Health and Safety – the Key Focus of the 2021-2022 School Year

No matter where your school district is in the US, there is little doubt that you’re dealing with overwhelming levels of stress. The challenges seem to come from all points: cyber criminals are targeting schools; teachers, entering their third year of dealing with COVID-19 in the classroom, are quitting in droves; and administrators and school IT leaders are being forced to cope with rapidly changing mandates and community needs. All of these challenges and more must be met without compromising student data security or HIPAA. Our health tracking solution Bright CARE™ can help.

What Is Bright CARE?

Bright CARE is a comprehensive student health and medical record management system developed by Lumen™ Touch. For schools that would benefit, this system can be implemented as a standalone application. However, any school using our Bright STUDENT™ district and student management system automatically has access to Bright CARE as well.  Bright CARE is the only total electronic medical record platform that tracks medical, dental, and behavioral health for students, from early childhood through graduation, giving administrators and health staff immediate and historical data in a safe and secure manner. In addition to the new features added to help manage pandemic-related compliance, health, and safety needs, additional features include comprehensive record management with condition tracking, automated Medicaid billing, and immunization tracking.

Bright CARE COVID-19 Management

Last year, Lumen Touch quickly adapted Bright CARE to meet the needs of our community, allowing districts to safely monitor and track the health of their students and staff without compromising personal privacy. Using student badges, tracking and tracing information is collected privately.

Schools are now able to:

  • Track temperatures
  • Conduct contact tracing
  • Manage COVID-19 testing
  • Monitor social distancing
  • Report information securely to the CDC and local health departments
  • Run reports on immunizations and track compliance
  • Prepare and analyze district-wide vaccination summaries

Teachers are tired and scared. Schools are working to find ways to keep them safer in and out of the classroom. Tracking and managing the health of students is a critical method for improving the health and safety of your entire school.

Don’t Take Our Word for It – Discover How Bright CARE Is Helping New Haven Public Schools

As the Director of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) and school Dental Clinics for our large urban district, about five years ago we were in great need for a reliable, HIPAA compliant and customizable data management program to collect, manage and report our visit data that was also affordable. The existing student information system for the district was not HIPAA compliant, nor capable of collecting or reporting the type of data that was required by both our state funders nor for local partners and stakeholders.

We were so fortunate to be introduced to Lumen Touch LLC, who were not only willing to work with us, as a small network of schools with School Based Health Clinics (17), but they dedicated a developer and staff to work closely with us over the next several years to customize a program that met all our needs AND within our restricted budget!  They are incredibly professional, responsive to any and all requests and have remarkable expertise in producing a user-friendly program for districts of any size.

Though we utilize only a portion of what Lumen Touch can offer, their Bright CARE Health and Wellness Management system, I hope that we will be able to incorporate more of their student information programs in the future.  They have created a one-stop integrated system that ties all areas of student data into one place so that all data (health, academic, social-emotional, IEPs, attendance, etc.) can be collected, pulled, organized, tracked and reported efficiently and accurately to create a comprehensive student profile that is also HIPAA compliant.

We are so grateful to Lumen Touch for their dedication and expertise in helping our district build a tailored program for health data that enables us to meet all data requirement and so much more. I highly recommend any district to consider a partnership with Lumen Touch.

Sue Peters, APRN, MPH, RN, New Haven Public Schools

All of us at Lumen Touch know how difficult this year has been so far for teachers, students, administrators, and IT leaders. We are committed to doing our part to help make you feel more supported and more capable of caring for your students and your staff.

If managing health and safety has become a challenge for your school, please reach out to sales@lumentouch.com.

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