From diagnosing knee injuries and torn hamstrings to ensuring a concussion does not go untreated, athletic trainers, team physicians, and other sports medicine professionals play a crucial role in the competitive success of sports teams and athletes. Working closely with one another in athletic training rooms, sports medicine centers or on the sidelines of games, these professionals generate a huge amount of data every day. How easily that data is stored, recalled and shared can make or break effective collaboration and treatment decision-making. Many are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up using the traditional paper and pen approach or desktop injury-tracking computer programs. Fortunately, web-based Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are available to simplify and streamline injury tracking, concussion assessment, record keeping, communication and data analysis. Presagia Sports is one such system: highly user-friendly and designed specifically for sports medicine. A quality Athlete EHR system will not only streamline your data management, but also help you to provide a higher level of care for your organization’s athletes. In this update of our popular “Choosing an Athlete EHR” whitepaper, we’ll walk you through six criteria crucial to choosing the right Athlete EHR. 1. Product Features Before you begin your research, establish a list of features you want in an EHR system. While a top of the line system will allow configuration and customization to meet your specific needs, these steps may slow down your implementation time and add costs. It’s best to find an all-in-one solution with most of the features you need out-of-the-box. Some of these will likely include: Core athlete and medical records: Tracking numerous types of data will enhance your efficiency and improve injury prevention planning, so make sure the system you choose has the ability to record all of the fields you need. This should include (but not be limited to): contact information, sport profiles, insurance information, diagnoses, treatments, treatment plans, physician meetings, physical therapy exercises, medical notes, surgeries, prescriptions, vaccinations, allergies, and medical alerts. Concussion assessment: A concussion assessment tool is another feature that can enhance any Athlete EHR. As research in sports medicine focuses increasingly on concussion risk and prevention, having a system like Presagia Sports with a built-in SCAT3 is essential to making informed return to play and treatment decisions. Athlete kiosk: This feature is rapidly growing in popularity. It enables athletes arriving at the athletic training center to login to your system andenter basic information like contact details, medical history and other data. This kind of routine data entry can waste athletic trainers’ time, and having athletes do it themselves leads to greater efficiency and enables you to spend more time on treatment. Mobile accessibility: With a mobile version of the software, athletic trainers and physicians save time by being able to record treatments and notes as they occur. A mobile-accessible software also allows for quick communication between the field, training room, and anywhere athletic trainers or teams might be when an injury occurs and treatment is required. Because no two [...]
How does a school with hundreds of prestigious athletes ensure treatments are always efficient, accurate, and personalized? Check out our latest Case Study to see how switching to Presagia Sports’ cloud-based Athlete EHR helped University of Toledo maximize communication and collaboration between members of the sports medicine team, as well as streamline record-keeping and organization of athlete health data. Download your free copy of the case study to learn more! Presagia Sports Case Study - University of Toledo Presagia Sports is a secure web-based and mobile-accessible multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) with a built in SCAT3 concussion assessment system and real-time communication tools, which athlete health professionals can rely on to centralize and manage data including injury assessments, medications, treatments and more. Don't want to miss a blog post? To subscribe to our blog, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you gear up for training in the hot summer months, how prepared are you for the risk of heat illness in your athletes? Athletes who train in the late summer are at high risk for heat-related illness and injury. How confident are you in the safety of your team? Our new infographic brings you a checklist of key points from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) heat illness prevention guidelines, so you can make sure you're doing all you can before, during, and after practice and games. Click on the image below to view and download a PDF of the infographic! Presagia Sports Infographic - Heat Illness Prevention Checklist from the NATA Guidelines Want to learn more about how technology can help? Find out how your team can use our cloud-based Athlete EHR system with mobile-accessible SCAT3 to manage illness and injury data anytime and anywhere. Contact us to schedule an online demo! For more like this check out our guide to the NATA Concussion Management Guidelines. Don't want to miss a blog post? Drop us your email and we'll keep you up to date on all the latest Presagia Sports blog news:
Presagia Sports Partners with CogniSens to Provide Enhanced Athlete Health and Concussion Management Technologies
