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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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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.

Never miss an important message from your organization again

The new message functionality allows you to send standard and secure messages to parents and athletes.

Standard and Secure Message

Standard messages displays the subject line in the mobile notification alerts and doesn’t require you to log into Privit Profile to review the message.
Secure messages do not display any content from the message being sent and requires you to log into your Privit Profile account to view the message.

Message Center

Message Center this new area will allow you and your users to view standard and secure messages sent using PRIVIT.

Leverage your mobile device’s notification center and receive alerts about messages you receive from your organization.
For a How to Guide on sending notifications, click here.

Physical Expiration Date Notification

Physical Expiration Notification

Easily remind your returning participants the physical they have on file is about to expire by sending an automatic notification to your participants and/or parents. The notification is based on the physical expiration date entered by administrators, from the Manage Teams page. You have the ability to configure how far in advance you want to remind your participants and/or parents and choose whether to use the default message or a customized message. Contact PRIVIT Support to have this feature turned on.

Use Barcodes to Quickly Access Information

PRIVIT Sideline App Enhancements

Barcode Functionality

You can elect to have the barcode functionality turned on. This paid feature allows you to generate a unique barcode for each athlete. Only authorized users are able to scan these secure barcodes to complete another action. The actions available once a barcode is scanned are view an athlete’s emergency information, record a new incident, or check an athlete into an event. These barcodes can be leveraged in multiple ways providing authorized users another quick access point to athlete information. To learn more about this functionality, contact info@privit.com or call 855.977.4848 and speak with a PRIVIT sales representative.

Easily remove an athlete from a team by swiping left and touching delete.
The PRIVIT Sideline App is available for iOS and Android devices.

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During practices and competitions it is absolutely imperative coaches and athletic trainers have all the essential tools to properly assess injuries. SORRY, emergency kits and an AED on hand are only partial solutions.

For example, how do they respond to a hockey player who has just suffered a deep gash to his neck and is losing a lot of blood? Are they going to access the players protected health information (PHI) and emergency contacts from a paper form that is stored with other player forms while being escorted across the ice to the injured player?

Instead of desperately searching through paper files, the PRIVIT Sideline App is constantly available via handheld devices to provide PHI data and emergency contact information for individual players and entire teams.

The only solution for immediate access to PHI data and contacts is the PRIVIT Sideline App.

The PRIVIT Sideline App works in conjunction with your organization’s current Privit Profile account and dramatically improves communications between coaches, athletic trainers, parents, and athletes.

Coaches expect their athletes to respond quickly and correctly in game situations. The PRIVIT Sideline App now permits coaches and athletic trainers to respond quickly and correctly when players are injured.

Contact PRIVIT, Inc. at info@privit.com or 855.977.4848.

July 2017 Release Notes

Athlete Profile

In this release we have made enhancements to how you access athlete information when viewing athletes individually or by teams. The navigation enhancement does not impact functionality, but reduces confusion when clicking into an athlete’s information.

The navigation improvement consists of merging the Teams, History, Reports, and Documents icons into one new icon, called Athlete Profile. The Athlete Profile page allows you to review and manage all the information for one athlete, from one page. The functionality still remains based on your user role as set by the administrator for your organization’s PRIVIT Account.

To get to an athlete’s Athlete Profile page, go to Manage Teams and either search for an individual athlete or click on members within a team and then click on the Athlete Profile icon or ellipse to get to the Athlete Profile icon for the athlete whose information you want to view.

Previous Navigation Athlete Profile Navigation
Athlete Profile Navigation

 

Broken out by role, the following lists what can be found/accomplished in the Athlete Profile:

Administrator

As an Administrator for the school/organization, this staff member will have the ability to do the following from the Athlete Profile page:

  • If applicable, view all athletes’ emergency contact information
  • Remove an athlete from a team or move an athlete to a different team
  • Upload documents for an athlete
  • If applicable, edit Physical Date and Physical Exp. Date for athletes
  • If applicable, view athletes’ Clearance Statuses

Coach

When the Coach role is assigned to a staff member, they will only be able to see information relevant to their team. For any team where a user is assigned the Coach role, they will be able to do the following from the Athlete Profile page:

  • Ability to upload documents on behalf of an athlete
  • View the Clearance Status of an athlete and if applicable, history notes associated with this status
  • If applicable, view the Physical Date and Physical Exp. Date for team members
  • Ability to see the emergency information for athlete
  • Ability to remove an athlete from the team

Medic

When the Medic role is assigned to a staff member, they will only be able to see information relevant to their team. Often times this role is assigned to team physicians and athletic trainers. For any team where a user is assigned the Medic role, they will be able to do the following from the Athlete Profile page:

