Football ManitobaFootball Canada is taking a leadership role in making health and safety a priority for their athletes. The organization has selected PRIVIT to manage the health information of its national teams. The move streamlines the collection of protected health information (PHI) using PRIVIT’s online system.

The system allows players to store their health information securely by creating a PRIVIT profile. Players can share their profile with selected individuals such as athletic therapists, medical professionals, general managers and coaches. It can also be used as a documentation tool to help share and update health related information between selected individuals.

“The health and safety of our athletes is a top priority and PRIVIT helps improve the management of personal health information,” said Aaron Geisler, manager of development, Football Canada. “PRIVIT helps make sure that our high-performance athletes’ personal health information is secure while collected, managed and shared in a more efficient way.”

PRIVIT solutions ensure universal consistency for managing athlete health related information, help drive compliance for managing personal health information, and help reduce risks of liability caused by a process not being properly executed. Many Football Canada athletes aspire to continue playing at the highest level; the athlete’s Privit Profile® can be managed and maintained throughout their athletic career as they go on to play for various colleges and universities. Privit Profile® provides easy to use tools for managing athlete health profiles, 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 status.

“PRIVIT’s flexible approach to delivering a secure and privacy compliant platform, helps non-health related organizations outsource the complexities of managing health related information and processes,” said Gregory Miller, President at PRIVIT. “Using our patented technology, we will help Football Canada simplify their entire process for everyone involved while also introducing PHI compliance across their organization.”

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Football Canada a pris une initiative en plaçant la santé et la sécurité de ses athlètes en priorité et annonce avoir retenu les services de PRIVIT pour gérer les renseignements médicaux des membres de ses équipes nationales. Cette décision permettra de rationaliser la collecte de renseignements personnels sur la santé grâce au système en ligne de PRIVIT.

Ce système permet aux joueurs de conserver leurs renseignements de santé de façon sécurisée en créant un profil PRIVIT. Les joueurs peuvent partager leur profil avec des personnes désignées comme le thérapeute sportif, les professionnels de la santé, les directeurs généraux et les joueurs. Le système peut aussi être utilisé comme outil de documentation pour aider à partager et mettre à jour des renseignements liés à la santé entre des personnes choisies.

« La santé et la sécurité de nos athlètes sont une grande priorité et PRIVIT contribue à améliorer la gestion des renseignements personnels sur la santé », indique Aaron Geisler, gestionnaire du développement à Football Canada. « PRIVIT nous permet de nous assurer que les renseignements de santé de nos athlètes de haute performance sont sécurisés dans les étapes de collecte, de gestion et de partage, et ce de façon plus efficace. »

Les solutions de PRIVIT garantissent une cohérence universelle dans la gestion des renseignements de santé de l’athlète, contribuent à favoriser le respect de la conformité dans la gestion des renseignements personnels sur la santé ainsi qu’à réduire les risques de responsabilité découlant d’un processus mal exécuté. Plusieurs athlètes de Football Canada aspirant à continuer de jouer au niveau le plus élevé; le profil Privit Profile® de l’athlète peut être géré et maintenu durant tout son parcours sportif, notamment dans les rangs collégiaux et universitaires. Le profil Privit Profile® offre un outil facile à utiliser pour la gestion des profils de santé de l’athlète, et aide les thérapeutes sportifs et les entraîneurs à voir facilement le statut d’autorisation d’un athlète. Il offre aussi aux thérapeutes sportifs et aux médecins la capacité de documenter de brèves notes sur le statut de l’athlète.

« L’approche flexible de PRIVIT dans la livraison d’une plateforme sécurisée et confidentielle aide les organismes hors du secteur de la santé à sous-traiter les complexités dans la gestion des renseignements et processus de santé », affirme Gregory Miller, président de PRIVIT. « Grâce à notre technologie brevetée, nous aiderons Football Canada à simplifier tous les processus pour tous ceux impliqués tout en introduisant la conformité aux renseignements personnels sur la santé à l’échelle de l’organisation. »

 

About Football Canada / À propos de Football Canada:
Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally.

Fondé en 1884, Football Canada est l’organisme national de régie du football amateur au Canada et un fier membre de la Fédération internationale de football américain (IFAF). Travaillant de près avec les associations provinciales de football, nous élaborons des programmes et des ressources pour les joueurs, les entraîneurs, les officiels dans les trois disciplines du football avec contacts, de flag-football et de touch-football. Football Canada fait la promotion du sport du football « du terrain de jeu au stade » où les joueurs peuvent prendre part à un match tout au long de leur vie de façon récréative, en compétition et sur la scène internationale.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has announced an agreement with PRIVIT to streamline the process for the management and collection of physical health history and consent forms required for participation in high school sports. The MHSAA has designated PRIVIT’s solution, called Privit Profile, as the electronic alternative to paper forms beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

Migrating the paper process to Privit Profile will help high schools better facilitate the process of collecting personal health history information from athletes, and it will save time and costs associated with managing the paper process.

Privit Profile includes the MHSAA’s health history questionnaire and is built on PRIVIT’s patented, secure, and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant technology. The additional MHSAA forms are also included in the implementation, and provides MHSAA member schools the flexibility to further tailor Privit Profile to their process. Taking the paper-based process and transitioning it online will provide athletic trainers and coaches more time to focus on Michigan’s student-athletes.

Within Privit Profile, parents of student-athletes easily complete the medical history questionnaire, and take printed copies to the student-athlete’s physical exam. In subsequent years, parents only will have to update the information in Privit Profile, as opposed to completing all of the paper-based forms again.

“It has become necessary for increased detail in the requirements to participate in school sports,” said MHSAA Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts. “We desire more comprehensive health histories for students and more education of parents and students regarding the risks of participation, as well as the intangible rewards of competing in educational athletics. Streamlining for collection and storage of documents is a priority.”

Gathering more detailed Health Histories – including an upgrade of the previous pre-participation physical form – were the first focus of the ongoing MHSAA 4 H’s of Health and Safety effort taken up before the start of the 2009-10 school year (the other three H’s stand for Heads, Heat and Hearts).

The MHSAA will begin rolling out Privit Profile throughout local high school athletic departments beginning this month. Use of Privit Profile by schools is voluntary.

“As the importance of pre-screening athletes continues to sweep the nation, more and more state high school athletic associations are adopting Privit Profile to better manage student-athlete health information,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT. “We are excited to be partnering with MHSAA and to be able to provide Privit Profile to schools and participants in Michigan for the 2016-17 school year. We’re looking forward to forward to helping MHSAA member high schools and improving a manual process for years to come.”

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About MHSAA:

The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,400 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract more than 1.4 million spectators each year.

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®.

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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.

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.