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Technology Disrupting The Status Quo

Posted by GVT Admin on Dec 1, 2021 9:53:34 AM

Nuclear

Nuclear technology revolutionized national power politics in the first half of the twentieth century. The MAD (mutual assured destruction) concept made world war a thing of the past and ushered in what was known as the "cold war". Rather than world powers sending hordes of young men onto the field of battle to slaughter one another, nuclear technology reduced human conflict to large national beasts glowering at one another across a nuclear divide.

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Topics: Technology Speak

Technology...The Heart of The Matter

Posted by GVT Admin on Oct 27, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Only because it is GVT’s business to provide technology services to the world of social services have we hesitated in the past to promote the central role that technology plays in the delivery of services to the vulnerable populations social workers serve. It has always felt a little too self-serving.

However, in the past fifteen years, technology has evolved from being one of the tools social workers use to what can only be described as the “heart of the matter”.

A surgeon and his scalpel are more than a doctor holding an instrument. They are a functional unit that can only perform their work in unison.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Technology Speak, FAMCare, case management software

The Future of Telehealth

Posted by GVT Admin on Sep 29, 2021 10:45:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in the age of telehealth. Perhaps too quickly in many cases, but most clinicians agree that without the nudge from COVID-19 they never would have encouraged the widespread use of telehealth. The coronavirus changed that in an instant, significantly accelerating the adoption of telebehavioral health services. Statewide lockdowns forced providers to find virtual means of meeting with clients and appointments were moved to the telephone and /or video chats.

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Topics: Technology Speak, healthcare

Zoom Fatigue

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 24, 2021 11:30:00 AM

As tele-health becomes more prevalent in the delivery of behavioral health services during this ongoing pandemic, tomorrow’s new normal will be much more virtual than yesterdays. Even after the pandemic, services will be a combination of tele-health and in-person.

Behavioral health clinicians, now operating screen-to-screen rather than face-to-face, realized they needed guidance on engagement, assessment, intervention, and the legal and ethical considerations necessary when setting up and implementing tele-behavioral health. However, they did not foresee the hidden dangers of "Zoom Fatigue".

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Topics: Technology Speak, mental health, Covid-19, Pandemic

Save More Time Now: Leveraging Workflow in Software and Technology

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 26, 2017 5:56:25 PM


There's a common (and unfortunate) misconception out there that certain industries are perfectly fine relying less on technology than others. Social workers, healthcare workers and people in similar professions don't necessarily have a pressing urge for information management and case management software because most of their day is spent in-person.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare

Generations

Posted by Steve Grover on Apr 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

I still have a full set of Windows 3.11 on 3.5’ floppies. It was a wonderful time. With a bit of 10 BASE2 coax cable, BNC T-connectors, network interface cards (NICs), and a couple of 50 ohm terminators we could get computers to talk to one another. How could we forget the fun we had getting the interrupts set properly on the bus cards. And when it was all done, our first foray into network gaming, Duke Nukem, roared to life. Of course I figured out early how to use the mouse instead of the keyboard. The kids never knew what hit ‘em.

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Topics: Technology Speak, Fun Stuff

Social Media and the Effect on Your Future

Posted by Jeff Grover on Apr 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other social media sites, help keep people and communities together and up to date on all of our lives. We learn about who has a new job, who is having a baby and whose political views differ from another. Sounds promising and helpful, but is it?

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Topics: Global Vision Technologies, Technology Speak, Fun Stuff

How to Improve Your Agency's Infrastructure For Long-term Care

Posted by George Ritacco on Mar 29, 2017 9:31:37 AM

Baby boomers are a lot more than just the generation of people born in the years immediately following World War II. They're our mothers, our fathers, our neighbors and our friends. They're also one of the most significant generations in American history, at least as far as sheer numbers are concerned. Most studies say that by the closing days of 1946 - the first official year of the "baby boom" - there were roughly 2.4 million people among the demographic. Flash-forward to 1964 - the final official year of the boom - and that number had grown to 72.5 million. Add in people who immigrated to the United States and you're looking at a total population of about 78.8 million people.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Elderly/Aging Long Term Care, Technology Speak, FAMCare

FAMCare Master Certification Class - January 2017 Feedback

Posted by George Ritacco on Feb 22, 2017 4:08:19 PM


Congratulations to our recent graduates of the FAMCare / Visions Server Master Certification training course!  Thank you to Travis Dillard of SARCOA (Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging) and Cody Lewis of Middle Alabama Area on Aging for attending the course!

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, Implementation Plans, FAMCare, Visions Server Master Certification Training

When Switching From Paper Forms to Electronic Forms

Posted by Heather Lytle on Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

My name is Heather Lytle and I work for a non-profit organization called F.A.C.T.

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Topics: Technology Speak, FAMCare, How Clients Use FAMCare

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