I’m sure we can all agree that NBA players probably receive excellent healthcare but until now who knows how it was all coordinated, as I’m sure there’s some paper out there and perhaps some already have some form of electronic medical records with private doctors they may see.
There are 30 teams in the NBA and when they switch teams they can take their records with them of course. We talk about this a lot with the PHR or personal health records that are available today. Team doctors will have access to monitor player’s health closer. As of now the mobile version of the health records platform is still being tested on Android and Apple devices and phones.
Prescriptions and imaging will also come into play with both being available for information and access. Below are a few of the highlights from the press release.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. and NEW YORK — Nov. 14, 2012 — Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) is working with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to improve health care for NBA players by providing an easy-to-use, automated health care management system.
HealtheAthlete™, a secure electronic platform, will enhance the standard of medical record keeping for all NBA athletes. For the first time, all 30 NBA teams will be connected in an integrated platform to manage the health of their athletes on and off the court.
The new platform will allow trainers and doctors to integrate care-related information, such as medications, notes, labs, specialist visits, X-rays, and MRIs, directly into the athlete’s medical record and associated athlete personal health record. Other benefits include:
- Optimized workflow – Provides each athlete with a lifelong record of care to manage their health.
- Enhanced communication – Ensures that medical personnel have seamless access to the best health information to enhance the care the athlete receives.
- Maximized results – Creates a reporting system that is organization-wide, real-time and standardized, allowing the NBA to implement measures to address medical trends in the league.
“Cerner’s HealtheAthlete is an innovative approach to high-performance health care,” said NBA Physician, Jace Provo, MD. “Providing more standard health care with an automated and unified management system will benefit all of our players and teams.”