- Name: Pam Gorman
- Job Title: Director of Health Services
- School: Portsmouth Abbey School
- Location: Portsmouth, RI
- Type: Catholic Boarding & Day Grades 9-12
- Size: 360 students
- Website: portsmouthabbey.org
When Pam Gorman, Director of Health Services, began working at Portsmouth Abbey 30 years ago, she could track all student medications on a single sheet of paper. But, as state requirements became more strict, and the frequency of student health conditions increased, Portsmouth Abbey realized the need for a new system to track and manage medical information.
Gorman and her team initially had reservations about switching to a web-based system, but after implementation and becoming acquainted with Magnus, everyone was able to embrace the paperless environment. “I learned that [the process] is very simple. If I can do it, the only excuse that a parent would have is that they do not have a computer,” Gorman said.