Montreal, Canada -- Presagia Sports announced today a new partnership with neurotechnology provider CogniSens, in a move that unites cutting-edge technological solutions for enhancing athlete health, performance and concussion management. As the leading provider of cloud-based Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, Presagia Sports is a trusted source for software that improves athlete health management and rehabilitation. The system comes complete with a mobile-accessible SCAT3 concussion assessment tool that athletic trainers can use anytime and anywhere with their smartphones or tablets. CogniSens specializes in technologies that are proven to enhance performance and provide cognitive medical support for athletes. Their world-renowned NeuroTracker technology trains athletes to track multiple objects at high speeds in order to improve performance on the field. In addition, the data derived from NeuroTracker can be used in baseline measurements to guide concussion management and return-to-play decisions. “Our shared focus on improving concussion management is a key facet of our partnership,” said Mitchell Slutsken, Director of Presagia Sports. “Working with CogniSens will allow us to ensure that sports teams and institutes have the most advanced technology available to make accurate health decisions for their athletes, while simultaneously working to enhance their performance.” Sports organizations are increasingly recognizing the need to remain at the forefront of technological advances in order to promote athlete safety while retaining their competitive edge. With CogniSens and Presagia, organizations will be able to design programs with a dual focus on athlete health and performance -- for instance, concussion management programs can use Presagia’s SCAT3 assessment tool alongside NeuroTracker software for assessing and improving awareness and focus. According to CogniSens CEO Jean Castonguay, the synergy between CogniSens and Presagia Sports made a partnership “too attractive to pass up.” "We are thrilled to begin a partnership with Presagia,” he said. “Practitioners of sports medicine can benefit greatly from our technologies, and offering NeuroTracker alongside Presagia's EHR and concussion management system gives immense value to them. ” Presagia and CogniSens technologies can be found improving athlete health around the world. Contact us to learn more about Presagia Sports and CogniSens or to schedule an online demo! About Presagia Sports Presagia Sports is a secure web-based and mobile-accessible Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and concussion assessment system that centralizes athlete health data including injuries and illnesses, treatments, surgeries and medications. It also provides real-time reporting and communication tools to connect the medical team in support of collaborative healthcare. Sports organizations from Academic and Professional to Sports Medicine Clinics and Sporting Federations leverage Presagia Sports to increase the quality of care provided to their athletes. About CogniSens CogniSens Inc. is a privately-held Montreal company that commercializes human mental performance technologies developed at the University of Montreal's Visual Psychophysics and Perception Laboratory. Their three core technologies -- NeuroTracker, NeuroMinder, and NeuroBalance -- help medical and human performance professionals measure, monitor, and manage brain activity non-invasively.
How did one clinic become a trailblazer in athlete health by leveraging a cloud-based Athlete EHR system? Based in Minot, North Dakota, the staff at Trinity Health treat 100-150 athletes per day in a fast-paced environment that requires organization, efficiency and attention to detail. That's why Trinity decided to revamp their health data record system with Presagia Sports, a cloud-based athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. In our latest case study, learn how Presagia Sports enables Trinity to: Allow members of the medical team to access and input athlete health information anytime and anywhere using their smartphones or tablets. Conduct concussion assessments and make accurate return-to-play decisions. Analyze statistics, identify injury trends and take proactive measures to prevent injuries with Presagia's reporting features. And more! Download your free copy of our case study to learn how Trinity Health leverages Presagia Sports to keep their athletes at their best all year round. Presagia Sports Case Study of Trinity Health
Happy New Year! With a brand new year ahead of us, it's time to look back on last year's biggest topics in athlete health. So what was everyone talking about in 2014? 1. Concussion management. Between new scientific studies and litigation hitting some of the biggest leagues, there is no doubt that concussion management was the biggest athlete health topic of 2014. If you’re having a hard time keeping track of the latest concussion management guidelines, Check out our infographic on the NATA's latest guidance! 2. Universities step up their game. With athlete health at the forefront of public scrutiny, top-tier universities stepped up their game in 2014, showing their commitment to athlete health. In our latest case study, find out how the University of Minnesota leverages Presagia Sports to ensure that their athletes are in prime shape to compete when it matters most. 3. Optimizing athlete health with the cloud. In 2014, more and more athlete health organizations discovered how an Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) can help improve the way we treat athletes - for example, with concussion assessment tools that you can use anytime and anywhere with your smartphone or tablet. What's more, an Athlete EHR keeps your athletes' data secure and ensures compliance with HIPAA and HITECH. Thanks for a great year! We look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store. Presagia Sports is an Athlete Electronic Health Record and injury management system with an integrated SCAT3 concussion assessment tool. Available anytime and anywhere, Presagia’s solutions centralize health information, facilitate communication and streamline treatment to help athletic organizations worldwide improve athlete health and performance. Contact us if you would like to learn more! Want to receive updates throughout the year on the latest athlete health news? Subscribe to our blog!
