Crossposted from Seattle Public Schools’ Health Services Newsletter.
On October 10, 2018, parents/guardians of Seattle Public Schools (SPS) students will be able view and update their student’s health information online using the CareDox portal. In use since September 2017, CareDox is the electronic student health record system used by SPS school nurses and designated staff to record health information.
Parents will receive an invitation via SPS School Messenger to go onto their Source Account and click a link to CareDox. Once signed up, parents/guardians can review their student’s health information, including allergies, provider name, and medications. Parents/guardians cannot change the record but they can let the nurse know if there are changes. Parents/guardians can also see their student’s visit history (except those visits defaulted as “Private”). CareDox complies with all Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)requirements about keeping student health data private. No student information is identified, shared, or sold by CareDox. SPS believes that this expanded service will be another way to improve communication between home and school and lead to safe and healthy students.