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NFL To Track Player Health With Electronic Medical Records

The goals are to give better medical treatment to players and an easier way to track health issues such as concussions and dementia.

WBUR: NFL, EClinicalWorks Team Up On Electronic Health Records
The NFL is teaming up with Westborough medical technology company eClinicalWorks to improve the way it monitors players' health and safety. The deal with eClinicalWorks will last 10 years and is worth as much as $10 million. The company will create an online database of players’ health records which will help with treatment. It will also help researchers studying long-term health issues such as concussions and dementia. "Relationships like ones we've done with the NFL should obviously help us further grow and add more to the jobs and growth in Westborough and across the country," said eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Kumar Navani (WBUR Newsroom, 11/19).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: NFL Records Go High-Tech
Given the increased interest in providing better care for players, including more emphasis on concussions, National Football League officials announced Monday a new way to track and treat injuries. The NFL said it is implementing an electronic health records system that will eventually be adopted by all 32 teams (Kulkarni, 11/19).

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