Child Welfare

IBM Child Welfare Solution as a Service – A game changer!

Building a new child welfare application is complex.  There are many processes needed to keep a child safe and provide the right resources to help support the family.  Getting this right for the case workers is key in order for a project to be a success and provide a solution that supports the needs of […]

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Telehealth emerges as critical weapon for public health officials combating the opioid epidemic

This past October, the U.S. passed a package of bills focused on confronting the nation’s opioid epidemic. Collectively known as the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act[1], the legislation contains a number of legal and regulatory tweaks designed to make addiction treatment more accessible. Among them is a new focus on telehealth, which will make […]

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From automated to comprehensive: What child welfare organizations need to succeed

Of all the programs and services regulated, administered or delivered by government, there are arguably none more important than the delivery of child welfare services: child protection, foster care and adoption.

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Government Health and Human Services: Visions, values and strategies for the future

Technology has had a profound impact on the administration and delivery of health and human services programs. Landline telephones are one of the oldest forms of technology used to communicate with clients. More recently, the internet, email, telephone conferencing, video conferencing, mobile devices, and texting have transformed the way professionals communicate with clients and with […]

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Transforming social services: How cognitive technology is helping to protect the most vulnerable

Health and human service programs are riddled with complexity and uncertainty. The professionals who work in these programs face significant headwinds on their path to progress. Administrators face pressure to transform social services programs while improving outcomes, expanding access to quality care and controlling costs.

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Improving Processes & Practices in Child Welfare: Is cognitive computing part of the solution?

According to the World Health Organization, about 25 percent of adults (1.3 billion people) report that they were abused as children. In addition, approximately 40 million children are abused annually worldwide. The economic cost associated with the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children is estimated at USD 7 trillion annually. Twenty-five percent […]

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Government social programs need to embrace cognitive technologies

There are many examples of how technology has positively impacted, and in some instances transformed, the delivery of government social programs. Land line telephones are perhaps the oldest form of technology used to communicate with clients. But the Internet, email, telephone conferencing, video conferencing, mobile devices, and texting have transformed the way caseworkers communicate with […]

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What Child Welfare Caseworkers Need to go Mobile

Child welfare professionals make important decisions about children and their families every day. Even a decision that might seem simple at first glance, such as whether to visit the home of a particular child on a certain day, can have significant implications.

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A German social services organization implements social program management solution to help protect children

The Need The social services organization for a German city was facing challenges in managing child welfare services as demand grew in size and complexity. The Solution A suite of IBM Cúram software solutions was implemented to manage child welfare cases from the moment children come to the attention of authorities until their case is […]

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