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Innovating Child Welfare Service Delivery

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 [In the News]

Innovating Child Welfare Service Delivery

A Next-Generation System of Engagement

Modernizing to the new Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), or building new systems to meet CCWIS requirements, opens the door for child welfare organizations to better collect, view, share, and understand information, not just record it.

Read more in APHSA's Policy & Practice

Enterprise Medicaid, SNAP, & TANF (MST) EDMS Live in All Ohio Counties

Friday, August 10, 2018 [In the News]

Enterprise Medicaid, SNAP, & TANF (MST) EDMS Live in All Ohio Counties

The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and partner agencies, Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (JFS), are excited to announce on August 6, 2018 the team reached a key milestone in our Ohio Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS) journey, with all 88 counties now live with Medicaid/SNAP/TANF (MST) functionality. This is the culmination of an effort started in August 2017 and is an impressive accomplishment for a project of this scale to finish on time and under budget. 

Read more on Ohio DAS

Top Workplaces: Midsize Employer, Northwoods Consulting Partners

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 [In the News]

Top Workplaces: Midsize Employer, Northwoods Consulting Partners

The Northwoods Foundation is one of many reasons why the organization ranked first in Columbus CEO’s Top Workplaces 2018 survey among midsized companies in central Ohio. The company, which describes its mission as “revolutionizing the delivery of services to vulnerable populations,” designs software for human services agencies.

Read more on Columbus CEO

Technology making more face-to-face time for caseworkers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 [In the News]

Technology making more face-to-face time for caseworkers

Caseworkers in Mesa County will get a helping hand, thanks to technology. The Health and Human Services Department is buying a new Traverse-- or filing-- system. It lets caseworkers access thousands of files from an iPad. Normally, caseworkers have to file paperwork at the office.

Read more on KJCT8

County updates services for kids

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 [In the News]

County updates services for kids

Child-welfare workers in Mesa County later this year will have artificial intelligence on call when they're summoned to emergencies or other issues. Northwoods Consulting Partners' Traverse system will provide protective-services workers "a device they can take into the field that contains everything they need to confront any situation they walk into," said Rich Bowlen, vice president for protective services at Dublin, Ohio-based Northwoods.

Read more on Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

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

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

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