The Facts: Bacterial meningitis, sometimes referred to as spinal meningitis, is a disease that causes inflammation and swelling of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The infection is contagious and is spread through close contact (common in on-campus living arrangements) or the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (such as coughing, kissing, or sharing a glass or cigarette)....

“We are already automated.” This is a comment that keeps coming up in my conversations with different schools health centers. When I dig further, what they are really saying is that they are electronic, which means they have a database managing their health information. There are several differences between having an automated system like Magnus Health Student Medical Record and an electronic medical record system.One...

Collecting, tracking and managing forms for students might not be quite as daunting of a chore if all students needed the same forms, but this just isn’t the case. Every class, every grade has a student or group of students with special requirements and those requirements need to be collected in such a way that these students are separated from the general population and easily...

Every year, schools collect health history and emergency contact information, and almost every year the information remains the same. Parents are required to complete form after form with information that was provided to the school the previous year. Wouldn’t it be great cimply the whole process by completing the forms online? Wouldn't it be even better if parents can log in and simply update/verify the...

“Be Prepared”. That’s the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. "Be prepared for what?" Someone once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. "Why, for any old thing." said Baden-Powell.It would be impossible to be prepared for “any old thing” that happens at our schools. However, the Magnus 911 feature included in our student medical record program will allow you to be prepared in...

A recurring theme in my conversations with school nurses lately has sounded a lot like this: "I would absolutely love to start using Magnus for next year, but we have already sent out our forms to parents for next year!”  I actually love hearing this because of the sigh of relief I hear on the other end of the phone when I respond, “That’s actually...

While doing our research here at Magnus Health, we have come across certain sites that we have found to be very useful and full of pertinent information.  We thought we would take this opportunity to share 10 of our favorite sites with you - we hope they are as helpful to you as they have been to us.Office of Non-public education (federal)Department of educationCDC web...

WE HEARD YOU AND WE HAVE RESPONDED! Magnus now makes it even easier for you to use your WhippleHill account to access your students' health and medical information. WhippleHill and Magnus Health have partnered to offer a single sign-on (SSO) integration, along with account provisioning. The integration was designed to save both school administrators, as well as parents time by bringing their student health records...

Each year we learn more from our clients as they describe different issues they face in the day-to-day management of medical records. Many school nurses tell us it can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks during the summer to collect and review as many forms as possible. If the review isn't done by the first day of school, it's nearly impossible to collect the...

The Magnus Health SMR (short for "student medical record") is an online solution that helps schools collect, track, access, and protect student health information. Why does your school need SMR? Protect confidential information, reduce liability, and eliminate paper with online form collection and tracking. Maintain visibility over outstanding forms and remain HIPAA-compliant with simple reporting features. Reduce scanning and data entry by having parents and/or students submit medical...

Our latest release includes live support for all users of Magnus Health SMR. We are adding this service on top of our current email and phone support to better serve our users. We see it as a way to get your questions resolved quickly and easily. When you are logged in to your account you can click on "Contact Support" and now live support will...

We are happy to announce our addition to the WhippleHill Ecosystem. Since 1998 WhippleHill has been providing targeted communications solutions for independent schools through their Podium platform. We are completing a single sign-on integration between applications so independent schools can take advantage of a more seamless experience. Look for an announcement this summer with more information. Thanks to the WhippleHill team for extending the invitation,...