League and partner clinics to implement concussion management software to facilitate a safer environment for players
Prince Albert, SK – October 23, 2018 – The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (‘SJHL’) and CBI Health Group are continuing a commitment to advance player safety standards by taking part in the CJHL Concussion Program supported by The Co-operators. The new national program provides the league and partner clinics with innovative concussion management software from HeadCheck Health, Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) for use with their concussion protocol.
The SJHL’s concussion protocol establishes mandatory guidelines for the recognition, assessment, and management of concussion. HeadCheck’s mobile and web-based software provides SJHL teams and CBI Health Group partner clinics with more advanced tools to follow that protocol. The net result will be a safer environment for all players.
Bill Chow, SJHL Commissioner, said, “As a league, we have always taken a very proactive approach to concussion safety and management. HeadCheck provides another resource for our league to improve player safety and strengthen our relationship with CBI Health Group.”
“HeadCheck’s software provides our clinical team with more comprehensive patient data to inform the best care plan and a safe return to play,” said Ryon Haggard, Clinic Manager for CBI North Battleford. We are pleased to be working in collaboration with HeadCheck as part of this important partnership.”
Harrison Brown, Co-Founder, and CEO of HeadCheck Health, said, “We are excited to be able to work with the SJHL to bolster their concussion management program and build upon the great work being done through their relationship with CBI Health Group.”
Team trainers can use HeadCheck’s mobile app to document suspected concussions, perform concussion assessments and transfer the information collected to medical professionals and CBI Health Group partner clinics. The national program allows a player’s concussion history to transfer with them from team-to-team or league-to-league for more informed care.
“We recognize that junior hockey players can be vulnerable to concussions because they’re playing a contact sport. We want to support them as they pursue their hockey careers by providing an extra safety net with this concussion program,” said Kevin Daniel, Executive Vice President at Co-operators Life Insurance Company.
All data collected through the HeadCheck system will be stored according to Canadian health privacy standards and will only be accessed by authorized individuals.
ABOUT THE SJHL
The SJHL mandate is to provide Saskatchewan Junior Hockey players with the opportunity to compete at an elite level while striving to achieve their educational and career goals. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has a long-standing tradition of excellence on and off the ice. As one of several Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada, the SJHL has developed players that have moved on to professional and education opportunities. https://www.sjhl.ca/
ABOUT CBI HEALTH GROUP
CBI Health Group is Canada’s largest integrated community healthcare network. With over 250 facilities and 112 transitional and residential homes, our services are provided by a dedicated team of more than 13,000 employees that include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, caregivers, dietitians, social workers and behaviour therapists.
The CBI group of companies includes CBI Health Centres, CBI Home Health, We Care Home Health Services, Monarch House, CBI Workplace Solutions, and CBI Assessment Services.
ABOUT HEADCHECK HEALTH, INC.
HeadCheck provides concussion management software that is customized to the requirements of any concussion policy. A mobile app can be used to document suspected concussions, run concussion assessments and track an athlete’s concussion history. An enhanced web dashboard provides an overview of testing activity, more thorough athlete management, and the monitoring of concussion policy adherence. The system provides medical and non-medical roles to support the varying medical qualifications of individuals working with teams. All data is securely stored and meets the latest health privacy standards. Over 400 organizations across North America use HeadCheck as their primary tool for concussion management, including the CJHL, BC Hockey, UBC, Edmonton Oil Kings, BC Rugby, Eastern Washington University, Rugby Ontario, St. George’s School, and Okotoks Minor Hockey. For more information visit https://www.headcheckhealth.com
ABOUT THE CO-OPERATORS
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $41 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit https://www.cooperators.ca