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October 17, 2013 09:03 ET

PrivIT and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) Work Together to Enhance the Safety of Youth Sports

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Dedicated to improving the health and safety of young athletes, PrivIT announced today its partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS). The NCYS is known for being a reputable resource for promoting healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities for over 60 million of its member organizations registered participants. PrivIT is passionate about its vision to improve safety in sports and organized activities with a focus on the importance of screening individual health histories before participating. The synergy between the NCYS and PrivIT will improve their outreach in the sports community. 

PrivIT offers organizations a patented, secure, easy to use, online system, called e-PPE (electronic pre-participation evaluation), to help athletes, parents, and medical professionals collect, protect, and share personal health information. Every athlete in the United States must pass a physical evaluation to play a school sport. The medical history is the most important part of the evaluation, which is supplemented by listening to the heart, checking blood pressure, and reviewing family medical history. e-PPE enables parents to enter their child's health history information in a HIPAA compliant environment that uses military grade encryption to ensure data security. Parents enjoy the ease of use and the flexibility of being able to update their children's health profiles on a regularly, thus eliminating the redundancy of filling out annual paper forms. In addition, e-PPE enables medical personnel to be more proactive in their pre-screening evaluation process by helping to identify and mitigate health risks specific to each player.

"e-PPE eliminates filling out pages and pages of medical forms by hand, over and over, with the same information for each athletic program. In addition, if families have more than one child involved in a sport, in e-PPE the family history and contact information is transferred over to the other child automatically! The PrivIT e-PPE product simplifies parents' lives in a confident, secure, and responsible way," said Sally Johnson, executive director of the NCYS.

"We are excited to be partnering with NCYS," said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PrivIT. "To be able to align our company with one of the nation's best resources for safety in youth sports, we aspire to continue to deliver valuable solutions to the help identify and mitigate risks associated with youth sports."

PrivIT maintains strong relationships throughout the sports community. PrivIT's medical advisors contributed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Consensus Statement on Periodic Health Evaluation of Elite Athletes (2009) and the PPE Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Monograph Fourth Edition (2010). As a result the e-PPE has a state-of-the-art approach that has been used during the Vancouver and Beijing Olympics by the Canadian athletes, and it is used by youth sports organizations, high schools, colleges, and universities across North America. Next year, PrivIT's medical advisors will be participating in the IOC World Conference Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport. In addition, PrivIT is a preferred provider of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

About PrivIT:

PrivIT was established in 2005, and provides cloud-based patented technology for the collection, distribution, and analysis of personal health information. Considered a world-class leader in electronic pre-participation evaluations, the PrivIT MiSuite of Products are compliant with international privacy laws, like HIPAA and FERPA, and offer clients a more secure and standard method for acquiring and sharing the personal health information required for participation in organized sports and activities. With offices in London, Ontario and Columbus, Ohio, PrivIT fosters lasting relationships with physicians, athletic trainers, sports medicine organizations, and international sports teams. To learn more about PrivIT and its MiSuite of Products, visit www.priv-it.com.

About National Council of Youth Sports:

The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) is well known for advocacy in promoting healthy lifestyles and safe environments for stronger neighborhoods and communities. Founded in 1979, the NCYS members comprise the Who's Who in the youth sports industry. Its membership represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving more than 60,000,000 boys and girls registered in organized youth sports programs. NCYS is a united voice for amateur youth sports, leading the industry in promoting and enhancing the value of participation through advocacy and education. The NCYS is the largest known organization in America reaching broad and deep into the grassroots of America's heartland with a passion to create a better, more wholesome society. To learn more about the NCYS, visit www.ncys.org.

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