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Sharing Health Records With School Nurses Can Help Children With Allergies

NPR’s Shots blog reports that new governmental programs encouraging communication between children’s physicians and their school nurses may improve healthcare for children. “Though school nurses see many students regularly, they don’t always have the most up-to-date information about the students’ health,” and they must ask parents’ permission to speak with their children’s doctors. In Delaware, Nemours Health System has partnered with Delaware School Nurses Association “to develop a program that, with parental approval, gives school nurses read-only access to the electronic health records” of children with asthma, allergies, or other disorders.

Read the article published by NPR’s Shots blog.