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Electronic Medical Records

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

As I reflect on my career in Sports Medicine / Athletic Training, dating back to my college days studying Athletic Training in the seventies, there certainly has been a lot of evolutionary change in the area of management of health care data. I recall the early days when Appalachian’s Head Athletic Trainer Ron Kanoy filled out NAIRS forms weekly, and returned them to Penn State where the research was conducted. Those were the days of injury surveillance. Basically, these were data collection to look at the incidence of injury and researchers made scientific statements and recommendations relative to the prevention of injury and training and conditioning trends. (more…)