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May 18, 2021

PRIVIT provides the New York Football Giants with its secure platform to digitize player intake information.

PRIVIT Pro’s industry leading technology will allow the New York Giants to seamlessly automate athlete health information. 

Columbus, OH – PRIVIT, the leader in athletic health information solutions, today announces it has signed an agreement with the New York Football Giants to digitally replicate their paper medical examination and privacy policy form intake process.  PRIVIT Pro will allow players to electronically complete, sign and submit their intake paperwork and forms along with any prior medical documentation.  Team officials and team medical personnel will now have a tool to automate medical exams and monitor medical conditions.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to support one of the foremost professional athletic organizations in the country,” said PRIVIT CEO Russ Goodwin. “The New York Giants’ selection of our solution speaks volumes about their commitment to increased efficiency for players, the Athletic Training Staff and Team physicians. Digitally guided data collection is proven to extract more complete information which will enhance player safety.” 

PRIVIT Pro is a cloud based paperless solution that encompasses the functionality of several established technologies to provide a customized platform – from registration and form submissions, to live signature capture for legal compliance with the power to integrate with existing health management solutions.   

Ronnie Barnes, the Giants Senior Vice President of Medical Services, said: “The New York Football Giants consider player health and safety to be our first concern, and we are pleased that Privit’s technology will make our medical processes more efficient and effective for players, the Giants Athletic Training Staff, and Giants Team Physicians.” 

About the New York Giants: The Giants are one of the storied and legendary NFL teams, approaching their 100th anniversary as a member of the NFL.  With four Super Bowl wins and multiple championships from the pre-Super Bowl era, the Giants are a leader in player health and safety, with many of its staff participating in league initiatives directed at these important goals.  https://www.giants.com/

About PRIVIT: PRIVIT is a health and safety technology company which pioneered comprehensive solutions for paperless management of student athlete health.  PRIVIT Profile is an athlete safety management software solution that allows schools, universities, and youth sports organizations to comply with mandatory rules and keep their sports participants safe using a user-friendly, app-based, cloud registration and storage environment.  Recently, PRIVIT Pass, a front-end data collection platform for registration for lab, diagnostic and serial testing, was launched to power and safeguard COVID testing records. https://privit.com/ 

Learn more at https://privit.com/privit-pro

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September 24, 2020

PRIVIT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BCHL

Columbus, OH: PRIVIT, the leader in athletic health information solutions, today announces it has partnered with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), one of the top junior hockey organizations in North America. BCHL member clubs will utilize PRIVIT’s medical information system to collect, process and manage player health information to ensure a responsible and successful 2020-21 season.

“As one of the premiere junior development hockey leagues in North America, we’re excited to collaborate and work closely with the BCHL on all of their player safety initiatives,” said PRIVIT CEO Russel Goodwin. “With the unique protocols put in place for this upcoming season, PRIVIT is helping provide all the necessary resources for BCHL teams to allow their players to safely return to sport. The implementation of PRIVIT across all 18 teams in the BCHL will now allow the league to standardize the way teams manage player & staff information. Existing BCHL player health and safety initiatives will be integrated and greatly enhanced via PRIVIT’s player safety management platform.”

Using PRIVIT, BCHL athletes will create a custom digital profile to complete all compliance paperwork and fill out necessary medical screening documents for their club’s athletic trainers.

“Player safety is a pillar of the BCHL and this partnership helps us further our goal of making our league as safe as possible for our players,” said BCHL Executive Director Steven Cocker. “This partnership allows us to have all our players’ medical information centralized in one place, which will help our teams’ medical staff track their data and easily transfer important information when a player is acquired by another team in the BCHL. PRIVIT is also an important part of the league’s COVID-19 return-to-play protocol, allowing the league and our teams to view daily screening information.”

PRIVIT’s solution provides transparency and ensures compliance, so that the safety concerns of athletes, parents and coaches are effectively addressed.

About the BCHL: Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling Major Junior in Canada as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. Learn more about the BCHL

About PRIVIT: PRIVIT promotes responsible sports and helps organizations become compliant in athlete safety with a secure solution to collect, manage, and process protected health information. PRIVIT’s automated system streamlines the process for secure digital collection and storage of comprehensive athletic health information. Learn more about PRIVIT

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University of CincinnatiPRIVIT, the leading provider of automated Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) services, announced that the University of Cincinnati Athletics (UC Athletics) renewed a multi-year agreement with PRIVIT. UC Athletics will continue to leverage PRIVIT in their leadership as a Division I university focused on improving the sporting experience for athletes and others.

Replacing a manual, time-consuming and inconsistent process for PPE, PRIVIT provides UC Athletics a secure solution for collecting, processing, and managing protected health information about athletes. This next-generation solution provides easy completion tracking giving UC Athletics visibility into where their athletes are in the process of completing required pre-participation forms.

