Special Olympics to Unveil Global Digital Health Information Management System at World Games

Special Olympics World Games 2015

CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Jul 24, 2015) – Special Olympics has contracted with Vecna Cares to create a global digital health system with a goal to improve health outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. The international non-profit will use VecnaCares’ CliniPAK, a turnkey health data capture platform with plug-and-play implementation and multi-site reporting capabilities for low resource health delivery scenarios. CliniPAK will support healthcare professionals in standardizing data collection for patient records during health examinations at Special Olympics Health events. Special Olympics will unveil the system at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, beginning July 25.

Use of the CliniPAK system will have an impact to individuals and populations worldwide. For individuals, this effort will enable healthcare providers to provide long term care by capturing and standardizing data collection during health examinations at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes event.

This effort will result inthe world’s largest health information system for people with intellectual disabilities. The system will help Special Olympics identify and address health disparities, guide referrals for follow-up care, and evaluate program impact.

About Special Olympics:

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world, empowering people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney joCompany and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel, Microsoft, P&G, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group.

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About Vecna Cares

Vecna Cares is dedicated to improving health outcomes and access to quality care around the world. Through a unique business model with Vecna Technologies Inc., VecnaCares provides public health initiatives with world-class IT solutions, best practices, training, and support for better patient care. For more information, please visit www.vecnacares.org.