Why Protecting Student Online Health Records is a Priority

Magnus Health
July 15, 2021
Blog, Security & Compliance, Student Health
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Why Protecting Student Online Health Records is a Priority

How do you keep track of your students’ 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 achieved.

Keep Student Health Records Safe During COVID and Beyond

After months of pandemic-driven social isolation and pain, the COVID-19 vaccine was released in December 2020. This development was highly encouraging and enabled many schools to plan for a return to in-person learning by fall 2021.

With many students and staff now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, have you considered how your school will track this influx of new vaccination records in addition to required health documentation collected every year? Here are some of the significant benefits of moving your student health form tracking online with a student health record solution like Magnus Health.

Security: Paper records can get lost in the shuffle, accidentally destroyed, or seen by unauthorized personnel. At first, using multiple online applications may seem the only option available, but the more places these records are stored, the higher chance of their security being compromised. A student health tracker app is your one-stop solution to securely upload and track all vital health information your school holds through reliable software in a single portal.

Accessibility: This year, regardless of the extent of symptom screenings conducted, it’s crucial to have a plan and program in place that can accurately track and adapt symptom screenings and records for COVID wellness checks per CDC recommended guidelines. Your student health records should be easily accessible by the staff at your school that needs them the most. Having all student health records in one place promotes a more seamless communications process.

Compliance: By our accounts, 18% of schools require immunization documentation with a parent and a physician’s signature to meet school immunization form compliance by day one of the new school year. Magnus Health allows for streamlined reporting and charting that enables school staff to generate real-time immunization compliance reports accurately and securely.

Convenience: A COVID-19 vaccine tracking app that keeps online health records secure also helps your staff stay productive. Our research shows that school health staff spend 38% of their time on administrative tasks, so having accurate information readily available will help them be more efficient. Additional app functionality helps save time with check-ins, allows health staff to set up clinical alerts, and send push notifications to parents.

This upcoming school year, protecting online student health records on a secure platform that stores vital health data will help keep students, faculty, and staff safe while also giving parents peace of mind.

Contact Magnus Health today to learn more about how they can help you protect your online student health records.