DHS News June 2013
DHS Technological Developments Highlighted in New Report
report is available under Related Information on the DHS AIMS webpage.
A new report completed for DHS summarizes the technological
successes at the department since 2009 as they relate to our mission of
integrating services and improving delivery of them to Allegheny County
residents in need.
Completed by Randolph W. Brockington, Deputy Director of the
DHS Office of Administrative and Information Management Services (AIMS), and
Beverly R. Karwoski, Engagement Principal at contractor Deloitte Consulting
LLP, the document reviews DHS’s journey into information management, dating to
2000, and maps it through 2017. “Over the last decade DHS has made significant
strides over other counties and government entities to lay a foundation for the
advancement of program office capabilities,” the report says.
The systems reviewed in the document include those that were
developed by DHS and those tailored for it. “By listening to our end-users (DHS
staff and providers) we’ve been able to build technology tools that enable our
workforce and network of contract service providers to deliver quality and
needed services to our consumers,” Randy said.
Among the tools are the Key Information and Demographics
System (KIDS); the
Jail Collaborative; the Child and Adolescent Needs
and Strengths (CANS) and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessments tools; data
access and contracts processing.
The report discusses training and the formation of an
Advisory Committee to bring contract service providers to the table. It also
maps how program and integration outcomes, along with business systems
integration, are moving forward as DHS technology advances.
The report is available under Related Information on the DHS AIMS webpage.
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