Salisbury School eliminates off-site
student record storage with online access.

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SCHOOL PROFILE

Location: Salisbury, CT

Type: College Preparatory School for Boys

Size: 300 students

Grades: 9 – 12

Contact Person: Beth Vernalli,
Director of Health Services

The Challenge

Every year, Salisbury School was forced to make follow up phone calls to parents for missing student health information and paperwork. Using an Excel spreadsheet, nurses manually tracked all incoming faxed and mailed forms, and recorded notes regarding missing information and when it was expected to arrive.

Other frustrating issues were records storage and chart accessibility. While enrolled, a student’s chart was stored in the health center, and once they graduated or withdrew, it was moved to the archives in a separate building. For enrolled students, student information was only accessible from the health center because it was all paper-based, meaning trainers, coaches, and other staff did not have visibility over students’ vital health information when they needed it.

“[An electronic Student Health Record (SHR) is] perfect for nights when we’re on call. It enables more triage over the phone.”

Beth Vernalli, Director of Health Services

The Solution

Initially Beth Vernali, Director of Health Services at Salisbury School, was opposed to an electronic process. But after attending a Magnus Health luncheon, she was immediately interested. “The aspect of having accessibility everywhere was really appealing, and also not having to worry about where to store paper charts,” said Vernali. When first using the system, Vernali and her team found comfort in being able to contact Magnus for assistance. “The Client Services team has been great—very courteous, responsive, and knowledgeable.”.

The Result

Automated email reminders eliminate phone calls.

The most notable impact the Magnus electronic Student Health Record (SHR) made initially was removing the follow-up phone calls that used to be the norm. Now, automatic email reminders are solving communication issues with parents.

Off-site student record storage is no longer an issue.

Storage problems have been resolved, and the health center staff can more easily serve students. Vernali and the other three nurses all live off campus, and because charts are accessible from anywhere, SHR is “perfect for nights when we’re on call. It enables more triage over the phone,” said Vernali.
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“The Client Services team has been great— very courteous, responsive, and knowledgeable.”

Beth Vernalli, Director of Health Services

Summary

Salisbury School already had a process in place for health information, but with increased communication and emergency capabilities, and storage issues resolved, “SHR made it that much better,” said Vernali. And, with a great relationship with the Magnus Client Services team, Vernali and the other nurses at Salisbury School can easily provide feedback on what could make the system even more robust and useful in their health center.

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