While data security has always been a concern, with the advent of the pandemic more than ever, there is a need for academic institutions to be proactive and more intentional about protecting important student information. Read on to learn more about how your school can optimize its health record security practices....

With Magnus Health, the EHRs are filled out by parents prior to their student’s arrival at school and include everything from the student’s general health information to emergency contacts, allergens, and more. At a glance, school nurses can evaluate a student’s health while parents only need to make updates to the record as needed rather than start from scratch every year....

Of course, keeping track of every student’s mental health and overall wellness can be difficult to manage without the right tools in place. With software solutions like Magnus Health, school nurses can seamlessly document the mental health status and proposed treatment for every student and be fully aligned with HIPAA standards ....

How do you keep track of your student's health records? Whether your school uses paper recording, spreadsheets or has switched to multiple online platforms, there is a better way to organize and protect these vital health records. Let's take a closer look at some of the reasons why protecting  student online health records should be a priority for your school and ways this can be...

For the upcoming school year, many colleges are requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus. With situations like this constantly changing, how can colleges keep accurate records of which students have received the vaccine and those who have not? The answer is a college vaccine tracker. ...

Private schools need to stay compliant with the back-to-school phases dictated by their state. Not only does this help the campus stay open, but it also keeps students, teachers, and communities safe. One way to mitigate the spread at school is vaccine tracking. Let’s take a closer look at how a private school vaccine tracker works with Magnus Health....

Boarding schools face a uniquely complex set of reopening challenges given the residential component of their model. Contributing panelist, Susan Harrington, Chief Financial Officer at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, presents a valuable set of tactics and strategies specific to boarding schools with considerations and steps within each aspect of a reopening plan....

Magnus Health helps more than 700 schools manage their student health, and we are in a unique position to hear what these schools are doing now to prepare for the return of their students. In an effort to help schools and parents navigate these uncharted waters, our team has put together a COVID-19 Resource list and published many blog posts but, we are also looking...

Though nothing will replace face-to-face instruction and teachers working with their students in person, the learning experience must continue regardless of the situation. Here are 10 eLearning resources that teachers and students can use for successful online learning...

We must understand the difference between physical distancing and social distancing, and realize there are still ways to socially interact while maintaining physical distance. In a time of physical isolation, it is more important than ever to stay in touch with your loved ones! Here are some great ways to be social while social distancing...

Understanding the concept of eLearning is simple. eLearning is learning by using electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. In most cases, it refers to a course, program or degree delivered completely online. The common misconception regarding eLearning is that it loses the interactive feel of in-the-classroom learning. Many believe that the students and teachers can’t interact just because they are...

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every organization throughout the world and has created trying times for school administrators overnight. Most schools and student activities have been suspended indefinitely, and eLearning is the new ‘normal’ for educators. While creating online courses and ensuring that children continue to learn, School Leadership is also looking for ways to prepare for the day when students return back to...

We're frequently asked about HIPAA and FERPA and if schools in the U.S. should comply with these regulations. Here are the basics of HIPAA and FERPA laws and how they each apply to schools and student records. This is not legal advice, nor is it intended as legal advice. FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student...

Did you know that most schools access emergency contact information 57 times a year? We know the importance of mobile devices and that generally, everyone has their phone or tablet close by. And, we definitely understand the significance of always being prepared to care for students while on campus or during sporting events. The functionality of the Magnus Mobile App is designed specifically for the K-12...

Students of all ages are living in a virtual world. Technology can be beneficial when used correctly and consumed in moderation. However, children have a difficult time getting away from technology. Technology is everywhere and is easily accessible, which is why managing a child’s screen time is so important. Studies show that too much screen time can cause children to become less active, less creative,...