New Software Upgrades the Efficiency of School Health Centers

Continued support for the implementation of a standard management information system for school-based health centers

From 1991 to 2000, staff at Children's Hospital in Denver developed and implemented a management information system (MIS) for school-based health centers. They also established a center for providing technical assistance to school-based health systems.

Key Results

  • The project team expanded the existing software applications and provided two technical training sessions for school-based health center staff from other locations throughout the country.

  • The project team established the National Center For School-Based Health Systems to provide technical assistance to school-based health systems. During the grant period, staff at the center:

    • Continued to refine the school-based health center management information system.
    • Responded to 300 to 400 calls per month for technical assistance from software users.
    • Provided 33 training sessions for school-based health centers and technical assistance to 22 state health departments on how to integrate school-based health center data with their own systems, as well as how to conduct evaluations of their school-based health centers.
  • The project team upgraded the management information system software to a Windows-based system.