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Presagia Partners With Physiotec to Deliver Optimized Care to Athletes

2017-05-24T14:16:32+00:00April 26th, 2013|All, Blog, Company News|

  Montreal, Canada, April 26, 2013 – Presagia, the leading developer of web-based and mobile Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) software solutions, announced today that they have partnered with Physiotec, a forerunner in the development of health and fitness exercise software. The integration of Physiotec’s software with the Presagia Sports Athlete EHR will enable sports medicine professionals to better engage athletes with interactive exercise and rehabilitation programs. Presagia Sports is a secure web-based and mobile-accessible Athlete EHR and concussion assessment system that centralizes athlete health data including injuries and illnesses, treatments, surgeries, and medications. It also provides communication tools to connect the medical team in support of collaborative healthcare. Physiotec specializes in interactive exercise programs for rehab therapy and fitness. It’s software solution includes over 5,000 unique exercises comprehensively presented in video, photo and written formats, making it an invaluable resource for athletes and medical professionals during treatment and rehab, as well as for strength and conditioning. “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Presagia. This collaboration stemmed from both parties' willingness to provide their clients with a state-of-the-art revolutionary yet simple integrated solution,” states Pierre Labonte, President of Physiotec. “Through its shared vision with Presagia, Physiotec reinforces the vital role that it plays in today's fitness, wellness, and sports performance industries.” Through the integration, Presagia Sports mobile app will include a section showing all of the Physiotec exercise programs prescribed for an athlete. Users can then view the details of any exercise program and launch Physiotec to modify the program or watch the videos. “Physiotec’s and Presagia Sports’ web-based offerings complement each other perfectly; users will now be able to navigate from one system to the other with a single sign in and prescribe specific exercise programs quickly and easily without any duplication of data entry. We’re thrilled to offer our customers access to Physiotec’s best-in-class library of targeted exercise videos and documentation,” declares Donald Olds, President and CEO of Presagia. Athletes will also be able to take advantage of this powerful functionality, directly on their mobile phones. They will be able to see all of their exercise programs, current and historical, and watch how-to videos. This will bring a new level of interactive engagement by providing athletes with an invaluable resource to help them follow their treatment plans, resulting in faster, healthier recoveries. For more information about Presagia Sports, visit www.presagiasports.com. About Presagia Presagia provides secure web-based health management software solutions used by athletics organizations worldwide. Presagia Sports is a multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and injury management system that centralizes information needed by athletic trainers, physicians, coaches and physiotherapists while streamlining data entry. It also includes real-time reporting and collaboration tools. Presagia customers include the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the English Institute of Sport and the Irish Sport Council. www.presagiasports.com About Physiotec Since 1993, Physiotec has been a forerunner in the development of health and fitness exercise software in the fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, manual therapy, sports & fitness. [...]

Presagia Sports featured in Training & Conditioning Magazine

2017-05-24T14:19:37+00:00April 8th, 2013|All, Blog, Company News|

  Montreal, Canada, April 8, 2013 – Presagia, the leading developer of web-based athlete health management software solutions, is pleased to have been featured in the latest issue of Training & Conditioning magazine. T&C is a publication geared towards the sports medicine industry and those professionals involved in the training, conditioning, rehab and care of competitive athletes at all levels. In the featured article, On the Front Lines, T&C focuses on a wide range of tools to help prevent, diagnose and assist healing of concussions. These include software, fitness training tools and nutritional supplements. Presagia Sports, a secure web-based and mobile-accessible Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, was chosen based on its recently integrated SCAT2, one of the most widely used concussion assessment tools. Click here to read the full article or click here to browse through the whole magazine online and flip to page 19. With the integrated mobile SCAT2, Presagia Sports users can assess their athletes for concussions via their smartphones and tablets using a step by step process. The system provides automatic calculations, a built in timer and can store baselines assessments, allowing for more accurate assessments to be made. All information stored within the Athlete EHR is centralized, meaning the entire medical team is instantly notified when a possible concussion takes place, allowing them to modify treatment and medical plans if necessary to deliver optimized care to their athletes. For more information about Presagia Sports and the mobile concussion assessment tool, please visit www.presagiasports.com. About Presagia Presagia provides secure web-based health management software solutions used by athletics organizations worldwide. Presagia Sports is a multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and injury management system that centralizes information needed by athletic trainers, physicians, coaches and physiotherapists while streamlining data entry. It also includes real-time reportin g and collaboration tools. Presagia customers include the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the English Institute of Sport and the Irish Sport Council. Media Contact: Geoff Simpson Director of Sales & Marketing, Presagia 1-514-847-7474 x742 gsimpson@presagia.com ###

