BOLIVAR, Mo — High schools around the Ozarks begin their quest for a state championship tonight, but for 3 schools, it’s the action on the sideline that’s making headlines.
Citizens Memorial Hospital is unveiling a new app, called Healthy Roster at Bolivar, El Dorado Springs, and Buffalo.
The cloud-based application will be used daily by athletic trainers to communicate to parents, coaches, and administrators.
“With this new application, an athletes physical is attached into this form,” explained athletic trainer Tony Harris.
“Now, we will be able to know if an athlete has any pre-existing conditions, if they’re allergic to bee stings, or if they have Type-1 diabetes.”
“We can also communicate with the parent through the app,” Harris continued. “We can ask them if their son/ daughter took their medication today, or what they need to do in this situation.”
CMH already has this app up and running or nearly 700 athletes at no cost to the schools. The long-term goal would be to expand it to the other 3 school districts they provide athletic training for: Pleasant Hope, Stockton, and Osceola.
Harris says it’s a major upgrade from their old system: often, pen and paper.