The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) has announced the approval for its member high schools to use the Privit Profile™ (formerly Privit e-PPE) an electronic Pre-Participation Evaluation solution to replace the current paper-based pre-participation evaluation (PPE) process used for interscholastic sports. Privit Profile™ provides a comprehensive health history questionnaire that helps improve the prescreening process required for sport participation.

Migrating the paper PPE process to the 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.

“After implementing a pilot program this past spring, we are excited to provide our member schools the option to transition to a digital health questionnaire in an effort to better streamline the management and collection of medical forms,” Mark Reeves, Assistant Executive Director for the TSSAA.

“We are excited to partner with the TSSAA to provide its member schools with an online service to enhance the pre-participation process for interscholastic sports,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®.

Privit Profile™ is a patented and 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 more time to focus on the nearly 115,000 participating Tennessee student-athletes.

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About TSSAA:

The purpose of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is to stimulate and regulate the athletic relations of the secondary schools in Tennessee. Recognizing that the primary objective of all secondary schools is to educate youth, the TSSAA aims to coordinate the athletic and scholastic programs.

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.

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) has announced the approval to allow its member high schools to use Privit Profile™ (formerly Privit e-PPE) an electronic Pre-Participation Evaluation solution to replace the current paper-based PPE process used for interscholastic sports. PRIVIT®, a Columbus, Ohio, based company, transformed the process for the management and collection of physical forms required for participation in high school sports.

“As the governing body for high school athletic programs, the GHSA provides standards for participation in interscholastic sports throughout the state. The GHSA State Officers are excited to offer our high school members Privit Profile™ solution designed to enhance the sport pre-participation process as an option to the paper-based process,” said Ralph Swearngin, Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association.

Migrating the paper PPE process to Privit Profile™ solution 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™ will help 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.

Privit Profile™ is a patented and 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 more time to focus on the nearly 193,000 Georgia student-athletes.

“It is an exciting time for interscholastic sports, as we continue to adapt and grow in a digital world. By implementing Privit Profile™, we look forward to enhancing the health and safety of our student athletes, and to providing a modern standard for the pre-participation process,” said Gary Phillips, Assistant Executive Director of the Georgia High School Association.

“Being a leader in sports health, we are looking forward to fostering a long-term relationship with the GHSA,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®. “Being able to provide Georgia high schools with a solution for improving processes that result in protecting the health and safety of student-athletes is rewarding.”

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About Georgia High School Association:
The objective of the Georgia High School Association organization shall be the promotion of education in Georgia from a mental, physical, and moral viewpoint, to standardize and encourage participation in athletics, and to promote sportsmanship and an appreciation for and study of music, speech, and other fine arts through Region and State competitions.

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 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.priv-it.com.

OHSAA initiates the use of PrivIT e-PPE to improve the health and safety of student-athletes.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has announced a partnership with PRIVIT®, a Columbus, Ohio, based company, to streamline the process for the management and collection of physical forms required for participation in high school sports. The OHSAA will be replacing the paper physical forms with Privit Profile™ (formerly Privit e-PPE) an electronic Pre-Participation Evaluation secure online solution beginning May 1 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Migrating the paper PPE process to Privit Profile™ solution 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™ will help 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.

Within Privit Profile™, parents of student-athletes will complete the medical questionnaire that will prepopulate several forms required for sport participation. Upon completion, these forms will be printed and taken to the student-athlete’s physical exam. Parents will enjoy using Privit Profile™ to manage their student-athlete’s health history information, because in subsequent years, they will only have to update the information in Privit Profile™ as opposed to completing all the paper-based forms again.

Privit Profile™ is a secure HIPAA compliant 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 more time to focus on the nearly 350,000 Ohio student-athletes.

“As the governing body for high school athletic programs, the OHSAA provides health and safety information to high schools throughout the state. With the support of our Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine, we are excited to provide our high school members the Privit Profile™ solution as a service designed to enhance the sport pre-participation process,” said Dr. Dan Ross, Commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. “When you think about sports and your student-athlete, you think of only the best. You want your child to be active, learn discipline, be healthy and have fun. It’s our job to help our school districts provide a safe sporting environment.”

“We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with the OHSAA,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT®. “Being affiliated with an association like the OHSAA is a true testament to what PRIVIT® has to offer the sports industry when it comes to improving the health and safety of athletes. It’s great that Privit Profile™ will be provided immediately to schools and the participants, and we’re looking forward to the near future when use of our product will be the standard.”

OHSAA will begin rolling out Privit Profile™ throughout the State high school athletic departments starting May 2014. Future plans include onboarding over 200,000 seventh and eighth grade junior high school athletes, officials, and coaches.

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About OHSAA

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is a private, non-profit association of high schools and 7th-8th grade schools, which are volunteer members. The OHSAA’s mission is to regulate and administer interscholastic athletic competition in a fair and equitable manner while promoting the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student’s educational experience. The OHSAA represents its member schools by recognizing and promoting academics, the safety of participants, good citizenship and lifelong values as the foundation of interscholastic athletics.

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 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.

The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) announces it has signed an agreement with PRIVIT®, Inc. to provide a comprehensive health assessment system for their Program of Excellence. This program will be implemented beginning in April.

Phillip McKee, Executive Director of the Ontario Hockey Federation, said, “We look forward to working with PRIVIT® to streamline the pre-participation information collection process, but more importantly to have that information in a useful format for those onsite who require it.”

PRIVIT®, Inc. offers the world’s only web based privacy compliant platform in which a player completes an Electronic Pre-Participation Evaluation (e-PPE).  The completed e-PPE generates the player’s personal health profile. The player owns the health profile and in turn grants viewing rights to individuals such as a healthcare professional.  This arrangement and PRIVIT® ensures the collection and storage of the player’s personal health data is thoroughly privacy compliant.

In summary, Privit Profile™ (formerly Privit e-PPE) improves the process of collecting health data and the personal health profile assists in identifying risk symptoms that permit designated healthcare professionals to respond quickly and correctly when situations arise.  The preceding features mitigate the risks associated with physical activities and eliminate costs associated with traditional paper based data collection and storage.

PRIVIT®, Inc. has customer relationships with the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario, The London Knights (OHL), The Hamilton Huskies Minor Hockey Association, The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Stanford University, The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association and various other North American athletic associations.

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About Ontario Hockey Federation:

OHF is one of three Hockey Canada Branches operating in the Province of Ontario and is the largest of all thirteen across Canada. The OHF is comprised of seven Member Partners and has a membership base that represents over forty percent of Hockey Canada.

 

About PRIVIT®, Inc.:

PRIVIT®, Inc. was established in London, ON 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®, Inc. fosters lasting relationships with physicians, athletic trainers, sports medicine organizations, and international sports teams. To learn more about PRIVIT®, Inc. and its Products, visit www.privit.com.