“PRIVIT has revolutionized the way we collect our athlete’s health information, and the way we manage our PPE process at the University of Cincinnati. PRIVIT saves us hours in the PPE process by reducing the workload our sports medicine department faces each year when collecting and managing the multiple documents needed from each athlete. The solutions provided by PRIVIT helps our department become more efficient and allows us a more comprehensive and accurate collection of athlete health information,” said Aaron Himmler, AT, MS, Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine (Football), University of Cincinnati Athletic Department. “In addition, PRIVIT has provided us the tools to audit the completion status of required forms needed from athletes to guarantee compliance with our participation policies.”

“For the past three years, UC Athletics has been a valued client. Using PRIVIT made sense for UC Athletics because the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) made our solution the legal standard of care for athletes in the high school market. Wth the growing adoption of PRIVIT throughout Ohio high schools, any graduating high school seniors participating in UC Athletics will have a head start on their health history,” said Chris Goodwin, Chairman and CEO of PRIVIT. “For high school students and their parents, PRIVIT provides peace of mind that the safety of the student athlete is guarded by an advanced system for collecting and managing health information.”

Throughout North America, colleges and universities are leveraging PRIVIT to drive compliance and streamline processes within their athletic departments; some of which include, Coastal Carolina University, Fanshawe College, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Florida, and University of Southern Maine.

 

About University of Cincinnati Athletics

Athletics are deeply ingrained into who we are as Bearcats. Whether you want to come and watch our outstanding Division I athletes compete in person or you are one to take to the field yourself, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, there are endless opportunities to get fit and stay in shape in our state-of-the-art recreation facilities.

There is nothing quite like the excitement of catching a game at UC. Red and black are in style year-round along our sidelines — whether you are going crazy with 40,000 other football fans inside Nippert Stadium, cheering the basketball Bearcats to victory inside a packed Fifth Third Arena or supporting one of 15 other men’s and women’s teams. When it comes to sports, you are in for something special at UC.

Presagia and PRIVIT Partner

Presagia Sports and PRIVIT are proud to announce a new strategic partnership to combine their expertise in athlete health management to provide better solutions to the sports medicine world. Presagia Sports is the leader in Athlete Electronic Health Management Software and PRIVIT is the leading provider for online Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) and Health History Registration Systems. Together, they will integrate their systems to give customers a fully automated and secure process to collect and manage the full spectrum of athlete health data.

A key element of an athlete’s health profile is their health history collected as part of the pre-participation evaluation process, which gives athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals an initial picture of the athlete’s health. To date, this data has been collected in one system and then manually transcribed into Athlete Electronic Health Records (EHRs). PRIVIT and Presagia have integrated their systems to streamline the flow of this critical data.

PRIVIT’s PPE system automates and simplifies the process of collecting, managing and protecting pre-participation and registration health information. Data collected through PRIVIT will then be automatically uploaded into the Presagia Sports EHR, creating comprehensive health profiles for each athlete. Now, athletic trainers and other sport medicine professionals will have an athlete’s injury and health information, as well as their clearance status, all at their fingertips.

“PRIVIT and Presagia Sports share similar values of providing our clients with the means to accurately collect complete health data about their athletes,” stated Mitchell Slutsken, Director of Presagia Sports. “We’re very excited about how this partnership will enable us to deliver a more efficient and comprehensive health management solution to our clients.”

Both systems are built on technology that ensures all health information is protected and organizations stay compliant. The integration between Presagia Sports and PRIVIT will help organizations with the difficulties associated with protecting personal health information (PHI). Using a powerful software like Presagia Sports centralizes PHI data in one location, and makes it only accessible by authorized personnel. This allows athletic trainers to spend less time dealing with paperwork, and more time caring for their athletes. In addition, it helps organizations use athlete health data to gain actionable insights into trends and develop strategies to improve the wellbeing of their athletes.

“The combination of PRIVIT and Presagia empowers our customers to be more efficient and effective in this entire process,” said Gregory Miller, President of PRIVIT. “We believe this partnership provides sports organizations with a best in class athlete health management solution.”

 

About Presagia Sports

Presagia Sports is a secure web-based and mobile-accessible multi-sport Athlete Electronic Health Record (EHR) with a built-in concussion assessment system, that athlete health professionals can rely on to centralize and manage data, including injury assessments, medications, treatments and more. It also provides real-time reporting and communication tools to connect the medical team in support of collaborative healthcare.

Training Ropes

When it comes to training and competition, athletes endure a lot of stress on their bodies mentally and physically. Athletic Therapists and team physicians need to be aware of their athletes’ clearance status to help prevent new injuries and further damage to current injuries.

