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This month, discover a winning team that uses askamon :

The Olympique Lyonnais Football Club (OM), an example of doctor-physio collaboration.


Doctor Emmanuel Orhant, head of the club’s medical team.


As head of the club’s medical team, what were your objectives when implementing the software within the club?

Within the federation, it was mandatory, so when I arrived at the club in 2008, I wanted a medical software that would allow me to follow all the players.


Today, how do you use askamon on a daily basis?


I use askamon daily for the medical follow-up of all my players for their injuries and administration.


What improvements have you seen at OL since askamon’s implementation?

Since askamon, I would say the main improvements include the injury treatment and the reading and management of attached files. I systematically scan all medical images and insert them into askamon. It has hence become very useful, quick and easy to use instantly when I want to re-examine an MRI, X-rays, etc. It’s a lot simpler than looking for them amongst paper files.

Furthermore, I have witnessed important improvements in the statistical tools as well as the follow-up of work accidents. Although the software has evolved a great deal, its philosophy has been maintained: the latest version of askamon is very easy to grasp.

I have worked over ten years for various federations that used medical softwares that didn’t meet my expectations. When I came to Olympique Lyonnais, I found in askamon the solution I was looking for. Its use was the simplest I’d seen. I eventually met the askamon team which gave me the chance to discuss ideas and end up with a tool completely suited to my needs. The medical file management is very reassuring.


In your mind, what is askamon’s most important asset?

I feel that the askamon really listened to what I wanted. This open discussion led to improvements that I feel made askamon a part of me. Askamon evolved to my way of working and I adapted to the rest, making it a very practical tool indeed.


Which improvements would you deem worthy for askamon’s future ?

From a medical perspective, I believe askamon is complete. Improvements could be made for the physio’s use : a simpler  and more practical use for paramedics would be a great asset.

How do the players feel about having a digitized medical file?

The athletes see the digitization of their medical file as positive. From a practical point of view, askamon is fun which allows us to openly discuss their injuries with precision. Furthermore they are a young generation who are in tune with modern IT equipment so it’s not a problem for them.


What about the team’s governing and administrative bodies?

When I wanted to go digital, the management accepted even though it represented an expense. They were aware that a real digital medical follow-up would lighten the medical staff’s work load. I present each annual report with statistics and grids taken directly from askamon.


One last word?

I wish to carry on working with the team from IMSPro.


Johann Howse, the Pro 2 team physio, explains how he uses askamon daily
.

You work closely with the club doctors. How do you manage data entry into askamon? And what is your main objective for use for this tool?

I work a lot with Doctor Moyère with whom I have daily discussions. Direct verbal communication remains indispensable as we do before and after each training session and even during sometimes when necessary. Askamon allows us to work on a common centralized database.

Organisation wise, the doctors enter the medical data linked to the diagnosis and the physio team enters the paramedical data such as the different treatments and care prescribed for their respective pathologies, as well as preventative care for the players in medical training for example.

Following that strategy, I enter the paramedical data for daily treatments. Thanks to the software’s improvements, it has become easy to click on the available items in askamon in order to record all the medical acts performed on each player.

I use the Click & Store function which allows me to enter the information very quickly with the possibility of generating key statistics.

For me, the aim is to follow the evolution of care, but above and foremost to be able to share data with the doctor. Furthermore, if I’m away, my colleagues can log in and see the trace of the work done if I haven’t left any specific instruction for them (written or spoken).


What does askamon bring to your practice?

Upon my arrival in the club, there was no software to centralize all the information like askamon does.

Askamon has allowed me to collect and create a medical database. Furthermore, the customer support team sends us all the statistical analysis each year which is very useful for us. This allows us to evaluate the various injuries and try to find a link with each season’s respective events.

On a personnel note, I am very satisfied with the relationship with the customer support team, especially with Stefania Federico with whom I get to work with. As a matter a fact, following my request, we now have a gathering of data regarding the accountability of treatments undertaken. This allows me to quantify my work as preventative or remedial.

I can hence have an overview of my work load and underline objectively that in top level sport, most physio work is classified as preventive.
During the 2011/2012 season, looking at the figures, we saw that the number of preventive treatments was slightly higher than the remedial treatments, which means we reached our objective of reducing the number of injuries. Askamon allows us to bring it up in our meetings as proof.


