Synaptek awarded $216,000 NSF grant to conduct R&D work on novel technology that will improve concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation strategies.
Documentation shouldn't be limited by your tools
Concussion documentation is hampered by time and software limitations. It is time to change that.
Documentation in healthcare is critical. It not only provides both the patient and healthcare provider with accurate information needed to make informed decisions, but helps ensure protection against mishandled care.
Concussion requires a lot of documentation. "When given specific examples of injuries, illnesses, and interventions they [athletic trainers] would document, participants most often selected concussion (88.8%, n 935/1053)..." (Eberman et al. J Athl Train. 2019 Jul; 54(7): 822–830).
Surprisingly, we often hear that the testing, notation, and communication of clinical information with concussions is done via hand-written, memory-based, or other inefficient methods of documentation.
This is because athletic trainers are overburdened and don't have the tools they need.
"The most frequently cited barriers to medical documentation were time (76.5%, n = 806/1053), managing too many patients (51.9%, n = 547/1053), technological concerns (17.2%, n = 181/1053), and software limitations (17.2%, n = 181/1053)." (Eberman et al. J Athl Train. 2019 Jul; 54(7): 822–830)
We hear time and time again from athletic trainers that to help them with documentation that we need to "Just streamline it; make it simpler. Having access to do it on your phone. We need to make sure it's secure, but we need to have access to it and make it easy for us to get to it and to fill out." (Nottingham et al. J Athl Train 2020 Aug 1;55(8):780-788)
That is what we offer with Synaptek. An intuitive, mobile-first, and secure platform to make it easy and efficient to document concussion testing and care. It is proven to save up to 2 weeks of time per year in testing and documentation and help clinical decisions.
Concussion requires a lot of documentation for proper care. Don't let your lack of tools hold back your organization anymore.