How can EHRs help to create mandatory health reports for schools
EHRs are real-time patient-centered health records that make health and medical information instantly and securely available to authorized users. The system goes beyond being a record of medical and treatment history, to include a broader view of a patient’s care. It:
- Is a log of patients’ medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images and laboratory and test results.
- Allows access to evidence-based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care.
- Automates and streamlines provider workflows
Reporting using EHRs in schools
In schools, EHRs assist school nurses in providing population-based healthcare to the entire school community through efficient data management processes, including documentation, student data analysis and reporting.
And as for reporting, with the introduction of EHR systems to manage student healthcare data, school districts can now follow a standardized reporting model that makes it easier to analyze health data and make informed healthcare decisions for the school district and state without taking up much time.
School nurses can use the EHR systems to generate comprehensive reports on absences, communicable illness outbreaks, immunization compliances and much more in just a few clicks and share them as well with local or state health units. This ability of EHR systems to aggregate data in real-time and deliver reliable health data and reports is what makes it successful in the new value-based healthcare environment.
Reporting with EHR systems in schools
There are a variety of reports that can be generated by an EHR system and most systems make it easy for authorized users to enter the requirement and generate a report with just the requested fields.
In a school environment, forms with student health data are often collected during the beginning of the school year where students can submit a form of their health statuses. And the information needed is extracted and put into a report.
While this process was manually handled earlier, it has proven to be tedious as it involved hours of paperwork and coordination, without which it would be a challenge to put together such enormous amounts of information.
With the introduction of digital forms in EHR systems, the collection of information and reporting has become so much easier as it enables collation of the information without much hassle and eliminates any need for paper. Once it collates all the relevant information, it is then saved to the database.
Some of the pre-built health reports for schools that can be easily generated on EduHealth EHR are:
- Immunization reports
- COVID 19 status reports
- Medical history reports
- Treatment history reports
- Allergy reports
- Nurse visit reports
- Log reports
If you need a custom or a specific report that is not currently available in the current module, our team will help you add the custom report into your product, so you never come across a hassle in your reporting requirements.
How EduHealth helps schools meet their mandatory reporting requirements
Meticulous reporting on student health and the coordination between schools, school districts, local health bodies and state health administrations are critical to ensuring the safety of students and staff in the school environment. Reports generated by EHR systems are standardized and therefore enable coordination.
EduHealth’s comprehensive reporting module is in-built with most standard reports that allow authorized school health officials to quickly compile this information and submit it in a standardized manner to the authorities concerned.
Standardization of reporting with EduHealth EHR makes sure that no information is missed. Health authorities have the correct and updated health information of students and staff enabling them to take important calls on key health-related decisions for school districts. This helps them to meet their mandatory reporting requirements and get all information together in one format, which makes reporting convenient and efficient.