How well do you know the most recent concussion management guidelines? Concussions remain at the forefront of discussion for athlete health professionals and the debate only continues to grow, with an increasing number of state and local policies regulating their management. And with more and more studies revealing the devastating consequences of head injuries, it’s crucial that your team stays aware of all relevant concussion management strategies. So what are the latest recommendations? Our new infographic breaks down some of the most important tips from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 2014 Concussion Management Guidelines. Click on the image below to view and download a PDF of the infographic! Presagia Sports Infographic - The SCAT3 - Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Want to learn more about how technology can help optimize your concussion management? Find out how your team can use our Athlete EHR system with mobile-accessible SCAT3 to conduct concussion assessments anytime and anywhere. Contact us to schedule an online demo! For more like this check out our Heat Illness Prevention Checklist from the NATA Guidelines. Don't want to miss a blog post? Drop us your email and we'll keep you up to date on all the latest Presagia Sports blog news:
In the fast-paced world of high school athletics, nothing is more important than student health -- that’s why schools are always looking to improve the way they manage athlete health data. Schools are also constantly asked to adapt to new requirements, such as the concussion legislation that all 50 states have enacted in response to emerging information about the devastating effects of concussions. This means it is increasingly important for schools to treat and document concussions consistently and accurately to ensure both effective health decisions and legal compliance. More and more, schools are turning to Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems like Presagia Sports to provide the best and most thorough solutions for concussion and athlete health data management. But some educational professionals have taken technology one step further: implementing an Athlete EHR system across an entire school district. These districts have discovered key advantages of systems that can only be leveraged from a district level. In this blog post, we’ll take you through five main benefits of adopting a district-wide approach to student athlete health. 1. Transfer data between schools with ease. Student athlete populations are constantly changing and growing along with their schools. With a district-wide Athlete EHR system, you can easily transfer student data whenever a student graduates or transfers to a new school. There’s no need to painstakingly re-enter each athlete’s information into a new system, and no risk of lost data leaving holes in your medical records. By the same token, Athletic Trainers, coaches and other staff who transfer schools won’t lose valuable time adjusting to new technology. 2. Enhance athlete treatment through data sharing. Individual schools may not have the resources to send an Athletic Trainer to every competition, but a district-wide Athlete EHR system allows schools to share the responsibility of managing athlete health by sharing data. This means that a school’s Athletic Trainer can treat visiting athletes just as effectively as their own students, since they have access to each athlete’s medical history and alerts. At the same time, not all schools have to share their data, since each school has complete control over data accessibility through features like group-and role-based security. In addition, the entire team gains access to world-class concussion management tools like the integrated and mobile-accessible SCAT3 offered by Presagia Sports. These tools are valuable aids in performing baseline testing, consistently measuring and documenting concussions, making safe return-to-play decisions, and helping your district comply with state-legislated concussion laws. 3. Conduct school- and district-level data analysis of injury trends. With one centralized system, you’ll be able to analyze athlete data not only on the fine-grained level of individual schools, but also on a macro level across the district. This kind of data analysis can help you recognize injury trends, identify aspects of training or environmental conditions that may contribute to these trends, and take proactive measures to prevent future injuries. 4. Leverage cost-effective solutions for better ROI. A cloud-based Athlete EHR system can save schools significant expenses when implemented [...]
Ever wondered how a cloud-based Athlete EHR system keeps athlete health data secure? Since we get this question quite often, we've put together a new infographic explaining just how Presagia Sports leverages features like role- and group-based security to keep your athletes' data private. Take a closer look by clicking on the image below! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up a demo of our software. Presagia Sports Infographic - How Presagia Sports Keeps Athlete Data Secure Don't want to miss a blog post? Drop us your email and we'll keep you up to date on all the latest Presagia Sports blog news.
On Tuesday, July 29, a preliminary settlement in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) made headlines across the United States. With over 1.4 million former college athletes in contact sports, the effects of such a settlement promise to be very influential in the world of college athletics. So what are the important points of the proposed settlement? We’re here to break down the major implications that the settlement would have for college athletes and athletic programs. 1) A new national protocol for head injuries in college sports. The new requirements would include several changes: Preventing athletes from returning to a game or practice on the same day that they sustained a concussion. Requiring trained medical personnel to be on site for all contact sports events. Requiring a preseason baseline test for all college athletes, in order to help track the effects of concussions and other brain injuries. Increasing concussion tracking by universities. 2) A $70 million medical monitoring fund. The NCAA would use the fund to pay for former and current college athletes to undergo neurological screening to find signs of brain damage. It is expected that tens of thousands of former and current student athletes would qualify for this testing. However, medical treatment for athletes following diagnosis would not be financed by the NCAA unless the individual brought a lawsuit against the organization. In addition, the proposed settlement would not provide financial compensation to individuals involved in the lawsuit. Instead, the players would be able to sue individually for damages following the settlement. 3) $5 million for concussion research. The NCAA would contribute $5 million towards research on concussions and their effects. Research produced by its member universities could also count towards this amount. While the effects would be wide-reaching, the proposed settlement has not yet been finalized. It must first be approved by a judge, who must conduct a hearing where players can voice their concerns about the settlement. Only then will colleges and affected athletes be able to determine the next steps in taking action. How are you keeping track of your athletes’ health information? Presagia Sports is an Athlete Electronic Health Record and injury management system with an integrated SCAT3 concussion assessment tool. Available anytime and anywhere, Presagia’s solutions centralize health information, facilitate communication and streamline treatment to help athletic organizations worldwide improve athlete health and performance. Contact us if you would like to learn more!