Kathryn Sloop

Kathryn Sloop

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July 09, 2015

Student medical record software leader Magnus Health acquires CareFlow

Acquisition Expands Health Software Offerings for K-12 Private Schools

Raleigh, N.C. (July 9, 2015) Today, Magnus Health, the leading provider of student medical record software and services, announced the acquisition of CareFlow, a Pennsylvania-based software company that serves K-12 private schools through its student health record software.

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July 01, 2015

Simplify state audits with SMR [Client Success Story]

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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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June 16, 2015

Magnus Health help sessions for parents

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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June 15, 2015

Happy end of school year!

May we sign your yearbook? It's that time of year again, and many, if not all, schools are winding down to summer vacation. We'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our schools for a wonderful school year! We are of course, not bidding adieu to you, as you have access to your account, and us, all the year through. But, we know you work hard all year long for your students, and we want to send you off to summer with warm well-wishes! Consider this our yearbook signature!

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June 11, 2015

Top 5 questions parents ask the Magnus Help Desk

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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June 09, 2015

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

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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June 08, 2015

How FERPA applies to school counselors

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

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June 04, 2015

Save time with streamlined record collection [Client Success Story]

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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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