IRM AND EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENSS, AND EQUITY
SUBMITTED TO DR. MALLARD
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Information Resource Management
April 26, 2019
IRM and Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Equity
The world is steady growing and advancing in ways that sometimes it feels as if it is unrealistic. Such as, the reshaping of technology and the hasty change of it, a much more vital competition within the workforce, and most importantly; new policies changes concerning public agencies organizations.
Why are these examples important to us as professionals such as you and me? We are the mediators to all of it because we keep the balance among the groups, communities, and organizations. Technological advancements have helped to embrace record and evaluate information as well as storing and sharing of it. Hence, the concept of information management has gained importance today As a result, the need for information technology and the management behind it, falls back on us to help everyone navigate through the reshaping of things.
Personal effectiveness of information resource for professionals, would be having fun, and enjoying their career while interacting with the clients. Employers would also learn more and remain updated with new technology that is being brought into the mainstream. Professionals would be relatable to the newest trends of information that may be younger than normal. Thinker harder and not smarter would make information resource management more efficiency as well reach means, stress reliever on everyone.
Information Resource management in relation to equity, removes and breaks barriers in many ways for public agencies. The ultimate value of technology is being able to offer treatment via to rural clients who might not otherwise have access to a provider. Therefore, making sure that all of the citizens has the same right to important information needed to better their living. Also, to assist in areas that they are lacking. However, it creates a new area of ethical caution. Just as face-to-face appointments and careful management of paperwork require ethical boundaries, so does the use of technology. There is still an obligation to uphold and follow HIPAA guidelines and approach this work from an ethical level.
Further, it is part of each profession to interact with the clients face to face in order to receive results. In return, would have a greater effectiveness outcome than what is normal expected.
Economic efficiency of information management is the growing process of finding employment easier and that are feasible. Todays job search process often starts online and, if you are looking to move to a new location, can involve video-chat interviews.
Information resource management based on research, allows the professional to have the ability to stay up to date on peer-reviewed research, policy, bills, and amendment changes. Efficiency when it is in regards to the daily business operations and management, allows managers to monitor personnel, create programs, work with budgets and organizational finances, and communicate with other professional organizations, government entities, stakeholders, and employees with the help of technology.
In order to reach the ultimate success in the fast-paced world of high-tech innovation, it is going to require effective communication, a strong sense of teamwork, negotiation, dedication to working towards a unified mission. Further, all skills that are strongly emphasized in this particular career path, will be used not just within the United States but Globally.
Technical literacy is now a cultural competency, emerging into awareness much like the need for multiculturalism in the 60s or continuous ethical training of the late twentieth century. The clients (that may change and be diverse in all areas), will integrate technology into their lives. If we are not assessing the impact of technology on our client populations, then there will be a disservice to them and our profession. Some of our populations flourish with technology, and yet others do not use technology in their communities and environment. As a result, these environments are falling behind further in a digital divide in which they may not recover.
Governments are rushing to support New technology that might help drive the next economic shift with funding and incentives. Another convenience that modern technology has brought to social workers is the research potential. Google Scholar and similar databases offer relevant information for research purposes, written by credible scholarly authors. The layout for these types of websites is extremely user-friendly. Accessing this information on tablets or even smartphones is simple.
The time and cost it can save means more clients helped with less work for us.
Automated/mechanical interventions that dont require the direct involvement of social workers(humans) are emerging, and wireless technologies are helping facilitate social work in the field. These developments and others will change the nature of professional social work practice in countless ways. Correspondingly, the roles of social workers will need to adapt and adjust to new demands for practice in the information age. Social workers must acquire and maintain skills and competencies that enable them to adapt traditional practice protocols and services with new technologies.
The security of data and information storage leaves sensitive client information vulnerable to hackers. A breach in security could lead to client information and data being violated or released, which could have legal and other ramifications.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996 includes a section about protection and confidential handling of records by health care providers and organizations. Social work agencies that breach client and patient data could be penalized.
Unless information stored electronically, such as employee and client records, budgetary documentation, and professional plans are adequately backed-up, there is always a risk that information could become lost or erased during a system failure.
These concerns highlighted in the NASW Technology Standards guiding documentation are thus the case for the NASW to put forth a set of ethical standards by which social workers are to abide.
There is knowledge in every stage of our lives; in science, in music, in sports, in everything one can think of. How does it affect human life to be able to obtain and use information that is integrated with so much life? Mankind’s quest for knowledge has always continued throughout history (wheel in ancient times, gunpowder in medieval times, cancer in
the near future). The search for information shows continuity, only shape of information has changed in line with the necessities of the time today, every region of the world, every area of life has been digitized (Sakall? and Bahad?ro?lu, 2018).
Such a rapid change has also changed the way individuals do daily work (Kele?, 2018). In recent years, it has been easier to reach information with developing technology, communication between individuals has accelerated and competition has increased in all areas. This is why the concept of information management has become a Science and has been developed to obtain and use information in the right way has gained importance in recent years.
.The information technologies could help and also to improve the decision process in different organizational environments.
Nowadays, information systems organizations can help in gaining competitive advantage, because the quality of the output of these systems play an important role in improving the performance of the organization. The main objective of this study is Identification and ranking of key factors influencing the effectiveness of information systems in State-Owned Organizations. For this purpose, the role of variables such as organizational factors, human factors and technical factors have been examined.
The Statistical Population of this research is IT experts one of the organizers of public sector. In this study, data were analyzed with using SPSS and fuzzy analytic hierarchy process. The results suggest that organizational, human and technical factors in order of priority are influential on effectiveness of information systems. Senior management support, security, Adoption of Information Technology and knowledge management, are indicators that affect the effectiveness of information systems.
Iranian Journal of Information Processing & Management, Vol 32, Iss 3, Pp 695-712 (2017)