The VDH added the following two questions to the 2014/2015 Vermont School Nurse Report in order to establish a baseline number of schools that currently use their EHR to identify, track, and maintain current individual health plans for students with asthma, diabetes, life threatening allergies, and seizures.
- Does this school have an electronic health record?
- Does the school nurse at this school use the Electronic Health Record to identify, track and maintain current individual health care plans for students with asthma, diabetes, life-threatening allergies, or seizures?
The next step will be to determine a mechanism for continually monitoring the progress of this performance measure.
The VDH will continue to promote EHRs and their “meaningful use” in schools, during education and outreach opportunities, as well as through regular school interactions.