A HEAD OF ITS TIME
NEW HOCKEY PLAYER CONCUSSION PHONE APP
KARI KAYLO, BC HOCKEY—SUBMITTED PHOTO/IMAGE
C Hockey has partnered with HeadCheck Health, Inc. to establish standardization, and improve concussion care for all players across BC Hockey. With this partnership, both organizations share a mutual goal to provide innovative approaches to making the game safer at all levels of play in British Columbia and the Yukon.
The program implements an evidence-based standard for concussion testing and management province-wide which will proactively limit league and association liability for mismanagement of concussions. The goal is to increase awareness surrounding the importance of proper concussion testing and management across BC Hockey member leagues, associations, stakeholders, and communities.
“Player safety is of upmost importance to us,” said Barry Petrachenko, Chief Executive Officer of BC Hockey. “Our goal is to increase awareness surrounding the importance of proper concussion testing and management across our membership.”
HeadCheck is a concussion testing and management solution, which simplifies the way concussion protocols are implemented and executed by leveraging mobile, cloud and analytic technology. The solution is available on both Apple and Android devices and features a web-based reporting dashboard enabling administrators to monitor concussion protocol compliance.
HeadCheck will be providing concussion testing software and services to Junior A, Junior B, Major Midget, Minor Midget and Female Midget AAA teams as well as Minor Hockey Associations (MHA) in BC and the Yukon. The company’s mobile app allows concussion testing to be conducted at the time of the event with the information collected digitally stored in a secure electronic system where it can be accessed by authorized individuals. This process builds a usable concussion history for every athlete and improves the level of care they can receive.
“We are pleased to provide a technological solution that can meet the variety of concussion testing and management requirements of a large organization such as BC Hockey,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health, Inc. “Our partnership will continue to seek innovative approaches to making the game safer at all levels.”
HeadCheck’s software can accommodate the different concussion testing requirements at each level of play. The company provides technology training to safety officers or medical professionals as well as contracted certified athletic therapist support when needed. Enhanced clinical care is available through an agreement with Sport Concussion Management to help safely return concussed athletes back to school and play. Additionally, administrators will be provided with reporting and analysis on testing activity to monitor the effectiveness of their concussion policy.
About BC Hockey
BC Hockey is a not-for-profit organization and member branch of Hockey Canada in charge of governing amateur hockey at all levels in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Approximately 130 Minor Hockey Associations plus Junior and Senior teams, 60,000 players, 4,500 referees, 10,000 coaches, 20,000 official volunteers and countless others make our great game possible here in Pacific Canada. For more information on BC Hockey please visit bchockey.net
About HeadCheck Health, Inc.
HeadCheck provides sports team, leagues and organizations with a complete concussion testing and management software. This includes mobile technology to run baseline and post-injury concussion assessments, an enhanced web management dashboard, and custom reporting. The technology provides comparable data to help medical professionals make appropriate concussion management decisions. All data is securely stored for convenient 24/7 access and can follow the athlete to all future sports and teams. For more information on HeadCheck Health please visit headcheckhealth.com
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