Health Information

KTMcClary
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Health Information

Does anyone use the Health Information section of PowerSchools? What works well and what doesn't? We are about to transition to PowerSchools and I would like insight from current users. Thanks in advance for your help! Kristine McClary, RN (East Samford School, Nurse)

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HeatherWeist
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Our district uses the Health information/screens in PowerSchool. Overall, my nurses and health assistants feel it is easy to use and gives them the information needed. I have modified the screenings slightly to accomodate what we do verus what PowerSchool has set as default. The customization of those pages is not completely condusive, so that is a negative. Otherwise, everything else is great. In addtion, I have created some reports, using Enterprise reporting, which makes pulling health data quick for my health staff. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact me. 

 

Have a great day!!


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jswafford
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I do not have code sets under the health setup. Code sets are their own and that fixed the original question I had on this post. Do you have a link to the youtube webinar? Now I need to figure out how to put options in the Visit Reason box.

Jmartian
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqIyP-acenw   This is the video.  It's long and the health stuff is in the middle of the webinar.

 

As for the code sets, when you click on health setup - you should see tabs: Immunizations, Screenings, Grade Level Entry Cert., Setup and Code Sets. 

 

I use the immunization, screenings and code sets tabs.  If you are missing any of those I would talk to whoever handles your IT stuff in your district.  It may be a matter of permissions to be able to set things up.  If you do not have the code sets tab, you won't be able to go and put options in the visit reason box because that is where you add things. 

HeatherWeist
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@jswafford Go to District > District Setup > Code Sets> VisitType


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jswafford
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Thanks! I knew it was right there somewhere. 🙂

jswafford
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That worked great. Now I need to figure out how to put options in the Visit Reason box. Any ideas on that? Sorry. 😐

HeatherWeist
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@jswafford  The code set Reason is where you add the office visit reasons. 


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jswafford
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Perfect! Thanks again

Jmartian
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I use the health section for almost everything.  There is a webinar from April of 2020 on youtube.  That was the best thing to watch to figure out how to use the features.

 

VPSCHOOLNURSE
Rookie

Is there any way to get a drop down menu under "assessment"  with basic patient assessment choices ? Examples "skin warm and dry", "alert and oriented ",  etc. addressing basic body systems seen in school nursing re :gastrointestinal, skin, HEENT etc.  It seems the Assessment tab with a dropdown is referring to assessing a situation(which is not needed) vs assessing a child. It would be a game changer in the flow of a school nurses day if this was already populated like the "outcomes and action" tab and she could click on the basic assessment choices in a drop down menu vs having to write a narrative note on every child. I have asked my district Power School Tech and she says she doesn't think it is possible. But it seems it could be since it is available for "Office visit reason" and "outcomes and action" . Thank You to anyone that can help. 

Signed,

Overwhelmed School Nurse

Jmartian
Hobbyist

I have no idea.  I have never tried to set that up.  I just free text my assessment in the text portion of the box.

ParitoshT
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Hi @VPSCHOOLNURSE,

 

Can you please share the navigation path you took for the screen that you are talking about and share a complete screenshot of your screen so that we can look further into this for you?

 

ParitoshT

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Mgustave
Trainee

I am a school nurse and the school district that I work in is transitioning to Powerschool in a few weeks. School Nurses will be getting 4 hours of training on the health module. I attended an inservice today and I had a question and was told to reach out to the PS community. My concern is regarding the Office Visits. Are you able to have multiple students open at the same time or do you have to close an encounter before opening another one. Thanks in advance. 

Jmartian
Hobbyist

You can have one student open at a time.  And you have to complete that encounter before you can move to another tab in PS.

 

 

nurse_colon
Journeyman

 you are able to have multiple students open at the same time but would need to have powerschool open in multiple tabs on your browser