Presagia Sports Customers Bring Home Major Wins

2017-05-24T14:55:58+00:00January 15th, 2013|All, Blog, Company News|

  Three Presagia Sports customers took home major victories, kicking off the New Year with impressive football wins. The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) marks some of the biggest college football games in the U.S. and three of those games – the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl and the title BCS Championship game – had Presagia Sports customers competing for the title. On January 1, the Stanford Cardinals won the Rose Bowl with a 20-14 win against the Wisconsin Badgers. While it wasn’t a very high scoring game, Stanford took the game in a different kind of way – by blocking Wisconsin from scoring any points in the second half. The 99th edition of the Bowl marked the first Stanford Rose Bowl win since their 1972 victory against the Michigan Wolverines. Also on January 1, the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 31-10 for the Orange Bowl title, their first Bowl game win since 2000, when they defeated Virginia Tech for the national title. The Alabama Crimson Tide took home a huge victory on January 7, when they won the title BSC Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with an extraordinary 42-14. For Alabama’s Crimson Tide, this marks their second national title in a row and third national title in four years, all with Nick Saban as the coach, who left the NFL’s Miami Dolphins for an eight year contract with the Crimson Tide. A big congratulations to all who contributed to these wins!   Don't want to miss a blog post? To subscribe to our blog, please email us at info@presagiasports.com

Professional and Amateur Sports Teams Create 40,000 New Athlete EHRs

2017-05-24T15:00:41+00:00December 20th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

  Montreal, Canada, December 20, 2012 – Presagia, the leading developer of web-based athlete health management software solutions, announced today that 40,000 professional and amateur athletes have new Athlete Electronic Health Records (EHRs) within Presagia Sports. This continued growth is driven by the benefits in efficiency and healthcare delivery of digitizing health information and by the sports industry’s movement towards more integrated healthcare for athletes to achieve better results in competition. Sports medicine practitioners have particular needs when treating athletes that are not met by standard hospital or clinical Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. This has led some software vendors to develop Athlete EHRs - solutions designed to address the unique challenges of sports medicine. Athlete EHRs focus on capturing information specific to sports medicine while providing software tools that encourage collaboration among athletic trainers, physicians, coaches, physical therapists and the athletes themselves. These systems also facilitate rapid access from any location – in the clinic, in the training room, on the field, and away at competition. Presagia Sports is a secure web-based and mobile-accessible Athlete EHR that enables clients in all areas of sport to integrate and deliver optimized care to their athletes, be they academic institutions, sports medicine clinics, professional teams, or sporting federations. A growing trend, sports medicine outreach clinics like OSI Physical Therapy, UAB Sports Medicine, Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital, Catholic Health and OrthoMemphis have recently implemented Presagia Sports to address their recordkeeping needs. These outreach providers are leveraging the Athlete EHR to effectively manage athlete health across the many academic institutions, clubs and other athletic organizations that they work with. Presagia Sports is hosted in the cloud and can be accessed securely from anywhere via computers, smartphones, and tablets, so it’s an ideal solution for these outreach providers who often provide care in the field. A contributing factor to the ever growing number of sports organizations going digital is the increased awareness of concussions and their lasting effects. Pushed into the spotlight by the “master complaint” against the NFL involving nearly 4,000 players, concussions have been receiving high profile media coverage, and some experts are predicting that concussion related lawsuits will be the next big litigation trend. The latest version of Presagia Sports includes an integrated mobile SCAT2 concussion assessment tool as a direct response to this growing concern. Combining the SCAT2 and Athlete EHR in a single system supports more integrated healthcare for athletes. It is Presagia’s ability to innovate and strengthen its system that has led teams like the Santa Cruz Warriors (previously the Dakota Wizards), an NBA D League basketball team to sign on. Mike Douglas, Head Athletic Trainer of the Santa Cruz Warriors, states, “I've watched Presagia Sports evolve over the years and have always preferred its functionality and adaptability over other systems. We decided that an Athlete EHR would allow us to manage our personnel more effectively, analyze our organization and how we handle injuries, as well as cut down on the amount of time lost. It is also very useful [...]

