Applying Computers in Social Service and Mental Health Agencies

Applying Computers in Social Service and Mental Health Agencies : A Guide to Selecting Equipment, Procedures, and Strategies

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For those administrators with the responsibility of choosing a computer system Applying Computers in Social Service and Mental Health Agenices suggests practical considerations about the purchase and implementation of a computer system. Dr. Slavin argues that social service and mental health agencies can use a computer system to enhance the quality and quantity of service provided to their clients. Pertinent issues are discussed, such as the costs and benefits of competing hardware and software, the contributions of the small computer, and the development of systematic information systems that connect local and statewide data. The book is a reliable resource that will aid wise decision making.
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0866561773
  • 9780866561778

Table of contents

Contents Part I: Introduction

Computers: Tool of Management and Social Work Practice
Part II: Computers in Social Administration
Strategies for Information System Development
Management Information Systems and Human Service Resource Management
Feasibility as a Consideration in Small Computer Selection
Small Computers: The Directions of the Future in Mental Health
Managing for Success: Assessing the Balanced MIS Environment
Part III: Applications and Case Studies
A Decision Support System to Increase Equity
Computerizing an Integrated Clinical and Financial Record System in a CMHC: A Pilot Project
Computerized Information Systems: A Practice Orientation
An Information System for the Social Casework Agency: A Model and Case Study
Systems Design and Documentation: An Essential Relationship Facilitated Via HIPO Diagrams
A Note for the Field
Computer Use in Social Services Network
Selected Bibliography Related to the Use of Computers and Information Systems in the Administration of Human Services
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