Technology Solutions for Human Services

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Technology Solutions for Human Services Jane Doe BSHS/352 November 28, 2011 Instructor Technology Solutions for Human Services Technology has advanced considerably in recent years. As with other areas, technological advancements are crucial to human service organizations. Technology makes it possible for human service workers to provide better service. Human services utilize numerous tools, practices, and procedures in the advancement of individuals. Technological solutions have become essential to the goals and objectives of human service workers as well as to the families and individuals served. Technological tools and solutions have become more available to both public and private sectors in recent years. Human service…show more content…
Technology has developed systems that provide an aggregated and historical view of client data. These advanced electronic processes provide avenues that best serve each client, as well as simplifying the work of human service professionals. With advanced technology, individual physical files that in the past were stored in huge shelves in an office can now be stored online in a central database, or on an external hard drive. A central storage file online provides more space for client data as well as a central location where information can be easily accessed by numerous human service branches and departments. Fundraising and Donations Human service agencies have limited funding and rely greatly on donations. This may make it difficult for human service organizations to obtain necessary technology that will improve service distribution and eliminate the barriers that cause ineffectiveness. TechSoup is a non-profit organization that provides various software applications at a vastly discounted price. “TechSoup is a nonprofit with a clear focus: providing other nonprofits and libraries with technology that empowers them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities. As part of that goal, we provide technology products and information geared specifically to the unique challenges faced by nonprofits and libraries” (TechSoup, 2009). Funding is a barrier most human services organizations face because funding is limited and competition to receive
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