Presagia Adds Mobile Concussion Assessment to Athlete EHR System

2017-05-24T15:11:28+00:00October 4th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

Montreal, Canada, October 4, 2012 – Presagia announced today valuable new features that will significantly enhance how its customers can manage their athletes’ health. Presagia Sports, an Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) system used by amateur and professional sports teams and organizations across the globe, now includes the SCAT2 concussion assessment tool, treatment planning, and expanded capabilities for managing medications. In the wake of the current National Football League (NFL) “master complaint” lawsuit, involving nearly 3,400 players, concussions have been thrust into media headlines and into discussions about improving athlete health management. Thirty-nine states in the U.S. have implemented concussion legislation to safeguard amateur and professional athletes. Presagia, a leading developer of software solutions for sports medicine offers the cloud-based Presagia Sports on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis. As a testament to how closely Presagia listens to its users, the Presagia Sports mobile version now includes the widely used SCAT2 concussion assessment tool. With Presagia’s mobile SCAT2, medical professionals diagnosing concussions are guided step by step through the SCAT2 on their smartphones or tablets. The system provides automatic calculations and a built-in timer to facilitate secure, rapid, and accurate evaluations. Baseline tests can be captured and all scores are summarized in a single view so that medical professionals can easily compare the most recent concussion assessment to previous assessments and baseline scores. The system also produces a concussion injury advice document at the end of each evaluation to be provided to the athlete or those responsible for them. Presagia Sports SCAT2 “Concussions and their lasting impact have been receiving much more attention over the last few years, and there has been a real demand for digitized assessment and management tools,” says Peter Rorlick, co-founder and VP of Research of Development at Presagia. “The SCAT2 is a potentially life-saving tool. It is even more powerful when it’s integrated into the Athlete EHR because that ensures all of the people treating the athlete have access to the assessments.” Treatment planning is another new feature that Presagia has brought online today. This feature can change how athlete health is managed - rather than simply recording a treatment after it’s happened, the treatment planning feature allows athletic trainers and other medical professionals to be more proactive and easily plan rehab and other activities in advance to ensure that athletes receive the best possible care. Another enhancement that Presagia introduced today is an expanded capability to track the medications that each athlete is taking. This includes the dispensing and prescribing of drugs, as well as the dispensing of over the counter medications. All of this can be recorded and referenced in the web application and mobile version. The medication data can also be analyzed via the system’s reporting tools, to obtain statistics and expose trends. The medication management features nicely compliment the system’s integrated SCAT2 capability. For instance, after an athlete sustains a concussion, they should not take certain types of medications such as paracetamol, codeine, aspirin or anti-inflammatories. Presagia Sports makes it [...]

Presagia Sports Goes Mobile

2017-05-24T15:12:31+00:00June 27th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

At Presagia, we put a lot of thought and research into what we should build and how to build and deliver it. The what is actually driven by the why. Why would our users want this or that feature? What needs are we trying to address? How will these features help our users to do their jobs better or faster? How can we help athletic trainers and doctors to provide better healthcare to their athletes? A few years ago we introduced the offline capability. A user could download the application and the data for a particular subset of athletes, which would be encrypted and stored on their laptop. The user could then use the application on the laptop with no connection to the Internet, and at a later point in time when a connection was available, resynchronize with Presagia’s cloud-hosted system. This was a lot better than having no access at all, but it kills any possibility of real-time collaboration and communication. If an offline user updated athlete records, other members of the medical team couldn’t see the updated data right away. If the offline user sent messages or notifications, they’d be delivered only when resynchronization occurred. Ideally, if an athletic trainer records an athlete’s injury while on the field or on the road, the team doctor should be notified instantly and should be able to access those notes. If a doctor reviews X-ray or MRI images and records a note indicating a decision as to whether the athlete should be allowed to practice or compete, then the athletic trainers and coaches should in turn know about that immediately as well. The best solution for Presagia Sports was to replace the offline functionality with a mobile app. A few years ago, this wouldn’t have worked very well, but it’s a different world now. Our users are already carrying sophisticated touch-screen phones in their pockets. Actually, these are computing devices that can run applications and browse the net from almost any location, and by the way you can also make phone calls. But until somebody comes up with a better name for these devices, I guess we’ll still refer to them as “phones.” So over the last few months we have designed and built a very cool mobile app, which will be available free of charge to all Presagia Sports customers this summer and we’re very excited about it. It will run on almost any touch-screen device that has an Internet connection – though officially we’re only supporting the latest versions of the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets. The app is simple to use and it’s fast. In the mobile app, you can access and update an athlete’s health records and notes. You can record treatments. You can view and send messages and notifications. When you use our mobile app, the data is stored securely in Presagia’s cloud, not on your device. As my 16-year-old son would say, “it’s 100% clouded.” Data that’s entered in the mobile app can be [...]

