November 28, 2011
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 organizations are now realizing the impact technology has on the processes, growth, and goals of the organizations. This paper will highlight how technology successfully breaks down barriers in the human services field. Information Technology IT
Technology offers various tools that help human service organizations and human services professionals improve and increase service delivery. From service planning, to program development, to empowerment of individuals and families, technology is a driving force in the human service field. In any service that involves people, problems and barriers arise. The human service industry contains barriers that sometimes hinder service, effectiveness, and productivity. Information technology also called IT provides assistance and solutions that can remove the barriers that impede services. In human service agencies, the areas of planning, development, funding, and information gathering are perhaps the most important areas to human service professionals. Information gathering, case management, and funding are areas of human services that rely on accurate information and precise data. If these areas encounter barriers, the entire organization could falter and suffer. IT or information...