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Learn more about Northwoods and technology in human services through our press releases and media articles featuring Northwoods and our customers.

Software saves Beaufort Co. taxpayers money

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 [In the News]

Software saves Beaufort Co. taxpayers money

A recently released case study shows software Beaufort County's Department of Social Services switched to several years ago is saving them a lot of money. The software, called Northwoods, places an emphasis on electronic filing, which saves the DSS money on things like training and office supplies. All together, the DSS says they're saving about $100,000 a year.

Read more on WNCT.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 [Press Releases]

Beaufort County Using Technology to Reduce Turnover, Expenses

New technology in social work is helping Beaufort County Department of Social Services (DSS) boost worker morale, improve interaction with families and reduce agency expenditures, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 [Press Releases]

Lenoir County DSS Giving Social Workers Mobile Technology

Faced with a 30 percent increase in child protective services cases, Lenoir County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is partnering with Northwoods to implement mobile technology for social workers to simplify paperwork and give social workers more time to spend with families.

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Mobility is Changing the Face of Social Work - Policy & Practice

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 [In the News]

Mobility is Changing the Face of Social Work - Policy & Practice

Every day, protective service agencies send social workers into homes, schools, and long-term care facilities to ensure the safety of children, the elderly, and others. But skyrocketing caseloads coupled with time-consuming paperwork requirements cut into the amount of quality time social workers can spend with their clients. Innovative child and adult protective service agencies have started embracing mobile technology to tackle these challenges head on.

Read more in APHSA's Policy & Practice

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 [Press Releases]

Richmond County DSS Implementing New Social Services Software

Richmond County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is partnering with Northwoods to implement a social services software solution to help mobile social workers deal with increasing caseloads. It will also improve internal communication following the consolidation of public health and social services earlier this year.

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Waynesburg native wins first-place Better Government award

Friday, July 11, 2014 [In the News]

Waynesburg native wins first-place Better Government award

In four weeks, Bowlen wrote the application and paper for the competition that outlined Northwoods’ “Compass CoPilot” program, a proposal to integrate data collection and reporting at state and county human services agencies.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 [Press Releases]

Burke County DSS Partners with Northwoods on New Technology Solution

Burke County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is partnering with Northwoods to implement a document management and appointment management software solution to help the agency boost security, efficiency and service to clients.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 [Press Releases]

Macon County DSS to Implement New Mobile Technology

Macon County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is equipping social workers with new mobile technology to help manage increasing child protection and adult services cases.

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Burke commissioners OK more money for schools; Local tax rate unchanged - Morganton News Herald

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 [In the News]

Burke commissioners OK more money for schools; Local tax rate unchanged - Morganton News Herald

Burke County Department of Social Services will get a majority of the money needed to contract with Northwoods Consulting Partners Inc.

Read more on Morganton.com

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 [Press Releases]

Northwoods Wins National Better Government Competition

Northwoods was named the winner of the Pioneer Institute’s 23rd annual Better Government Competition, which sought proposals for ideas that leverage technology to improve the public sector.

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