In an effort to mitigate risks involved with sport participation, the Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) Calgary is turning to technology to improve the collection and management process for athlete health related information. CSI Calgary selected Privit Profile®, PRIVIT’s online solution for helping sport organizations solve the universal problem of collecting and managing athlete health related information. Privit Profile® helps athletic therapists and coaches easily view the clearance status of an athlete, and it provides athletic therapists and physicians the ability to document brief notes regarding the athlete’s clearance status.

“By transitioning our process to Privit Profile’s secure online solution, we can reduce medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve athlete care,” said Dr. Brian Benson, Director of Sport Medicine for CSI Calgary. “We need a better way to share athlete information with the medical team so that athletic therapists and physicians have all the information they need to do their job at their fingertips.”

The Privit Profile® solution provides CSI Calgary with completion tracking reports to easily identify which athletes have or have not submitted the required information for participating. Athletic Therapists are able to easily access emergency contacts and clearance status of their players within a privacy compliant environment. Parents and athletes like the ease of use and the flexibility of being able to update health profiles on a regular basis.

“Being affiliated with CSI Calgary is a true testament to what PRIVIT® has to offer the Canadian sports industry,” said Gregory Miller, President at PRIVIT. “PRIVIT will be able to help CSI Calgary improve the accuracy of collecting athlete health related information, and shorten the completion time for athletes filling out the paperwork, all in a secure and privacy compliant environment.”

Privit Profile® is the leading solution for mitigating risks involved in sports and is used by winter sport organizations throughout North America.

About CSI Calgary:

CSI CalgaryThe Canadian Sport Institute Calgary provides world class training environments in Alberta. With the support of our partners, we deliver leading sport science and medicine, coaching education and life services to help Canada’s high performance athletes achieve Olympic and Paralympic podium performances. For more information please visit www.csicalgary.ca

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Safety in youth sports is a serious issue, and the topic has resulted in new regulations and laws around the world. In an effort to mitigate risks involved with sport participation, sport organizations are turning to technology to improve processes. The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is proactively enhancing their current health information collection process for their hockey players by engaging PRIVIT®, a London, ON provider of online solutions for managing personal health profiles.

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Randall Wroble, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Chair of the JACSM for OHSAA, shares the importance of collecting health information from student-athletes.

160x600-InHealth_SkyscraperInHealth Mutual, Ohio’s only nonprofit health insurance CO-OP, has formed a partnership with PRIVIT to become an official sponsor for Privit Profile, an online solution for managing health-related information required for sports participation for high school athletes throughout Ohio.

In Ohio, high school student-athletes and their parents use Privit Profile at no cost to complete and manage the necessary health information required of student athletes to play high school sports. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved Privit Profile as the electronic standard for collecting student-athlete health information. This allows parents the ability to complete health forms online and keep their child’s information current year-after-year, instead of submitting a new form each year. In addition, athletic departments are able to access critical student-athlete health profiles securely, from mobile devices, right from the sidelines. Among this active population, having affordable, quality health insurance is essential, and InHealth plans to provide educational information on affordable options as well as sports injury prevention information to PRIVIT’s users.

InHealth was designed to inject access, innovation and competition into the health insurance industry. As a nonprofit CO-OP with one of the largest statewide health care provider networks, great benefits and fair prices, any profits InHealth makes go back to its members through lowering premiums, enhancing benefits and creating wellness programs for the community.

“InHealth is shifting the paradigm across the health care landscape from a focus on sickness and disease to a focus on wellness and prevention. Our partnership with PRIVIT is about promoting health and safety across student-athletes. Through the Privit Profile data collection portal, high school athletic departments are able to develop safer athletic programs. We are excited to empower our fellow Ohioans to make wiser health decisions. And, that makes this timely, forward-thinking initiative an ideal sponsorship fit,” said Jesse Thomas, CEO of InHealth Mutual.

“With the support of sponsors like InHealth, we are able to provide the benefits of Privit Profile to all high schools throughout the State of Ohio,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT. “We are dedicated to helping high schools take their process for collecting required medical information for sport participation securely online, while improving their athletes’ health and safety.”

 

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About InHealth Mutual:

InHealth Mutual is a nonprofit insurer – a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) – built for members by members to provide quality, affordable health insurance that is responsive to the needs and wants of all Ohioans. It is different from the traditional insurers given its nonprofit status and focus on individuals and small businesses which will manifest in a governing board of directors that includes members by the beginning of 2016. In addition, profits will be used to lower the cost of care, enhance benefits or decrease premiums. Being accountable to members versus stockholders is a paradigm shift InHealth believes will result in better health insurance for the people it covers. In 2014, InHealth offered insurance products to individuals, small businesses and groups through brokers and private exchanges. For plan year 2015, InHealth expanded to also offer insurance products on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange). InHealth Mutual is a trade name of Coordinated Health Mutual. For more information, visit www.inhealthohio.org.

