March #21 : "Provide" Services - by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

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Larry Kramer Gets Angry

Radiant Radical

Adventures in Brain Chemistry

Cackles, Cauldrons, and Carrots

Johnny Appleseed

The Way To a Man's Heart

Tools of the Trade

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Notes of a Native Son

Out in the Cold

Cocktail Hour

Gallo's Humor

Vanity Unfair

Uh-Oh, Canada

Dental Damns

School for Scandal

"Provide" Services

Goes Around, Comes Around

Whatever Happened to Mary Jane

The Buddy Line

Rebel YELL

Bull's Eye

Body at Work

Alive and Kicking

ACTing UP All Over

All in Good Time

Tabling the Situation

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ACT UP's First Days

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A Specific Point of View

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The Anger Channel

Dose of Reality

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Kicking Butt

Expand Your Medicine Cabinet

Wean on Me

Feeling Queasy? Help is Easy

The Right Stuff

A Load Off His Mind

Carbo Diem

Monkey Business

Taking Action



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The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

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Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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March 1997

"Provide" Services

by Walter Armstrong and Ronnilyn Pustil

New, improved software for ASOs

Overwhelmed AIDS paperpushers, take note. A management-consulting firm in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin has designed a software program for AIDS service organizations (ASOs). Groupware Technologies created Provide to help the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) streamline the coordination of medical, food and social services for its 900 clients. "Even in a small city like Milwaukee there are 250 programs case managers need to know about," said Bret Ballinger, the firm's president.

Unlike the cumbersome government-issue software long used by many ASOs, Provide automates routine activities such as daily scheduling, eligibility screening and referral generation, and offers the ability to create and maintain databases. "With a single keystroke you can find out who's eligible for which services in the community," said ARCW's Paul Milakovich. "When you enter a client's data, the computer immediately lets you know what the client's eligible for." Groupware is marketing the software to 2,500 ASOs nationwide at a cost of $900 per caseworker. Surf http://www.grouptech.com.



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