Insights: the Magnus Health Blog

Vendor Accreditation and Why It Matters to Schools

Posted by Christina Trimis on May 26, 2017 11:54:12 AM

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New technologies, such as phone apps, online services, and personal smart devices, are being used by schools in ways that allow new data to be generated constantly about individual students and groups. This data can include anything from sports physicals to treatment notes for when they visit the nurse. Communications between schools, students, and parents are often facilitated, collected, and often stored by a third-party vendor, that is a company providing an outside service. Schools across the country are now seeking the services of third-parties to provide secure online platforms to manage student health information.

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Topics: Education

HIPAA & FERPA: What they are, and how they apply

Posted by Christina Trimis on Apr 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We're frequently asked about HIPAA and FERPA and how they apply to our schools. We're not experts, so we asked an expert to share insight with us. And that's exactly what Karen Gregory, Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) did for us in a webinar. Below are the basics of HIPAA and FERPA, taken from Karen's presentation. We'll go briefly into what each law is, and how they each apply to schools and student records.

This is not legal advice, nor is it intended as legal advice.

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Topics: Education

Speed, speed and more speed!

Posted by Kerri Wade on Dec 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Performance enhancements, code improvements and bug fixes...oh my. In our latest release on November 30, 2016, we've cleaned up and reproduced many sections within the back end of the Prescriptions section along with updates to the Medication Schedule making them cleaner, faster and more efficient!

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Topics: Magnus Spotlight Health Trends Education

What's New at Magnus?

Posted by Kerri Wade on Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Seeing some new updates in your Magnus portal? On November 16th, Magnus Health launched a few new product enhancements that allow you to be more efficient while working in Magnus.

See What's New:

  • Access ‘Send Email’ from Student Medical Record.
  • Upgrades to ‘Send Email’ function & layout to send emails quicker.
  • General performance & speed enhancements allowing for less time between clicks!
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Topics: Health Trends Education

Immunization Changes Making Waves Across the Country

Posted by Christina Trimis on Nov 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

“Today in the United States, people rarely die from vaccine-preventable diseases. A way of achieving this was to have compulsory immunization requirements for school attendance” (Hedden et al., 2014).

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Topics: Health Trends Education

Magnus Launches Two New Product Features

Posted by Christina Trimis on Apr 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Magnus Health is proud to announce the launch of two new product features!
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Upload From Your Mobile Phone

Parents can now upload their documents directly to the website from their mobile devices, no app needed! Uploading is accessible directly from the web-browser. Say goodbye to those annoying “Please download the App from the App Store” notifications. Uploading a photo of your form is now so simple! We’ve broken it down into four easy steps:

1) Open the webpage

2) Snap a photo of your document

3) Upload it

4) Save it


Fill Out Forms Online

Tired of forms that you have to download, print, sign, scan, upload, and then wait for a response? Yeah, us too. With Magnus Health’s newly enhanced online forms feature, the process of filling out forms has been cut in half and is more streamlined than ever. Now, schools have the option to have users complete questions and provide information right from their computers via drop down menus, text boxes, radio buttons and more. This will reduce the amount of printing forms and wasting paper. Now the only time you need to print a form is if a physician’s signature is required.

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Topics: Health Trends Education

Announcement: Magnus Health Road Show 2016

Posted by Christina Trimis on Feb 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We here at Magnus believe that the best part of working in schools is having the chance to improve student health care. The more we work with school nurses, coaches, and administrators, the more we realize the biggest concern is for their students health. From gathering and organizing the health forms, to making sure they are accessible when they are needed, Magnus Health is there to help you through the entire process.

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Topics: Health Trends Education

Webinar Wednesdays: Become a Magnus Master

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Oct 19, 2015 3:18:00 PM

Magnus introduces the new Webinar Wednesdays: a weekly webinar series focused on teaching you the ins-and-outs of the Magnus student healthcare software. Maybe you want to learn more about treatment notes and templates… Or maybe you want to brush up on your knowledge of the Student Health Tracker.. Whatever it may be, let us help!

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Topics: Education

Magnus Health help sessions for parents

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 16, 2015 8:22:00 AM

Let me be honest with you, if you're new to Magnus, or if your students' parents are new to Magnus, they're going to have questions about how to enter their child's health information into the system. I cannot think this is brand new information to anyone. We've heard from many schools that the way to answer those questions, and to encourage parents to go ahead and enter the required data, is to hold a Magnus event for parents.

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Topics: Education

Top 5 questions parents ask the Magnus Help Desk

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 11, 2015 10:21:00 AM

The Magnus Help Desk manages thousands of calls a week this time of year, and frequently they're answering the same questions over and over. We know you get similar questions from parents so here's a list of the top Q&A's we receive. Pass this list, along with the SPF 45+, to parents as they leave for the summer.
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Topics: Health Trends Education