Douglas County Commission to consider sharing software program to increase case-management efficiency

The Douglas County Commission is considering an agreement to share software with another county to increase efficiency.

At their meeting Wednesday, commissioners will look at an agreement with Johnson County to store on that county’s computer system data from Douglas County agencies and partnering health and social service providers. Case managers in Douglas County then will be able to access the stored data through the program.

In an April presentation to commissioners, Chris Schneweis, senior management analyst for Johnson County, said the My Resource Connect program allowed case managers and probation officers to search for the services their clients were receiving. In addition, the program allows case managers to locate agencies in the United Way database that provide food, shelter and transportation.

Johnson County developed My Resource Connection after a 1999 audit found gaps in services provided by the county, as well as duplication and inefficiencies in service delivery, which had one Johnson County resident receiving services from 27 agencies and 17 case managers.

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