Focusing on improving the health and safety of athletes and individuals, PRIVIT® announced its support of Representatives Joyce Beatty’s and Ann Wagner’s proposed Concussion Awareness and Education Act of 2014 (H.R. 3954) for developing best practices for sports-related and other concussions.

Introduced in January 2014 the bill addresses the need to establish a national system for tracking and managing incidences of sport-related concussions and the side effects on athletes and military personnel. In addition, the bill will develop information to educate the public on concussion awareness, treatment, and prevention.

“This legislation is about protecting our nation’s youth.  We can, and must, do better in coordinating research on the causes of concussive injuries and protecting the overall brain health of student athletes and military trainees. H.R. 3954 will ensure that those who suffer from brain injuries receive effective treatment and enable them to return to society and the sport or activity they love, as healthy and productive as possible,” stated Congresswoman Beatty.

“With the number of sport related concussions and the long-term side effects impacting athletes and military personnel, we need to make an effort to change the ‘culture of resistance’ surrounding concussions,” stated Congressman Steve Stivers.

According to a 2013 report issued by The National Academies, entitled, “Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, Improving the Science, Changing the Culture,” each year in the United States there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related brain and concussive injuries. Studies have shown, during the recovery period, high school athletes exhibited memory impairment up to 21 days post-concussion (Field et al. 2003; McClincy et al. 2006; Covassin et al. 2010) while collegiate athletes demonstrated memory impairment up to 5 days post-concussion (Macciocchi et al. 1996; Field et al. 2003).

“As of January 2014, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, have adopted return to play legislation for concussed athletes participating in youth sports. We are proud to support Congresswoman Beatty and Congressman Stivers on H.R. 3954 for developing best practices for concussions, regardless of which state you play,” said Jeff Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®.

Click to read: Protecting Kids

Everhart-Sullivan, Michelle. (2014, August 13). Protecting Kids. The Columbus Dispatch, The Daily Briefing.

Focusing on improving the health and safety of student-athletes, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has announced the approval for its member high schools to use Privit Profile™ (formerly e-PPE) an electronic Pre-Participation Evaluation solution to replace the current paper-based pre-participation evaluation (PPE) process used for interscholastic sports.

“In conjunction with our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, the MSHSAA Executive Board is excited to recommend Privit Profile™ as a viable solution for the collection and management of our student-athlete’s medical forms,” Harvey Richards, Associate Executive Director for the MSHSAA. “As we continue to evolve into a more digital world, we recommend that our member schools stay progressive and research the possibilities to transition to a digital health questionnaire in an effort to better streamline the management and collection of these forms.”

As the importance of pre-screening athletes continues to sweep the nation, more and more state high school athletic associations are adopting the use of digital tools to better manage student-athlete health information. In addition to the MSHSAA approving the use of Privit Profile™, several other state high school associations have followed suit, including: California Interscholastic Federation, Georgia High School Association, Ohio High School Athletic Association, Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association, the University Interscholastic League, and Utah High School Activities Association.

“With over 100,000 student-athletes in the state of Missouri, we are excited that MSHSAA has recommended Privit Profile™ to provide its member schools with a solution to collect, manage, and access student-athlete health information in a more efficient manner,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®. “To be able to provide state high school associations with a solution that helps improve the health and safety of student athletes is rewarding.”

Privit Profile™ provides a comprehensive health history questionnaire that helps improve the pre-screening process required for interscholastic sport participation. Migrating the paper PPE process to Privit Profile™ solution helps high schools better facilitate the process of collecting personal health history information from athletes and save time and costs associated with managing the paper process. In addition, it gives parents the flexibility to keep their child’s health information current, and since the information is only entered once, updating the information in the future is as simple as clicking a few buttons.

Privit Profile™ secure solution that includes a more comprehensive health history questionnaire that is easy to use and helps mitigate health risks related to sports. The reports generated by Privit Profile™ provide a detailed summary of an athlete’s health history and readily identifies health risk areas to support the physical exam. Taking the paper-based process and transitioning it online will provide athletic trainers and coaches critical health information of student-athletes right from the sidelines.

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About MSHSAA:
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play, and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation.

About PRIVIT®:
PRIVIT® was established in 2009, and provides cloud-based patented technology for the collection, distribution, and analysis of personal health information. Considered a world-class leader in electronic pre-participation evaluations, Privit Products 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 Columbus, Ohio and London, Ontario, 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.