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Here are Central Ohio's top workplaces for Millennials

Monday, November 13, 2017 [In the News]

Here are Central Ohio's top workplaces for Millennials

The Columbus Young Professionals Club and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio have released their fifth annual list of top workplaces for young professionals.

Read more on Columbus Business First

CAYUGA COUNTY LEGISLATURE

Friday, November 10, 2017 [In the News]

CAYUGA COUNTY LEGISLATURE

The county's department of Social Services is hoping to get new software that could make paperwork and interviews in the Child Protective Services unit less invasive and more efficient. Director of Community Services Ray Bizzari said a program created by Northwoods Consulting Partners would put all the office's records onto a database accessible via iPad. A caseworker could visit a home at either end of the county with the ability to pull up any and all paperwork needed.

Read more on Auburn Citizen

Next-Gen Child Welfare Tech: Using Cognitive Search to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 [In the News]

Next-Gen Child Welfare Tech: Using Cognitive Search to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

What if child welfare organizations could use technology to surface trend data that could help them understand and address the opioid epidemic, and even prevent a future crisis?

Read more in APHSA's Policy & Practice

Traverse in Action: See the Whole Picture of Case History

Monday, July 17, 2017 [In the News]

Traverse in Action: See the Whole Picture of Case History

The best predictor of future safety is a thorough understanding of the past. Traverse, a protective services case discovery platform from the AWS Public Sector Partner Program member Northwoods, uncovers dark data and uses it to present a comprehensive case story. It allows child and adult protective services agencies to leverage the power of big data and the information they already have to make well informed, more confident decisions. The tool helps to analyze years of information and volumes of case records to build connections that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

Read more on AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog

What if your child welfare case file could talk?

Monday, May 22, 2017 [In the News]

What if your child welfare case file could talk?

Social workers, imagine if a child’s case file could talk to you. What would you ask it? What hidden secrets would you want it to tell you about the kids you care so much about? To help, we’ve figured out a way to use modern technology to make your case files answer your questions so you can uncover critical information to make informed, confident decisions.

Read more on Inorupt

Northwoods puts Text Analytics to a Good Use

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 [In the News]

Northwoods puts Text Analytics to a Good Use

Yesterday, Northwoods announced availability of Traverse, a text analytics solution for child welfare social workers. The solution is designed to allow case workers to focus more on a child’s needs rather than needlessly reviewing case documents. Traverse sifts through a case’s thousands of documents to give case workers quick insights into the people and key topics related to the child. This allows the case worker to focus on the child’s future safety rather than researching the case.

Read more on Big Men on Content

Back Office Content Solutions for State and Local Human Services

Thursday, July 7, 2016 [In the News]

Back Office Content Solutions for State and Local Human Services

As I’ve been looking for out-of-the-box solutions that heavily rely on content, I’ve come to realize that these Back Office Content Solutions are everywhere. My real surprise was in human services benefits administration. Northwoods offers document management and workflow with an out-of-the-box solution to work social services related to children.

Read more on Big Men on Content

DSS: iPads will enhance safety

Friday, October 2, 2015 [In the News]

DSS: iPads will enhance safety

The Robeson County Department of Social Services will roll out a program that uses new technology to enable child welfare and adult services workers to spend more time with their clients and less time doing paperwork at the office.

Read more on The Robesonian

The Curious Case of User Adoption - Policy & Practice

Thursday, August 20, 2015 [In the News]

The Curious Case of User Adoption - Policy & Practice

Most large IT projects fail because of one preventable issue: poor user adoption. By following two key tenets of a coach model approach to training, human services staff can ensure user acceptance, and ultimately, better service delivery.

Read more in APHSA's Policy & Practice

Crow Wing County goes mobile

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 [In the News]

Crow Wing County goes mobile

An app introduced last September for Crow Wing County Community Services social workers is improving communication with the families they serve, according to a new study released by Northwoods, the app developer.

Read more on Brainerd Dispatch

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