Insights: the Magnus Health Blog

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: Technology School Nurses Recap Work Smarter, Not Harder Training feature enhancements

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: SMR Health Trends Regulations & Legislation Compliance Immunizations Technology School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder

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: SMR Health Trends Technology School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder

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: SMR School Nurses Work Smarter, Not Harder Training

Concussions: The Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Dec 10, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Concussions occur more frequently than reported, according to Dr. Clark Elliott (www.clarkelliott.com). Often times, people simply bump their heads, or have an unrecognized event in which there is only a short moment of confusion, or disruption of thought. As a concussion sufferer and author of “The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get It Back” Dr. Elliott knows first hand about living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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Topics: SMR Emergencies Athletics Health Trends School Nurses

Justine Fonte just added to the 2015 ISHC speaker lineup

Posted by Amy Weaver on Jul 15, 2015 8:23:00 AM

I'm happy to announce a new speaker for the 2015 Independent School Health Conference! Justine Fonte, M.Ed, MPH will lead a breakout session on Friday afternoon entitled, The Authentic Self K-12: What sexuality and health education can be. During her presenation, Justine will discuss how to implement a comprehensive sexuality education program at your school. Get to know more about Justine below!

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Topics: School Nurses

Simplify state audits with SMR [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jul 1, 2015 1:41:00 PM

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  • School: Trinity School
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Age 3 – Grade 6 Private Coed Day
  • Size: 640 students
  • Website: trinityatl.org

As is required for any school in Georgia, Trinity School routinely undergoes Public Health audits of their student immunization records. To accommodate the auditor, Nurse Debbie Bright used to make paper copies of the immunization records, divide them by grade level, and place them in a ring binder. That binder would then be given to the assessor to review page by page.

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Topics: SMR School Nurses Client Success Stories

Only 5 seats left at the 2015 Independent School Health Conference!

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 9, 2015 10:08:00 AM

I feel obligated to tell you, there are only 5 (FIVE) seats left at ISHC this July 29-31! After those five seats are filled, you can join a first come, first serve waiting list. So, if I were you, I'd register today!

For those who've reserved their seat under a "Book now, pay later" ticket type, not to worry - your seat is still secure through July 3rd. Remember though, if you don't purchase your ticket by July 3rd, we cannot garauntee your spot at ISHC.

For more on ISHC and the many reasons you should join us this July, keep reading...

Website_picI plan to inform you of not one, not two, not three, but seven (7) reasons you should attend the 2015 Independent School Health Conference. Now I could do that in a bulleted list. I could write you a heart-felt acrostic poem. I could ask you to re-read last week's blog on the subject. I could call you up on the phone and, assuming you're free to chat or you have room in your voicemail, tell you in intimate detail why you should find yourself in Raleigh, NC July 29-31.

But I won't do any of those things. Quite frankly I'm not a fan of lists, I'm no great poet, I do not like repeating myself, and the very idea of the telephone gives me nightmares. Instead, I'll allow this slideshow to do the talking.

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Topics: School Nurses

How FERPA applies to school counselors

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 8, 2015 2:54:00 PM

**This blog post is not legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice.** 

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Topics: Business Office Compliance School Nurses

Save time with streamlined record collection [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 4, 2015 8:59:00 AM

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  • School:Waring School
  • Location: Beverly, MA
  • Type:K-12 Private Day School
  • Size: 150 students
  • Website: waringschool.org

When Waring School mailed required student health forms to parents each summer, those forms were returned to the school via traditional mail. Nurse Jan Lindsay then spent the two weeks prior to the start of school organizing piles of paperwork, making a list of those students with missing forms, and then contacting those students’ parents. “It involved a lot of chasing down of families via email. As the beginning of school approached, we then went to the phones,” Lindsay said.

DSC_03792Even with those efforts, there were some parents who waited until the very last day, when Waring School left for their annual camping trip in New Hampshire. “That was the worst – dealing with forms and medication instructions as we were trying to load up the vans and get ourselves to camp,” Lindsay said. Each year, these same issues resurfaced and the receptionist frequently had to assist in making phone calls as well, making it difficult to tally just how much time the cumbersome process consumed.

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Topics: SMR School Nurses Client Success Stories