Senior Specialist - Vision, Hearing, and Electronic Health Records
Maryellen O’Keefe-Smith is the Vision, Hearing, and Electronic Health Records (EHR) Senior Specialist at School Health. She is responsible for understanding how schools perform screening tests, the recommendations and guidelines each state requires, and how to operate the vision and hearing devices. She is also responsible for understanding how school nurses document student health records and works as a liaison with our partners to improve student health outcomes, save school nurses time, and reduce district liability.
Maryellen’s career spans over 20 years with experience among healthcare professionals. Before joining School Health, she was the Senior Portfolio Manager for patient safety products at an RFID and patient wristband manufacturer.
In Maryellen’s time at School Health since 2015, she has become an expert in the use of the Spot Vision Screener, Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs), Audiometers, Tympanometers, Otoscopes, and Ophthalmoscopes, along with the role these tools have in Early Head Start and Head Start programs, requirements for schools across the nation, and the operation of various vision and hearing service organizations. She has presented and trained individuals to use School Health products at numerous exhibitions, expos, and schools that have requested assistance.
Maryellen received professional training from the American Management Association in Successful Product Management and from GLU Consulting in Power Selling Training, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and FDA Medical Device Compliance. Maryellen acquired a B.A. from St Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota.