CHOP Telehealth Program is now in all NASD schools
Norristown Area School District now has the CHOP Telehealth program in all its schools, following a successful pilot program last year!
In cases where the school nurse determines a greater level of care is needed, the program offers a fast, more convenient way for the child to be examined by a CHOP provider — without completely interrupting the school day.
On January 11, a medical team from CHOP demonstrated the program to several Norristown Area School District officials and Representative Matt Braford.
School Board President Shae Ashe volunteered to be the patient!
A virtual visit to the doctor’s office without leaving school
See more at: https://www.chop.edu/digital-health/school-nurse-and-chop-provider-ease-kayla-s-pain-virtual-visit
Each participating school is equipped with an iPad with “virtual visit” software, as well as the digital equipment needed to make a complete in-school virtual visit possible.
The nurse calls or sends a text prompting the provider to log into the secure app. Providers log on using a computer — anytime, anywhere (comparable to a FaceTime visit, only much more secure).
Providers can then perform heart exams, measure heart rates, listen to the lungs and abdomen, view high-resolution digital images of the ear, mouth, throat and skin, and get accurate temperatures — all through technology.
Norristown Area School District 401 N. Whitehall Rd Norristown, PA 19403 Phone: 610-630-5000