News

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019 [Press Releases]

Rural Colorado Counties Team Up to Purchase Child Welfare Software

Four rural county social services departments in Southwest Colorado pooled resources to invest in new technology to help child welfare caseworkers spend more time with children and families and less time on paperwork.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 [Press Releases]

Cayuga County Implementing Artificial Intelligence for Caseworkers

Cayuga County, New York, is upgrading its software systems to provide child welfare and adult services caseworkers in the Department of Social Services (DSS) with new technology that uses artificial intelligence.

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Department of Social Services moves toward mobile file storage

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 [In the News]

Department of Social Services moves toward mobile file storage

The Jefferson County Department of Social Services is moving forward with acquiring a software program called Traverse that would allow caseworkers to handle much of their paperwork electronically.

Read more on Watertown Daily Times

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 [Press Releases]

Artificial Intelligence Helping Jefferson County Caseworkers Manage Paperwork

Jefferson County Department of Social Services (DSS) is investing in new technology that uses artificial intelligence to help child welfare caseworkers focus less time on paperwork and more time doing high-value work with children and families.

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Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals in 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 [In the News]

Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals in 2018

CityPulse Columbus has recognized “Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals” in and around Columbus since 2013. Northwoods was recognized for the second year in a row in 2018 because the company "cultivates an environment where 'when people are hired, they don’t want to leave' with leadership programs 'open to all' and a place that 'feels like home.'”

Read more on CityPulse Columbus

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 [Press Releases]

Seneca County Arming Caseworkers with New Technology to Manage Cases

Seneca County Division of Human Services Administration (DHSA) will arm 36 children and family services caseworkers with new technology to focus less time on paperwork and more time doing high-value work with children and families.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 [Press Releases]

Chautauqua County Giving Caseworkers New Technology to Manage Cases

Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investing in new technology for child welfare caseworkers to help them better serve vulnerable children and families and reduce caseworker stress, which contributes to high turnover. 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 [Press Releases]

Northwoods Working with State of Ohio on Statewide Document Management

Northwoods is excited to partner with the state of Ohio to implement enterprise document management in all 88 counties to transform human services delivery across the state. In 2013, the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation initiated an eligibility modernization project to simplify and integrate eligibility determinations for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

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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

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