At Sevier Countty Schools, many students take advantage of the telemedicine option with Cherokee Health Systems, which has been available for nine years. With telemedicine, students can visit their school nurse and simultaneously be "seen" by a nurse practitioner who prescribes medication as needed.

Telemedicine is a game changer students at the Southwest Jefferson County School district.  A new telehealth initiative by the Indiana Rural Health Association is giving students access to medical care, who might not otherwise be seen by a physician.  This clinics makes it easy for students to get diagnosed and treated for things like the flu, lice, rashes or strep throat.

Crothersville Community Schools, the Scott County School District and Southwestern Jefferson County Schools Consolidated are the first southern Indiana school districts offering sick students a digital doctors visit. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Indiana Rural Health Association and the schools, student will soon have access to better healthcare - and they won't have to go farther than the school nurse's office. Read more about it the Madison Courier article at

Sevier County schools in Tennessee have partnered with Cherokee Health Systems to use telemedicine technology to bring high-quality care to 14,000 students.  One of the major challenges telemedicine has addressed is mitigating consistent problems with communicable illnesses from spreading across the school-county and causing school closures.  In the last 5 school years, there have been no school closings due to seasonal flu in Sevier County, a testament to how helpful telemedicine technology can be.

A collaborative partnership between Managed Health Services, Indiana Rural Health Association, Elwood Community School Corporation, Aspire Indiana and St. Vincent Mercy allowed Elwood school district to open a telehealth clinic in their school nurse's office.Using telemedicine technologies such as AGNES Interactive and connected medical devices, the school nurse can connect to a remote provider over video conferencing, and show them a close up of the physical ailment that is bothering the child. Remote providers are then able to make a diagnosis and write a prescription for the student without the child having to leave school for an appointment.

Students at McDowell Technial Community College are receiving medical care through the benefits of telemedicine technology. The Portable TeleClinic is set up in what used to be a small storage closet, with some slight modifications to make it "telemedicine-ready".

AMD Global Telemedicine, MY Health-e-Schools and the Children's Partnership organization have come together to share our knowledge on how to implement, run and sustain an effective school-based telemedicine program. Listen to the archived webinar to hear first hand from MY Health-e-Schools about how they started their program, lessons learned along the way and how they have managed to sustain success. In addition, hear from the Children's Partnership about school-based telemedicine programs from across the country, lessons learned and the benefits of school-based telemedicine.

Now, with the use of telemedicine equipment, such as AMD's Telemed ED clinical telemedicine system, students aged 12 to 21 in Coldwater and Bronson counties (MI) will have access to health care without having to go to the doctor's office. The Community Health Center of Branch County (CHC) received a State of Michigan Department of Community Health transformational grant in 2013. The grant has allowed CHC to plan and implement tele-health clinics in Coldwater and Bronson counties.

By deploying telemedicine systems in schools, AMD Global Telemedicine is allowing providers to care for students on-site with few clinicians needed to support it. The Center for Rural Health Innovation (CRHI) used this technology to support 14 school-based programs and provide care to 4,000 students. Read the featured article on Health IT Outcomes.

A collaboration between the MY Health-e-Schools telemedicine program (Center for Rural Health Innovation) and Mission Health resulted in being able to offer students at McDowell County, North Carolina immediate access to healthcare. Telemedicine has allowed them to supplement the child's primary care physician and get them treated without them needing to leave school for an appointment.


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