Keeping children healthy through school-based telemedicine

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Telemedicine is now being used at nurse’s officers and school-based health centers as a means to treat children quickly. Although initially remote online healthcare concentrated on assisting patients from home, several schools are using this service to keep their students healthy.

One of the main reasons why students fail to receive the health care they need is because parents find it difficult to fit in medical appointments with work and other commitments. Young children below the age of 15 are also known to have many health conditions that will require medical attention.

Additionally, remote areas have less access to quality health care providers. Telemedicine in schools solves this problem by connecting a child and sometimes their parents to pediatricians and specialists that they otherwise would not have access to.

Several virtual health care providers offer this service with a list of medical and behavioral specialists who are on call at any time. Such services let students receive health care without leaving the school premises. Moreover, preventative services such as dental care, vision care, counseling, and weight management services help children stay healthy.

Schools using these services have noticed the following benefits:

Students are diagnosed faster, minimizing infection rates in classrooms while reducing lost time in school.

Parents can be part of the visit without needing to take time off work.

Child counseling sessions have helped to treat obesity and depression before conditions worsen.

Children can maintain their regular doctor visits, without missing appointments.

Most schools will receive reimbursements from insurance providers. However, since schools treat children without health insurance, most school-based telemedicine programs will depend on local, state, and federal grants.

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‘Francis Dunn’

Francis Dunn is based in Miami, Florida. Francis William Dunn has the heart of an entrepreneur and has worked with successful companies such as DMDconnects. His expertise in fund raising has helped with multiple new start-ups in the healthcare and medical device sector. Francis Dunn is experienced in people development, online healthcare, executive management, and acquisitions. He is an advocate for healthy living and a caring father.