Professional and Amateur Sports Teams Create 40,000 New Athlete EHRs
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 for concussion management.”
Presagia has also seen a continued effort by colleges and universities to implement Athlete EHRs and turn athlete health into a competitive advantage. Universities like Boston College, Bradley University, California State University Monterey Bay, Oral Roberts University and the University of California, San Diego have pushed to take their athletes’ health digital. Boston College, whose Division I-A Eagles have long been recognized for their sports and academic success, will now be finely tuning the health of its 800 athletes using Presagia Sports.
Since its introduction in 2002, Presagia Sports has delivered innovative athlete health management tools to hundreds of thousands of athletes at sports organizations worldwide. Customers benefit from centralized, secure cloud storage of all athlete health data, the ability to enter injuries, treatments and other medical records quickly and efficiently via smartphones, tablets and computers, in-depth reporting, and much more.
“The market continues to grow as the sports medicine world changes, so we work hard to expand Presagia Sports to meet the current and future needs of our customers,” says Peter Rorlick, VP of Research and Development at Presagia. “This year, we’ve added mobile access, the SCAT2 and more. These enhancements keep our customers at the top of their game. We’re excited to extend the value of these benefits to so many more athletes as we watch this industry continue to evolve and grow.”
For more information about Presagia Sports, visit presagiasports.com.
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.
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