National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) and PRIVIT® Announce Their Partnership
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and PRIVIT® announced today a partnership based on their shared commitment to sports safety. NATA supports 35,000 members of the athletic training profession who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. PRIVIT® is equally committed to improving sports safety participation through the use of cutting edge personal health technology.
As an NATA Preferred Provider, PRIVIT® offers the association, among others, a patented, secure, easy to use, online system, called Privit Profile™ (formerly Privit e-PPE) an electronic pre-participation evaluation, to help participants, parents and medical professionals collect, protect, and share personal health information. Privit Profile™ enables athletic trainers to be more proactive in their pre-screening evaluation process and provide more advanced levels of screenings by identifying and mitigating health risks specific to each player.
Additionally, they will have access to player profiles within a privacy compliant environment wherever Internet access is available. Parents and athletes will benefit from the ease of use and flexibility to update individual health profiles on a regular basis.
“We strive to provide our members the gold standard of innovative technology that will allow them to deliver the best health care to their patients while also making their lives easier,” said Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, NATA president. “ATs will also be able to access their own personal health history information, and experience the benefits of Privit Profile™ first-hand.”
“We are excited about our partnership with NATA and to offer members direct access to Privit Profile™ for tracking their own personal health history,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®. “ATs will be able to experience its time saving benefits, and see how it can provide important information to best evaluate the health and safety of student athletes.”
PRIVIT® was established in 2009, and provides cloud-based technology for the collection, distribution, and analysis of personal health information. Considered a world-class leader in electronic pre-participation evaluations, Privit Products are compliant with international privacy laws, like HIPAA and FERPA, and offer clients a more secure and standard method for acquiring and sharing the personal health information required for participation in organized sports and activities. With offices in London, Ontario and Columbus, Ohio, PRIVIT® fosters lasting relationships with physicians, athletic trainers, sports medicine organizations, and international sports teams. To learn more about PRIVIT® and its Products, visit www.privit.com.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports 35,000 members of the athletic training profession.