Selecting Camp Healthcare Technologies

Considerations in the Selection of Camp Healthcare Technologies

Futurists predict that camps will have compelling interests and benefits for utilizing electronic health records within the next 3-5 years. Some camps are already using electronic records and incorporating technologies in a myriad of ways to support camp healthcare.  Camp professionals have asked for more information about selecting appropriate technologies to support camp health services. 

STEP 1: Assess your organizational capacity and resources.  Based in part on efforts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the following list of considerations identifies areas that camps should consider when planning for technology and camp healthcare and questions that should be asked when purchasing technology and/or software. This list also addresses situations in which a camp’s winter office is on a different location than the summer office and potential pitfalls surrounding a camp’s integration of technology and/or software with their healthcare systems.

STEP 2: Explore tools and resources that address these considerations. Through the Healthy Camp Education and Monitoring Program, funded by Markel Insurance. Search the ACA's Buyer's Guide to find products and resources identified in the list of considerations about camp healthcare tools and resources.  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:  ACA does not endorse these products and services.  Camps and other organizations interested in these products and services should contact the specific vendor for more information.

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