The National Basketball Association (NBA) is going to use an integrated electronic platform from the Kansas City, Mo.-based health IT vendor Cerner, the company recently announced. The platform will aim to centralize the medical record for every athlete in the league and allow for the league’s trainers and doctors to integrate an athlete’s personal health information into one cloud-based location.
“Cerner’s [product] is an innovative approach to high-performance health care,” stated NBA Physician, Jace Provo, M.D. “Providing more standard healthcare with an automated and unified management system will benefit all of our players and teams.”
The platform, Cerner says, combines healthcare management, personal health records, and reporting capabilities that can manage the health of elite athletes. The company adds it can digitize current sports medicine processes for professional and amateur sports organization and is available on mobile devices, Cerner says.
This is the second notable sports organization in the past few months that have announced it will use a centralized EHR for a large group of athletes and teams. This past summer, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), for the first time, used EMRs for managing athlete care at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.