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BCHL teams up with HeadCheck Health to implement league-wide concussion testing

Darpan News Desk, 15 Aug, 2017
  • BCHL teams up with HeadCheck Health to implement league-wide concussion testing
HeadCheck Health Inc. (HeadCheck), a Canadian company that has created a reliable objective sideline concussion testing and management software for sports teams, announced that they have signed a service agreement with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) covering all 17 BCHL teams throughout the league.
 
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.
 
“We continue to make forward progress by selectively partnering with organizations that want to continue to do more for their athletes,” said Harrison Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of HeadCheck Health. “HeadCheck will allow BCHL teams to assess concussions more easily, enabling them to make data-driven decisions that will benefit every player in the league.”
 
“Player safety is of utmost importance to the BCHL,” said John Grisdale, BCHL Commissioner. “Our athletic therapists will now have instant access to a reliable concussion assessment tool during practices and games in order to make appropriate sideline medical decisions. The HeadCheck app will also assist the league with monitoring and tracking league-wide concussion protocol compliance.” 
 
During the season, all teams will use HeadCheck to perform baseline, post-injury and return-to-play concussion tests. Qualified medical professionals involved in clearance of concussed players will also be able to access test results through HeadCheck’s system to allow for more informed decisions across the board. In addition to supplying BCHL with the HeadCheck technology, the company will also provide training, advanced analytics and reporting to help the league continue to improve their concussion management policies and procedures. 

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