The Health module in jmc Office gives your district the ability to keep track of various types of health data such as immunizations, health history, and visit logs and also works in conjunction with jmc Teacher and jmc Family in making appropriate health information available to teachers and families.
Immunizations: Student immunization records may be maintained, reported, and analyzed in a variety of ways. Immunization records may be imported from the following state immunization registries (also known as Immunization Information Systems or IIS): MIIC (Minnesota) and IRIS (Iowa). Reports for immunization data include compliance, query, blank health records, labels, and other printed lists. Immunizations may also be accessed via Student Lists.
Health History Records: May be recorded for a number of categories, such as height/weight, BMI, vision, hearing, condition (allergies), medicine, medical emergency plan, physical exams, insurance, and many more. Various reports are available for reviewing health history records and can be accessed via Student Lists. Health History records may be viewed by teachers in jmc Teacher and families may view their dependents’ health records in the jmc Family.
Medical Emergency Plan: Records special care and treatment that may be required for a student. This information is entered by the health professional staff and may be shared with teachers in jmc Teacher.
Medication Log: Allows for the recording of student medications, inventory, appointments, and treatments. A list of FDA-approved medications is included in the med log. If you want to track usage of non-FDA approved (user-defined) medications, such as throat lozenges, lotions, or homeopathic remedies, you may add your own user-defined medications to the list.
Visit Logs: May be maintained, reported, and analyzed in a variety of ways. A visit log query may be used to generate lists and summaries of student visit log records. Visit log records may also be accessed via Student Lists.
Health Notes: A freeform text box that is shared across school years for the student.
Health Accessibility: Student health records of various types are accessible in jmc Teacher, but only if enabled by the health professionals using the Health Accessibility option.
Health History: Includes various record types and is somewhat of a catch-all. Here are just a few of the current record types for student records maintained in Health History: Blood Pressure, Medical Emergency Plan, Scoliosis, Body Mass Index, Medical Release, Visual Acuity, Concussion Awareness, and more.
Helpful Tip: Visit Log vs. Medication Log
Sometimes there is more than one place to record health information in the Health module. For example, the visit log and medication log are similar in that they are used to chronicle events where a medical activity took place between the student and the school’s staff.
To decide whether that medical activity fits better in the visit log vs. the medications log, here are a few simple questions and best practices that may help you decide:
Was a medication administered or scheduled?
-Typically done in the medication log
Was something done other than giving a medication, bandage, or first aid
-Typically done in visit log
Are you documenting that the school has permission to distribute the medications?
-Typically done in Health History.