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Sending Text Messages from your FAMCare or Clinical Pursuit System

Posted by Chris Freund on Jan 20, 2017 1:45:55 PM

Often times it is convenient or necessary to send text messages from your FAMCare or Registry System. The current version of Visions Server (the engine that drives FAMCare and ClinicalPURSUIT) supports outgoing text messaging right out of the box with the SMS Outgoing Message Module.

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, Implementation Plans

Your 2017 Nonprofit Tech Budget - Planning & Preparation Survival Tips

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The end of December is a period filled with new opportunities, particularly in terms of nonprofits who are starting to prepare for their 2017 tech budgets. January 1 essentially creates a clean slate - a situation where anything is possible if you put the plans in motion now. If you truly want to prepare properly for your 2017 tech budget, however, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Technology Speak, Nonprofit General

FAMCare Security Groups - Keep it Simple

Posted by Dave Becker on Dec 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In a database, security is key but is should be kept simple.  

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Topics: Technology Speak, Implementation Plans, FAMCare, FAMCare Team Blog's

OData with Tableau - OData Video #3

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Check out this short video on how using the third party software tool - Tableau can enhance your data reporting and analysis efforts.  It's simple, clean and powerful with many graphing options at your disposal.

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Topics: Insider, FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak

FAMCare and Tableau

Posted by Jasmine Brooks on Nov 16, 2016 12:06:47 PM

Analytics That Will Help Your Agency Visualize Data to Make Data Driven Decisions

FAMCare and Tableau can give your company a competitive edge.  Data is a powerful tool that can provide insights to help solve key questions for your business.  Leveraging data can turn acumens into action steps that improve your business process. Using data to influence positive change is something that impacts global powerhouses and mom and pop stores. Using data to make decisions about your business is called strategic decision making. 

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Topics: FAMCare Tips and Tools, Technology Speak, FAMCare

FAMCare Master Certification Class - November 2016 Feedback

Posted by George Ritacco on Nov 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Congratulations to our recent graduates of the FAMCare / Visions Server Master Certification training course!  Thank you to Patrick Skelly of Randolph County North Carolina Dept of Social Services, Justin Chirco of Promesa Behavioral Health in California and Marc Dietrich of Wolverine Human Services in Michigan for attending the course!

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

Psychotherapy Evaluation Software

Posted by George Ritacco on Oct 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Besides official credentials and accreditation, what assurance is there that a psychotherapist is truly competent? This is the question that has dogged the psychotherapy profession for years and has haunted both psychotherapy professionals and the clients who seek their help. Therapy is a treatment method that is relationship and conversation based. How do you measure competence in that setting?

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Topics: Technology Speak

Does Your Case Management Software Look Like This?

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

We look at case management systems, functionality, services and programs ever day at Global Vision Technologies.

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Topics: Technology Speak, FAMCare

The Case for a Flip Phone... Time to Disconnect from the Craziness?

Posted by Dave Becker on Sep 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Recently, I was at a conference with a client offering a presentation on software implementation.  While preparing for the presentation, a conversation occurred with the client that really made me stop and think.

A few days before the training I called this client to review everything and confirm we were ready for our presentation.  I asked for her cell phone number so we could connect the day before at the conference.  She replied, “Do not laugh at me, I still have a flip phone”.  After a short pause, I was not sure what to say.  This client is one of the most technically savvy project managers I have worked with in my career.  She can write HTML and SQL very well and is responsible for automating her entire workflow of five departments and 125 staff members, and yet she has a phone that I had 20 years ago when I first got out of college.  Then just when I thought it could not get any more interesting, she stated that I have to text her “Yes” or “No” questions because she does not know how to text on it and she can only text back one letter. 

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Topics: Technology Speak, Fun Stuff

Ethics When Sharing Client Information

Posted by George Ritacco on Sep 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As social services has expanded beyond the single practitioner trying to make a difference, social workers are called upon to share client information with colleagues to facilitate coordination of services.

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Topics: Technology Speak, FAMCare

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