Source: newsroom.gehealthcare.com | Re-Post Duerson Fund 3/29/2017 –
Football is a high-impact game known for lots of action on the field and big hits. Concussion is football injury that the sports, tech, and healthcare industries have been focusing on lately to try to better prevent. Yet our understanding of concussions and how the brain works is still limited, and doctors’ ability to quickly diagnose and treat concussions is imperfect.
That’s why GE Healthcare and the NFL teamed up in 2013 to create the Head Health Initiative, which promotes innovative thinking on how to protect against and diagnose concussions, also known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Houston Methodist – a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and the official health care provider for the Houston Texans – has also collaborated with GE to develop two programs to provide concussion education.
“We want to be known as leaders in education, specifically on how to play your sport and enjoy being active, but do it in a safe manner and minimize the risk of injury as much as possible,” says Brett Brosseau, System Director of Corporate Development at Houston Methodist.
Play Safe Program was launched in 2015 as a collaboration between Houston Methodist, GE, and the Houston Texans to provide educational sessions to help improve sports medicine education in the greater Houston region for athletes, parents, and health care professionals.