Presagia Launches Mobile App For Presagia Sports

2017-05-24T15:12:36+00:00June 27th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

St. Louis, Missouri, June 27, 2012 – Presagia announced today the launch of Presagia Sports Mobile. With this launch, customers will now have access to Presagia Sports’ Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) system via their smartphones and tablets, while retaining Presagia's legendary security, scalability and ease of use. Presagia, a leading developer of software solutions for sports medicine offers the cloud-based Presagia Sports on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis, making it accessible anywhere the Internet is available. With the huge growth in smartphone and tablet use, Presagia decided to leverage this technology to provide athletic trainers and other medical professionals with a system that facilitates the delivery of critical information when they’re on the run. “At Presagia we actively listen to the needs of our customers and do our best to respond directly,” explains Peter Rorlick, Presagia’s VP of Research and Development and co-founder. “In sports medicine, athletic trainers, team physicians and all others involved need immediate access to athlete health information to make the right treatment decisions. Our mobile app now gives them this immediate access not only in the training room, but also at practice sites and competition venues.” With Presagia Sports Mobile, customers gain a new level of mobility with access to athlete demographics, medical alerts and allergies, injuries, treatments and other medical records. They can also communicate with other members of the medical team via secure messaging and notifications. The new system was officially unveiled today at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. As the largest event for athletic trainers in the world, the NATA Annual Meeting brings together some of the best in the business and the latest cutting edge technology. For Presagia, it was an easy choice to launch Presagia Sports Mobile during this exciting athletic training conference. “We’re extremely excited about the launch of Presagia Sports Mobile,” says Presagia’s CEO Donald Olds. “We worked extensively with many of our customers on the design and are confident the mobile version will benefit our existing and future customers.” For more information about Presagia Sports Mobile, please visit www.old-presagiasports.com/gomobile. About Presagia Presagia provides secure web-based health management software solutions used by athletics organizations worldwide. Presagia Sports is a multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and injury management system that centralizes information needed by athletic trainers, physicians, coaches and physiotherapists while streamlining data entry. It also includes real-time reporting and collaboration tools. Presagia customers include the World Anti-Doping Agency, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the English Institute of Sport and the Irish Sport Council. Media Contact: Geoff Simpson Director of Marketing, Presagia 1-514-847-7474 x742 gsimpson@presagia.com ###

Not Just Another Day in the Office – Presagia Goes Sugar Shackin’

2017-05-24T15:13:09+00:00April 20th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

It’s an annual occurrence in Montreal that as the snow melts and the grass reappears, people rush outside in full force to celebrate the shift in seasons. We were no less excited here at Presagia which is exactly why we decided to hold our quarterly staff meeting outside. Instead of our usual conference room, we headed to a nearby sugar shack, the beautiful L’Auberge des Gallant in Ste-Marthe. Sugar shacks, also known as sugar houses, sugar cabins, or in French cabanes à sucre, are where sap is collected from nearby maple trees and boiled down to make maple syrup, taffy, sugar and butter. Quebec is the leading global producer of maple syrup  and with so many delicious sugar shacks in the surrounding area, it's not surprising annual trips are such a tradition here. That's us on the right stuffing ourselves with traditional buffet style menu items like French pea soup, meat pie, maple syrup ham, sausages in maple beer, omelets, home baked beans, pancakes with syrup and upside down maple cake. After our not so light, maple drenched lunch, we discussed sales, new partnerships, objectives and more all over some homemade taffy on ice. All in all a delicious afternoon!     Don't want to miss a blog post? To subscribe to our blog, please email us at info@old-presagiasports.com

Brazilian Olympic Confederations Choose Presagia Sports to Manage Athlete Health

2017-05-24T15:14:00+00:00March 8th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

