CHOP Telehealth Program in Norristown Area School District

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School Board President Shae Ashe volunteered to be the patient! His heart and ears were examined by a CHOP physician, with assistance from our high school nurse.

Norristown Area School District now has the CHOP Telehealth program in all its schools, following a successful pilot program last year! On January 11, a medical team from CHOP demonstrated the program to several NASD officials and Representative Matt Braford.

“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.”

“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.”