I bet you'll have the same dark reaction I did: "Good, now they'll be able to keep better track of their concussion treatments."
This just in from the Westborough-based firm eClinicalWorks, a major player in electronic health records:
NFL Adopting Electronic Health Records for Care Coordination
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—November 19, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that the National Football League (NFL) is moving from paper medical records to electronic and will utilize the company’s comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for this endeavor.
“The NFL and its healthcare professionals pride themselves in maintaining a leadership role in sports medicine developments,” said Dr. Tony Yates, president of the NFL Physicians Society and member of the EMR Committee for the National Football League. “We are always looking for innovative ways to enhance healthcare within the organization. Electronic health records are the next logical step and we look forward to partnering with eClinicalWorks on this initiative.”
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