Petrobras funds project to provide Boxing, Weightlifting, Fencing and Taekwondo Confederations with Athlete Electronic Health Record system Montreal, Canada, March 8, 2012 – Presagia, a leading developer of web-based software solutions to manage the health of professional athletes, announced today that the Boxing, Weightlifting, Fencing and Taekwondo Confederations of the Brazilian Olympic Committee are now using Presagia Sports. The software incorporates an Athlete Electronic Health Record (Athlete EHR) and will enable the physician team of the confederations to better manage the health and development of their athletes, in order to promote peak performance in competition. The project was led by HTR Solutions, the official distributor of Presagia Sports in Brazil. Petrobras, the country’s largest energy company, has funded the project with the support of the Brazilian federal government law. Olympic Committees rely on teams of medical specialists to ensure their athletes are healthy and performing at their best, creating a huge amount of health data that needs to be shared in real-time. With Presagia Sports, the Brazilian Boxing, Weightlifting, Fencing and Taekwondo Confederations will utilize a web-based Athlete EHR that they can securely access anywhere, anytime via the Internet. The medical staff can capture complete, accurate health data whether in a sports medicine clinic, at a training facility, or away at a competition – mobility that is essential when treating athletes who are travelling across the globe. “Presagia makes it possible for us to manage and disseminate multidisciplinary information with the medical team in order to be more proactive in our care of our athletes,” said Waldir Zampronha, physiologist for the Boxing and Weightlifting Confederations and Manager of ZAZ Corporativa. Presagia Sports allows the entire medical team to access, manage and share the vast amount of health data generated for each athlete. By providing a centralized database and internal real-time communication tools, well-informed critical treatment decisions can be made more rapidly. “The richness and reliability of Presagia Sports allows us to determine the medical actions we should take with efficiency and resolution,” said Dr. Bernardino Santi, physician for all four confederations. “We are excited to welcome the Boxing, Weightlifting, Fencing and Taekwondo Confederations of the Brazilian Olympic Committee as our newest Olympic customers,” said Peter Rorlick, Co-Founder and VP Research and Development at Presagia. “They join a distinguished group of Olympic Committees who have made health an important piece of their competitive strategy.” For more information about Presagia, visit www.presagia.com and for more information about HTR Solutions, visit www.htrsolutions.com.br. About Presagia Presagia provides secure web-based health management software solutions used by athletics organizations worldwide. Presagia Sports is a multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) and injury management system that centralizes information needed by athletic trainers, physicians, coaches and physiotherapists while streamlining data entry. It also includes real-time reporting and collaboration tools. Our customers include the World Anti-Doping Agency, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the British Olympic Committee and the Olympic Council of Ireland. For more information about Presagia, please visit www.presagia.com. Media Contact: Geoff Simpson Director of Marketing, Presagia 514-847-7474 [...]

It’s Off to the Races for Presagia Sports and the British Horseracing Authority

2017-05-24T15:14:08+00:00February 24th, 2012|All, Blog, Company News|

Montreal, Canada, February 23, 2012 – Presagia announced today the go-live of Presagia Sports for the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the regulatory and governing body for horse racing in Great Britain. Presagia Sports is an athlete health management system provided on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis that the BHA will use to record, track, and analyze injuries and other medical data for licensed jockeys. Horse racing is big business in Great Britain - it is the second biggest spectator sport after football, with an annual economic impact of more than £3.4 billion ($5.2 billion USD). The attention and stakes involved puts a lot of pressure on the BHA and their work to support the health of the jockeys and the sport. The BHA collaborated with Presagia to configure Presagia Sports for the unique needs of the sport. The solution provides a consistent framework for its 238 doctors to track falls, injuries and health status for the more than 800 jockeys that compete at 60 different racecourses across Great Britain. The British Horseracing Authority preside over 1,456 fixtures per year, 40% of which are Jump racing fixtures where, on average, a jockey will have one fall every 14 rides. Presagia Sports has allowed the BHA to transition from a legacy paper-based system that had been used for more than 25 years, to a sophisticated and centralized database that is accessible anytime, anywhere over the Internet. “The BHA reviewed a number of different systems before choosing Presagia, the only system that was able to fulfil all of the key requirements of this professional sport,” states Paul Lifton, Statistical & IT Analyst at the BHA. “The system had to ensure that busy racecourse medical teams could easily view and update the jockey’s medical database in real time.” “It had to be simple to use, secure, robust and flexible enough to cope with all the special requirements of a sport that takes place nationwide, on every day of the year,” explains Dr. Michael Turner, the BHA’s Chief Medical Advisor. “Above all the system needed to allow the medical teams in the field to manage and share all this information in real time with the London-based BHA Medical Department.” With the new system in place, the BHA expects to see major improvements in its workflow and record keeping processes, as well as in its ability to perform statistical analysis on medical data. For further information about the project, please visit www.presagia.com. Presagia will also be publishing a case study on the BHA shortly following this press release. About Presagia For 25 years, Presagia has been developing and implementing intelligent software solutions to address the health and absence management requirements of employers, healthcare practitioners, and athletics organizations worldwide. These solutions streamline information flow and improve communication for more effective management and analysis of key health and absence information. Don't want to miss a blog post? To subscribe to our blog, please email us at info@old-presagiasports.com