How can information be shared between health and human service systems and schools?
Health IT and health information exchange (HIE) can facilitate information sharing between schools and health and human services organizations, such as child welfare services, pediatric offices and mental health providers. Due to the roles of these organizations in a child's life, children benefit when these groups share information. School nurses (PDF - 76KB) and school-based health centers can provide various health services, including primary care, oral and mental health services, screening for potential health issues, and management of chronic illnesses. Schools can connect students and families to social services and community organizations. Health IT can connect information about children between health providers and schools through telehealth programs like TeleKidcare as well.
Below are links to programs and initiatives that have used health IT to coordinate information sharing between schools and health and human services organizations:
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