BC Rugby partners with HeadCheck Health to advance current concussion testing procedures with a digital platform

VANCOUVER – BC Rugby is proud to announce a new partnership with HeadCheck Health Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) to implement an innovative digital concussion testing platform for BC Rugby’s Sevens and XVs Representative Teams.

HeadCheck is a concussion testing platform that enhances the way any sports organization manages their concussion policy. The platform’s mobile testing app includes the policy’s concussion tests and leads to faster and more data-driven assessments. An enhanced web dashboard allows for easier and more thorough management of the concussion data collected. The company provides custom reporting to help organizations continuously improve their concussion management policies and procedures

“Player Welfare is BC Rugby’s number one priority and after an initial trial with our sevens programs earlier this year, BC Rugby is extremely excited to partner with HeadCheck Health,” said Dean Murten, Senior Manager, Growth & Development for BC Rugby.

Chair of BC Rugby’s Player Welfare Committee, Monique Charbonneau stated; “BC Rugby aims to lead in continuous advancements to our concussion injury management policies and procedures. Baseline and post-concussion testing is a critical component within our concussion management process. Implementing HeadCheck improves the efficiency of testing for BC Rugby’s Team therapists and gives them the convenience to perform testing on their phones or tablets.”

“Our partnership with BC Rugby will help provincial athletes receive an elevated standard of concussion care,” said Harrison Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of HeadCheck Health. “We are excited to offer our support to all levels of rugby.”

In addition to supplying BC Rugby with the HeadCheck technology, the company will also provide full training, onboarding, and data management support to the organization.

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Rugby Players to Receive Improved Concussion Care from HeadCheck Health and Rugby Safety Network Partnership

HeadCheck Health and Rugby Safety Network align to provide concussion testing and education to every level of rugby

HeadCheck Health (“HeadCheck”) and Rugby Safety Network (“RSN”) today announced a new
partnership to improve player health and welfare in the game of rugby by making standardized
concussion testing and education available to players at all levels of the sport.

“Combining knowledge of the game with technology is the next step in player welfare,” said Jamie
Cudmore, Co-Founder of RSN. “Having the records available is one side of the equation and we will fill
in the other side with the education, training and support a player's needs based on the injuries and
records that HeadCheck shows.”

RSN was founded by Jamie & Jennifer Cudmore following Jamie’s personal experiences with
successive on-field concussions and the consequential symptoms he suffered. RSN was formed with
the dual aims of providing support to players and their families during and after their rugby careers
and to further educate players, parents, coaches and all involved within the rugby community about
head injuries and concussion.

“We're very excited to be partnering with the Rugby Safety Network, reflecting our mutual passion for
improving concussion care in rugby,” said Harrison Brown, Co-Founder, and CEO of HeadCheck. “We
look forward to working closely with RSN to improve and standardize the level of concussion education,
awareness, testing, and support across the sport. Every rugby player deserves quality concussion care,
regardless of their age or level of play."

Based in Canada, HeadCheck developed a system for standardized concussion testing across all
sports. With the correct implementation of HeadCheck by a team or organization the overall aim is
to have a reduction in concussion mismanagement benefitting both the athlete and the organization.
The system includes a mobile app for sideline testing, a web-based admin panel and customized
reporting.

The partnership between RSN and HeadCheck will present a team with a holistic approach to player
welfare by promoting a combination of testing, generated reports and statistics together with the
educational information, training and supports a player requires both to mitigate the risks of
sustaining a concussion and to deal with any injuries suffered. The combination of educational, training
and support materials provided by RSN with the testing technology, player management, and data
analysis of HeadCheck will provide the sport of rugby with a safer field of play into the future.

Our mutual aim is to get firmly ahead of the game when it comes to head injuries and to continually
drive forward player welfare at all times through the use of all available resources, be they
technological, educations or otherwise.

Contact
HeadCheck Health
www.headcheckhealth.com 
info@headcheckhealth.com 
604-737-0053

Rugby Safety Network
www.rugbysafetynetwork.org
iseultcody@rugbysafetynetwork.org


BCHL Teams Up With HeadCheck Health To Implement Standardized Concussion Testing

HeadCheck Health Inc. (HeadCheck), a Canadian company that has created a reliable objective sideline concussion testing and management software for sports teams, today 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.

“It is great to see BCHL act as a leader in player safety by making concussion awareness, education and assessment part of their league protocol,” said Kyle Wellwood, retired National Hockey League Player and HeadCheck Health stakeholder. “HeadCheck’s software allows users to perform concussion tests that are backed by evidence-based science. It’s the most comprehensive easy-to-use concussion assessment tool available and will be an invaluable asset for the BCHL, their franchises, and all players in the league.”

About HeadCheck Health
HeadCheck provides sports team, leagues and organizations with a complete concussion solution. The company provides its customers mobile technology to run baseline, post-injury and return-to-play concussion assessments at the sideline of sporting events. Backed by evidence-based science, the technology tracks overall concussion health of athletes and provides instant comparison to past test performance. The system enables sports teams to use gold standard concussion tests, but is quicker to use than traditional paper assessments and can be run from any location within minutes. HeadCheck measures a number of key identifiers of a concussion – including symptoms, balance, motor coordination, vision and neurocognitive function. This allows medical professionals such as athletic trainers and doctors to make informed data-driven sideline decisions, limiting the mismanagement of athletes who are unfit to return to play. All data is time-stamped and securely stored for convenient 24/7 access. The data can follow the athlete to all future sports, providing a picture of risk management through historical data and trend analytics.


HeadCheck Health named a Digital Health Emerging Rocket

March 3, 2017 - HeadCheck Health is proud to be among the companies selected for the 2017 Emerging Rocket Digital Health List. The 15th annual "Ready To Rocket" lists profile top private British Columbia companies positioned to capitalize on growth in their technology sector. The lists are compiled after many months of careful sector and company analysis.

 

“We identify companies that have both innovative technology and are uniquely positioned to provide a compelling solution. Our analysis of the market and the company progress led to our selection of HeadCheck Health as an Emerging Rocket Digital Health company.” said Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner, Rocket Builders.

 

HeadCheck Health Inc. is a Canadian company that has created a reliable and objective sideline concussion testing and management application for sports teams. HeadCheck is backed by evidence-based science and uses gold-standard tests that assess concussion indicators such as symptoms, balance and cognitive function. It is the most comprehensive, and easiest to use concussion assessment tool available. Contact us for more information.

 

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Ready to Rocket is a unique business recognition list that profiles technology companies with the greatest potential for growth. Each year, based on analysis of trends, Rocket Builders identifies the top private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on these trends to achieve growth. This selection methodology has been an accurate predictor of investment and business success with past "Ready to Rocket" companies.
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About HeadCheck Health
The HeadCheck app runs pre-season and post-injury concussion assessments at the sideline of sporting events. Backed by evidence-based science, the app tracks athletes' overall concussion health, and provides instant comparisons to past test performances. The mobile app is based off of the gold standard Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (SCAT3), but is quicker to use than traditional paper assessments as it is digital and can be run from any location within minutes. HeadCheck measures a number of key identifiers of a concussion–including symptoms, balance and neurocognitive function. This allows medical professionals such as athletic trainers and doctors to make informed sideline decisions, reducing the mismanagement of athletes who are unfit to return to play. All data is time-stamped and securely stored for convenient 24/7 access. The data can follow the athlete to all future sports, providing a picture of risk management through historical data and trend analytics. HeadCheck Health App Demonstration. HeadCheck is the most comprehensive, easy to use concussion assessment tool at the most affordable price.

www.headcheckhealth.com