In your mind, what is askamon’s most important asset?

The software has permitted a truly centralization of data. Before, we used to work on paper, but even though it takes a little longer on the computer, the feedback is a lot more accurate and reliable.
 
I believe that askamon’s main asset is its ease of access; whether at work or at home, we can carry on working without wasting any time, even during away games. This allows us to have a continuous work flow without interruptions even when we don’t have an internet connection.


As the club physio, which improvements do you expect for askamon?

An interesting feature would be to include “reathleticism” which is half way between classical physio work and fitness preparation. In some clubs, physios carry out the reathleticism programme, in others it’s the team trainer who does it. We work together as a trio and it would be interesting to include specific workout sessions to be classified as reathleticism.

This summer, discover the new updated askamon

From July 2012, IMSPro invites you to discover the new updated version of askamon. It offers an extra fast conversion to the offline mode, an even simpler and more visual management of the Mandatory Medical Follow-up, the autonomous personalization of your letters, the export of data directly into Word or Excel, and many more amazing features.


They have joined the askamon community

The following CREPS have chosen askamon for their medical management: Strasbourg, Châtenay-Malabry, Montpellier and Antibes. This represents 700 young athletes who will benefit from a continuous digitized medical and health follow-up.
2012 London Olympics

Equipped with their askamon digital medical files for London, we congratulate and give all you support to athletes from the rowing, canoeing, football and modern pentathlon teams qualified for the Olympic Games.
We wish them a return full of medal!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Montpellier Hérault Sports Club for their recent and historic victory in the French League 1 Championship.
We also congratulate the club of Bastia for winning the French League 2 Championship.


This month, discover a winning team that uses askamon :

The Olympique Lyonnais Football Club (OM), an example of doctor-physio collaboration.

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/4be592d2cb43293e85cc639d3/images/Orhant.jpgDoctor Emmanuel Orhant, head of the club’s medical team.

As head of the club’s medical team, what were your objectives when implementing the software within the club?

 

Within the federation, it was mandatory, so when I arrived at the club in 2008, I wanted a medical software that would allow me to follow all the players.

Today, how do you use askamon on a daily basis?

I use askamon daily for the medical follow-up of all my players for their injuries and administration.

What improvements have you seen at OL since askamon’s implementation?

Since askamon, I would say the main improvements include the injury treatment and the reading and management of attached files. I systematically scan all medical images and insert them into askamon. It has hence become very useful, quick and easy to use instantly when I want to re-examine an MRI, X-rays, etc. It’s a lot simpler than looking for them amongst paper files.

Furthermore, I have witnessed important improvements in the statistical tools as well as the follow-up of work accidents. Although the software has evolved a great deal, its philosophy has been maintained: the latest version of askamon is very easy to grasp.

I have worked over ten years for various federations that used medical softwares that didn’t meet my expectations. When I came to Olympique Lyonnais, I found in askamon the solution I was looking for. Its use was the simplest I’d seen. I eventually met the askamon team which gave me the chance to discuss ideas and end up with a tool completely suited to my needs. The medical file management is very reassuring.

In your mind, what is askamon’s most important asset?

I feel that the askamon really listened to what I wanted. This open discussion led to improvements that I feel made askamon a part of me. Askamon evolved to my way of working and I adapted to the rest, making it a very practical tool indeed.


Which improvements would you deem worthy for askamon’s future ?

From a medical perspective, I believe askamon is complete. Improvements could be made for the physio’s use : a simpler  and more practical use for paramedics would be a great asset.

How do the players feel about having a digitized medical file?

The athletes see the digitization of their medical file as positive. From a practical point of view, askamon is fun which allows us to openly discuss their injuries with precision. Furthermore they are a young generation who are in tune with modern IT equipment so it’s not a problem for them.

What about the team’s governing and administrative bodies?

When I wanted to go digital, the management accepted even though it represented an expense. They were aware that a real digital medical follow-up would lighten the medical staff’s work load. I present each annual report with statistics and grids taken directly from askamon.


One last word?

 I wish to carry on working with the team from IMSPro.

 
 

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