News

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

Wednesday, November 14, 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

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.

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Monday, May 7, 2018 [Press Releases]

Northwoods Announces Traverse for Protective Services

Northwoods announced today its newest content collection and case discovery solution for adult and child protective services. The software, Traverse®, helps social workers collect, view and share content for abuse, neglect, foster care and adoption cases from anywhere at any time.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 [Press Releases]

Mesa County Implementing Traverse for Child Welfare

Mesa County Department of Human Services is implementing Northwoods’ Traverse software to help Child Welfare case managers spend more time with children and families and less time on paperwork.

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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

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