk about the mental ways to find case manager stress relief.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, mental health, case management software, case worker stress relief

Need Case Manager Stress Relief? Do These 4 Things Daily

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 7, 2018 9:25:03 AM

 

Those who work in nonprofit or government agencies deal with high levels of stress daily. It can affect both your job and your home life. Unfortunately, case manager stress relief is something that is rarely put into practice.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, education, case worker stress relief

The difference between working with a software "vendor" vs. a consultant team 

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 29, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Case management software options abound in this day and age of cloud-based technology. It seems as though lots of attractive options are being released by vendors and consulting companies alike. Knowing what to expect when working with each group can help an agency decide which approach works best for their goals as well as their budget.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, case management software

How Can Software the Government Utilizes Affect its Respective Communities?

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 22, 2018 1:34:02 PM
It’s something most of us don’t think about – until it doesn’t work. The software that powers government entities has far reaching implications and potential consequences for the individuals and families living in the impacted communities.
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Topics: Government, Case Studies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare Videos

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

Who Will Care for The Boomers?

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 13, 2017 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare

Improve Social Worker Productivity With Workflow Tools

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Having access to the right information at the right time is at the heart of a social worker's ability to do his or her job in a timely and efficient manner. Being able to process and organize information received helps ensure that productivity increases, even as the industry as a whole is seeing more pressure.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare, case management workflow

Technology and Social Work - Managing Risk

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Social work is not immune to the ethical issues introduced by the ubiquitous presence of new technology. The use of laptops, tablets, and cellphones outside the safety and security of the office environment, connecting to public Wi-Fi, “liking” posts on Facebook, tracking hashtags on Twitter, sending messages via Snapchat, and pinning pictures on Pinterest all engage a vastly more efficient, but less secure communication environment. Given the nature of the duties social workers are engaged in, their involvement with vulnerable populations, and the trust they seek to establish with their clients, the need for expert guidance in how to navigate this terrain is extremely important.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Secure Case Management

FAMCare User Forum Announcement

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 19, 2017 9:36:31 AM

Hey there!

Just a short announcement that the Official FAMCare User Forum was launched today.  The forum has been something we've wanted to do for a while to help create a place for users to go to network with other FAMCare users and to find answers to their issues.

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, FAMCare Tips and Tools, FAMCare, Fun Stuff