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New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

January 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives from the Children’s National Health System and MedStar Sports Medicine recently announced new screening and data collection technology will be used in the District of Columbia to aid in the treatment and prevention of concussion in youth sports.

Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, division chief of Neuropsychology and director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery and Education Program at Children’s National Health System, and Michael R. Yochelson, MD, of MedStar Sports Medicine, announced a new partnership with InjureFree. The company’s concussion data collection and return-to-play technology will be rolled out through the District of Columbia’s youth sports organizations and school districts within the year.

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