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Editor's e-Note
What does software have to do with social services? Plenty. And plenty more as time goes on and social services agencies must continue to adhere to meaningful use standards defined as the use of certified electronic health record technologies in a manner that moves a provider towards or achieves the goals of improving health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety. In order to achieve meaningful use, social service agencies will want to purchase wisely when it comes to software programs and this month’s e-exclusive offers some tips on how to go about doing this.

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— Marianne Mallon, editor
e-News Exclusive
Social Services Software — Custom-Designed or Off-the-Shelf?
By Lindsey Getz

As more social services offices begin to implement software programs to manage their cases and run their practices, one big decision that will arise is whether to buy software that is off-the-shelf or a package that is custom built. As with anything, there are pros and cons to each option that must be considered.

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