New partnership brings ImPACT Applications’ state of the art, scientifically proven concussion assessment tools to 32 counties across Ireland.
UPMC, a leading healthcare provider, has partnered with sporting organisations in Ireland to provide nationwide ImPACT testing. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a computerised neurocognitive assessment tool used to evaluate the effects of a concussion.
The partnership with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ladies Gaelic Football Association, The Camogie Association, and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), allows UPMC to provide ImPACT baseline testing remotely to players across 32 counties in Ireland. The testing will be conducted by certified ImPACT specialists and will provide players with an objective measure of their brain health and cognitive functioning in a normal state. Then, if they suffer a head injury, post-injury tests will be taken to assess the degree of concussion.
The ImPACT testing will be available to athletes in Ireland through UPMC’s network of healthcare providers. Tests will be taken remotely and in UPMC clinics. UPMC will also provide educational materials to athletes and their families about the importance of concussion management and the risks associated with returning to play too soon.
UPMC is committed to providing the highest quality of care to athletes in Ireland and is proud to partner with sporting organizations to ensure that athletes have access to the best possible concussion management services.
About ImPACT Applications
ImPACT Applications Inc., a Riverside Insights® solution, is the maker of ImPACT®, ImPACT Pediatric®, and ImPACT Quick Test®, all FDA cleared, Class II medical devices that assist in the screening, assessment, and management of concussion as well as Cognitive Impairment Screener™ (CIS) that helps identify individuals who need further assessment for neurocognitive deficits and mental illnesses. ImPACT Applications also offers FDA cleared ImPACT Baseline Test to home-based users. ImPACT Applications products are used by most major medical centres, professional sports leagues and teams, colleges, high schools, and select military units. Since 2002, ImPACT Applications has administered more than 20 million tests to over 13 million test takers. Learn more at https://impacttest.com/.
About UPMC Ireland
UPMC Ireland is a leading provider of health care services in Ireland. It is a subsidiary of UPMC, a global health enterprise based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UPMC Ireland provides a range of services including primary care, acute care, mental health and specialist services. It operates a network of hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities throughout the country. UPMC Ireland also provides a range of educational and research programs, as well as a range of community outreach initiatives. UPMC Ireland is committed to providing quality healthcare services to the people of Ireland and to improving the health and wellbeing of the Irish population. It is also the official health care partner of the GAA and GPA.