Rugby Quebec optimizes concussion care for provincial athletes with HeadCheck Health

QUEBEC – Rugby Quebec is proud to announce a new partnership with HeadCheck Health Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) to implement innovative mobile and web-based concussion management software for provincial representative teams.

HeadCheck provides Rugby Quebec with software and services to enhance the management of their concussion policy. A mobile app provides recognized healthcare professionals with real-time access to an athlete’s concussion profile and enables them to document suspected concussions, perform the testing required by the policy and make more informed care decisions. A web dashboard provides an overview of policy activity, more thorough athlete management, and the monitoring of policy adherence. In addition to the software, the company works with Rugby Quebec’s Medical Coordinator to review reporting and utilize data analytics to continuously advance the organization’s policies and procedures.

"HeadCheck was initially tested as part of our medical pilot project and it exceeded our expectations,” explained Maxime Charron, Sport Physiotherapist and Rugby Québec’s Medical Coordinator. “HeadCheck facilitates concussion management allowing us to more efficiently provide optimal care to our athletes. The ability of our athletes to practice their sport in a safe environment is paramount to Rugby Quebec and we are excited to implement HeadCheck with all our provincial teams."

“We are excited to have Rugby Quebec implement HeadCheck for all their provincial teams after a successful pilot project,” said Harrison Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of HeadCheck Health. “Having our software in place for an entire organization is what works best for ensuring policy compliance and creating a safer environment for players.”

The company will also provide Rugby Quebec with full training, onboarding, and data management support. This includes setting up the software to the exact specifications of Rugby Quebec’s concussion policy and the varying medical and non-medical roles of the staff utilizing HeadCheck. All data is securely stored and meets the latest health privacy standards.

 

ABOUT HEADCHECK HEALTH, INC.
HeadCheck enhances the way sports organizations implement and manage their concussion policy through innovative testing, documentation and reporting software. 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 monitoring of concussion policy adherence. HeadCheck supports medical and non-medical roles to meet the qualifications of individuals using the software. 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 RUGBY QUEBEC
Fédération de Rugby du Québec (Rugby Québec) is a non-profit organization. It gathers regional associations and rugby clubs from all over the province. The Federation works with the ministère de l’Éducation, World Rugby, and Rugby Canada. The Federation is present in most regions and is involved with players of all ages categories. Rugby Québec focuses on the initiation, recreation, competition, and performance. For more information on Rugby Quebec please visit http://www.rugbyquebec.com/

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Rugby Ontario teams up with HeadCheck Health to improve concussion care for provincial athletes

TORONTO – Rugby Ontario is proud to announce a new partnership with HeadCheck Health Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) to implement innovative concussion testing software for Rugby Ontario’s Sevens and XVs Representative Teams.

HeadCheck provides sports organizations with concussion testing software to enhance the implementation and management of their concussion policy. A 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. In addition to the software, the company provides custom reporting to help organizations continuously improve their policies and procedures.

"The safety and maintenance of our athletes is our number one concern,” explained Paul Connelly, High Performance Manager of Rugby Ontario. “To be able to have our trained SportSide Athletic Therapists assess our athletes immediately, while having access to the most updated personal data is an invaluable tool."

“We are pleased to partner with a great organization in Rugby Ontario to implement our technology and help raise the standard of concussion care for all athletes,” said Harrison Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of HeadCheck Health.

The partnership will equip Rugby Ontario team therapists with HeadCheck on their mobile devices to perform concussion testing on all athletes participating in provincial activities. In addition to supplying Rugby Ontario with the HeadCheck technology, the company will also provide full training, onboarding, and data management support to the organization. The implementation of HeadCheck will allow Rugby Ontario officials to easily monitor the effectiveness of their concussion policy.

About HeadCheck Health, Inc.
HeadCheck provides sports teams, leagues and organizations with a comprehensive concussion testing and management solution. This includes mobile technology to run concussion assessments, an enhanced web management dashboard, and custom reporting. The platform includes today’s gold standard concussion tests and is flexible enough to incorporate the tests specified by any organization’s concussion policy. 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 https://www.headcheckhealth.com/

About Rugby Ontario
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to lead the sport of rugby in Ontario into a new era of growth through increased participation, community involvement, sound administration and successful player development. Our vision is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play. Rugby Ontario is a proud member of Rugby Canada and is extremely proud to be part of the pathway to representing Canada on the international stage. For more information on Rugby Ontario please visit http://www.rugbyontario.com/


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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Kari Kylo
604.889.8057
kari@somaworks.com


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