Summary: A centralized network for the NFL players’electronic medical records is designed to maintain up-to-date image data and medical
information across all clubs.
August 27, 2013 – The National Football League (NFL) and INFINITT North America (INFINITT), a provider of image and information
management technologies for health care, have signed a 10-year agreement in
which INFINITT will provide on-demand access to players’ medical images.
NFL clubs use diagnostic imaging to assess players’ injuries and health
conditions. With the solution INFINITT Smart-NET, images can be
viewed by multiple people—radiologists, physicians, and specialists—simultaneously,
and from remote locations, enhancing communication and collaboration. Images
can also be viewed on mobile devices from the sidelines.
The company will deploy INFINITT Smart-NET, a web-based
archiving and communications system (PACS)
that maintains digital copies of images across a network of data centers. It
will enable viewing of both new and historical images from any stadium, team
facility or physician’s office as long as the user has proper credentials for
image access. The Smart-NET
PACS network will span > 100 sites across all 32 club entities,
including training camps, the NFL Scouting Combine, designated team facilities, and several of the top health care institutions across the country. The INFINITT
solution stores image data in HIPAA-compliant data centers.
Centralizing players’ electronic records and tightly
integrating the network with the NFL-selected electronic medical record (EMR) system is designed to maintain
up-to-date image data and players’ medical information across all clubs.
Coordination with the Scouting Combine system will enable uploading of a
player’s pre-NFL images to the PACS database for access upon drafting a player.
Rules-based automation aims to secure and simplify access to players’ images
when transitioning from one club to another.
For more information: www.infinittna.com, www.nfl.com, and www.appliedradiology.com