Learn more about Northwoods and technology in human services through our press releases and media articles featuring Northwoods and our customers.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 [Press Releases]
For child welfare social workers, understanding a child’s whole story can feel impossible. However, the best predictor of a child’s future safety is a thorough understanding of that child’s detailed past, including prior abuse or neglect situations, people connected to the family and major events. Starting today, new technology called Traverse® exists to help social workers shine a light on dark data to make more confident and informed decisions about a child’s future safety.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 [Press Releases]
Walking into Cabarrus County Department of Human Services (DHS) is like night and day for people who need economic assistance including Medicaid, crisis or energy assistance or Food and Nutrition Services. Before a recent overhaul and modernization of the lobby, people seeking services often waited in long, confusing lines. They were frustrated, as were the caseworkers trying to help. To improve customer service and better serve the community, the agency redesigned the lobby, updated appointment management software for caseworkers and modernized business processes.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 [Press Releases]
A mobile app is helping child welfare caseworkers in Chemung County, N.Y., spend more time working with children and families and less time on paperwork, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.
Monday, November 16, 2015 [Press Releases]
Dare County Department of Health and Human Services – Social Services Division in North Carolina is replacing its cumbersome paper-based processes with a mobile electronic document management software solution. Northwoods’ Compass® CoPilot will help 39 mobile social workers access and update documentation using an iPad® app from the field, rather than using paper forms and documents.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 [Press Releases]
A mobile software application is helping Clark County Family and Children Services social workers spend more time working with children and families, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 [Press Releases]
Carver County Community Social Services (CCCSS) invested in new technology to help children and families receiving services from social workers who have to manage overwhelming paperwork requirements. CCCSS is replacing its cumbersome paper-based processes with a mobile electronic document management software solution to help social workers complete required paperwork efficiently, close cases more quickly, and reduce paperwork-related stress on workers.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 [Press Releases]
A mobile app is helping Crow Wing County Community Services social workers improve interaction with families, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 [Press Releases]
Six Ohio counties are using state Efficiency and Innovation Fund grants to equip social workers with new mobile technology so they can focus their time on child safety, rather than paperwork.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 [Press Releases]
Douglas County Department of Human Services (DHS) in Colorado is eliminating paper files by partnering with Northwoods to implement an electronic document management software solution and new business processes. The solution will help the agency manage increasing caseloads and better serve families.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 [Press Releases]
Brunswick County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is replacing its cumbersome paper-based processes with an electronic document management and appointment management software solution to boost efficiency and service to clients.