  • If applicable, view the extensive Medical History for an athlete
  • Upload documents for athletes
  • If applicable, change/update the clearance statuses and review the history notes associated with this status
  • If applicable, edit the Physical Date and Physical Exp. Date
  • If applicable, download any documents
  • View any additional teams an athlete is associated with for that organization
  • If applicable, view any documented incidents

Coordinator

When the Coordinator role is assigned to a staff member, they will be able to view all the teams. As a Coordinator, the staff member will be able to do the following from the Athlete Profile page:

  • Upload documents for athletes
  • If applicable, change/update the clearance statuses and review the history notes associated with this status
  • Remove an athlete from a team and move an athlete to a different team
  • If applicable, edit the Physical Date and Physical Exp. Date for team members

Additional Staff Role

When the Additional Staff role is assigned to a user, this role will only be able to view selected documents for specific teams defined by the PRIVIT Admins.

  • Can only see specified documents for teams they have been assigned to

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.

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.

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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ACSM PREP ProfileBuilt on a shared vision, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and PRIVIT today announced a strategic alliance focused on implementing best practices that improve athlete health and safety. Leveraging the strengths of both ACSM and PRIVIT, the partnership’s first offering is the ACSM PREP Profile. Powered by Privit, PREP Profile is an online preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) tool that will vastly improve efforts to protect the health and safety of all athletes.

To meet the growing demand for preparticipation health records and emergency information, PREP Profile focuses on four key areas of athlete safety:

PROTECT. ACSM’s PREP Profile automates the collection and management of health history information, which helps to mitigate an individual’s risk on and off the field.

RESPOND. ACSM’s PREP Profile allows authorized personnel to react quickly by providing immediate access to health information in case of a game emergency.

EVALUATE. ACSM’s PREP Profile helps medical personnel better assess an individual’s health prior to participation for the most accurate evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

PERFORM. ACSM’s PREP Profile aggregates de-identified data providing information about athletes that can establish benchmarks and improve programs for optimal performance.

Using the PREP Profile, athletes, families, coaches, physicians and trainers can easily manage an individual’s health history, quickly and accurately uncover potential health issues, and have critical information available in the event of an emergency. PREP Profile also assists athletic trainers and coaches in critical situations on the field by providing emergency athlete health information that is accessible from their mobile devices.

“We are pleased to partner with PRIVIT, the leading provider of online PPE solutions, in raising awareness of the importance of pre-screening athletes prior to sport participation,” said Jim Whitehead, executive vice president and CEO of ACSM. ”When medical professionals are provided with a comprehensive health history in the PREP Profile, they are able to better evaluate the athlete and potentially uncover any condition that may result in catastrophic injury, or respond quickly and appropriately in emergency situations.”

ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world and has been actively promoting athlete safety for more than 60 years. PRIVIT provides the sports industry’s number one software solution for automating the PPE process, which is the driver behind PREP Profile. Both organizations are committed to providing stakeholders with the knowledge they need to make critical decisions- before, during and after athletic participation.

“The more organizations know about their athletes, the more the coaches, trainers and medical teams are able to better train treat, and help prevent or reduce injuries on the field,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT. “More and more sport organizations are requiring their athletes to submit health information, and all coaches are required to have emergency information on hand at all times. PREP Profile provides an efficient, convenient and secure way to meet this demand.”

Up to 90 percent of potential health issues can be identified when a comprehensive health history is provided to a physician during the sport physical. For years, organizations have been trying to develop a standard for the health information collected for the PPE process. With the level of information that needs to be collected across the various age groups, there has not been a consistent method for collecting this information.

Leveraging technology to implement best practices in the collection and management of health history information from athletes helps mitigate risks in the standard of care provided by athletic departments. Using technology, athletic departments are able to collect consistent athlete health information and increase compliance for managing the process.

Technology also provides athletic associations the ability to create benchmarks on their athletic programs to improve performance. Capturing de-identified data, athletic associations have the ability to evaluate reported injuries that are still unresolved and symptomatic to aid in the development of training and conditioning programs to help reduce injuries.

“The ability to collect and analyze de-identified data from the PPE may also allow us to advance the quality of the questions and potentially track outcomes across youth, high school and college sports careers,” said William Roberts, M.D., a medical advisor for Privit.

Powered by PRIVIT, PREP Profile provides a secure and online solution that is configurable for the collection and management of health related information required from athletes. One of the advantages to using technology to collect health information is it keeps everything in one location and is easily accessible by authorized personnel. This reduces the amount of time athletic departments spend shuffling paperwork and allows coaches and athletic trainers more time with athletes. In addition, having information available in a secured online platform allows users to easily enter information and complete the process using mobile digital devices they use every day.