DHS Recognized as a 2013 Honors Laureate

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Department of Human Services was named by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program as a 2013 Laureate in the category of human services. The annual award program honors individuals and organizations whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.

DHS was recognized for its integrated case management system supporting comprehensive service delivery. The case management framework, developed over several years, uses a variety of systems built to function independently or together. The integrated systems include: a set of Common Assessment Tools, a case management system that supports child welfare business processes and integrates with the Courts and Juvenile Probation; the Jail Collaborative information system which integrates DHS, the jail system, and the courts which enhances service coordination for offenders; and the Master Provider Enterprise Repository, a repository of all of the DHS providers. DHS was one of 268 honorees, chosen from more than 700 entries.

“We are honored to receive this recognition, said DHS Director Marc Cherna. “Using an integrated case management system improves collaboration between offices within DHS and other government agencies, stream-lines business practices and reduces costs.”

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at a ceremony and dinner June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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