DENISON ISD HEALTH SERVICES
School-Based Telehealth Program
The Children’s Health School-Based Telehealth Program provides in-school virtual consultations with physicians through the use of mobile telehealth carts. The carts connect a Children’s Health Pediatric Group physician, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to a child that may visit the school nurse’s office with a complaint that is outside the scope of school nursing practice. Through advanced, encrypted telemedicine technology, children at participating campuses from elementary to high school can receive HIPAA-compliant health care services. Pre-registration by the parent is required for the program.
If needed, electronic prescriptions can also be sent to the family’s preferred pharmacy. This initiative will eventually be expanded to help children with disease management by providing education, monitoring and follow-up for chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies and weight management.
Children’s Health has expanded its School-Based Telehealth Program to over 90 schools in the Dallas, Grayson, Collin and Tarrant counties. This expansion brought the fastest-growing school-based telemedicine program in the nation. Children’s Health is the only health system in North Texas currently providing school-based telemedicine.