Pilot program gives school nurses access to students' EHRs

The A.I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Health System in Delaware have launched a program to enable school nurses in two school districts in the First State to access the electronic health records of students with chronic conditions, according to a recent NewsWorks post. Once parents consent to the access, the school nurses can log into a secure website to consult the medical record so that the school has up-to-date information on children with diabetes and other conditions that require close management and coordination of care. It is hoped that the pilot program will be used sufficiently to improve care of the children and give parents added security and peace of mind. Article