As 2018 is drawing to a close, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the top Magnus blog posts that we published this year. From providing our readers with best practices on how to use the Magnus software to busting flu myths, we’ve had a lot to share with you over the past 12 months. Check out some of most read blog posts from this year!
Security Risk Management: What Schools Need to Know Prior to Choosing an SHR Solution
Because schools are a common target for security breaches, it is vital for schools to have a detailed protocol in place. Following the set security processes that have been successfully implemented ensures that human error will not be the cause of a PHI leak or threat.Schools deal with a variety of vendors and each vendor should be expected to have a security program in place. Just like the school itself, its vendors must protect the school’s data assets whether that’s from an external or internal threat. This post will walk readers through the questions they should be asking 3rd party vendors prior to choosing an SHR solution.
Best Practices for Using Parent Email Reminders to Ensure Form Compliance
In preparation for the enrollment season, it is important for schools to establish an easy, streamlined experience for parents and guardians to submit their student’s health forms. The key to this is an efficient communication between the school staff and parents about what forms are required and when they are due. This can help avoid any confusion and frustration during this busy time of the year. A great tool to keep parents informed about their student’s enrollment requirements and the approaching deadlines are email reminders. Discover best practices on using parent email reminders and how they are successfully utilized by Magnus client schools.
4 Things All Schools Should Know about the GDPR
The acronym GDPR has been floating around for a while now like an ominous cloud over any school that hosts international students from Europe. But, what exactly is the GDPR? It is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect May 25th, 2018. It is a new data privacy law that provides EU citizens with more protection and accessibility to their personal information and will force schools to be transparent about how they manage private student information. But, what are the key pieces of information that will impact schools most?
Five Fast Facts on Food Allergies
In the 10 years between 1997 and 2007, the prevalence of food allergies in children increased by 50%, and this statistic keeps climbing. It can become an overwhelming task for schools to manage student health and allergies. Check out 5 fast facts that are key to improving allergy action awareness for yourself, your colleagues, and your students.
Binaural Beats: Every School's New Secret weapon?
It can be tough to watch children struggle with academic, social, or behavioral issues. So many students struggle in school because they suffer from various anxieties and learning disabilities. Not every child grappling with these issues is the same, but there are steps that can be taken to decrease their anxiety and increase their cognitive function... and binaural beats are a great place to start.
Fact vs Myth: The Flu
Flu season is creeping up quickly! But, don’t be scared! We want to make sure you and your school are prepared! The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have great resources available, however, there are still many misconceptions about the flu. Let’s talk about a few of the most common myths.