Georgia school telemedicine clinics to access EHRs

Georgia Partnership for Telehealth which has telemedicine programs at about 60 schools in Georgia, click to enlargehas joined the Georgia Health Information Network, the state-wide Health Information Exchange, according to a recent press release. This will enable participating schools to securely exchange healthcare information with more than 3600 Georgia healthcare providers and have access to an immunisation register.
“Our Rural School-Based Telehealth Center Initiative offers a number of benefits to students and families,” Sherrie Williams, Executive Director of GPT is quoted as saying.  “Students receive quality care without having to miss class.  Parents don’t have to leave work and lose wages to take their child to see the doctor. If a specialist visit is needed, it doesn’t require hours in the car to reach a large healthcare center; the child can be examined right from the school clinic.”

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