Modern technology allows us to understand and use data more effectively than ever before. Today, businesses use data to increase sales, attract new talent, and deliver higher quality products in a more efficient manner. So why aren’t we putting technology to greater use in the fight to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in our communities?
It’s largely because many social service providers lack the resources and technology to collect, analyze, and report data. Some don’t collect any data, and those that do often make do with outdated service management systems, lack effective means of communicating with partners who are working with the same clients, and are missing feedback loops to allow them to assess whether services are working.
By increasing the efficiency of comprehensive data collection, workflow management, and data analytics, Sprout aims to give providers more time with the clients they serve and refocuses the social service system on desired client outcomes.