ImPACT for Healthcare Providers
Healthcare providers can implement an ImPACT concussion management program by offering ImPACT products to patients, and by becoming a trained ImPACT provider.
What is ImPACT?
Used by hospitals, clinics, and private practices, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test) is the most widely used computerized neurocognitive test to help licensed healthcare providers evaluate and manage suspected concussions.
ImPACT is the clinician's choice for computerized concussion testing. In a 2015 study, 9 out 10 healthcare providers surveyed selected ImPACT when evaluating a company's concussion test or their testing platform*.
ImPACT Comes in Two Forms
- Baseline Test – Administered before the start of a sport season, employment period, school year, or other activity. Baseline scores are collected and stored on our HIPAA/PIPEDA/EU Privacy compliant servers.
- Post-Injury Test – Administered by a licensed healthcare provider when a concussion is suspected. Test results are compared to baseline scores and/or normative data scores as part of a healthcare provider's assessment of the injury. Multiple post-injury tests may be given to an individual during the course of treatment and rehabilitation.
Use ImPACT Pre- and Post-Diagnosis
ImPACT is not a diagnostic tool. Only a licensed healthcare professional can diagnose and treat a concussion. Instead, ImPACT can be used before and after a licensed healthcare provider has determined that a concussion has occurred:
- In addition to establishing neurocognitive performance baselines, healthcare providers use ImPACT test scores as an important component of their assessment of an injury.
- Post-injury test scores may be used by a licensed provider to inform an effective concussion treatment course of action.
- ImPACT may be administered multiple times after a clinician has diagnosed a concussion—scores can be used to help measure rehabilitation and to consider whether to return an injured individual back to activity.
Here's How ImPACT Works
- 25-minute online test for ages 12-59
- Delivered via a secure web portal
- Taken via a desktop computer (PC and Mac compatible) that has an internet connection and a mouse
- Administered in the presence of a physician, nurse, athletic trainer, athletic director, or coach (only a licensed healthcare provider can administer an ImPACT post-injury test)
Information You Need and Data You Can Trust
When the ImPACT test is delivered in a controlled environment according to recommended specifications, it provides highly reliable neurocognitive data:
- Measures attention span, working memory, sustained and selective attention time, non-verbal problem solving, and reaction time
- Records current severity of 22 concussion symptoms via a 7-point Likert scale
- Detects and flags attempts to manipulate test scores
- Produces a comprehensive report of test results in a .pdf format
Extensive Global Data Security
ImPACT is the only concussion management provider to be SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2 audited, which means that your patient data meets or exceeds all relevant global regulations and standards. Additionally:
- All personally identifiable information is encrypted
- Test scores are collected, and repeat test scores are automatically stored, on HIPAA compliant servers
- Redundant backup is maintained across multiple secure and independent data centers
What is the CIC Program?
Credentialed ImPACT Consultants (CICs) are healthcare providers who have demonstrated their commitment to comprehensive concussion management by becoming trained in the use of ImPACT. If you are a PhD, PsyD, MD, DO, CNP, or PAC looking to expand your skills in the rapidly-growing area of concussion management, the ImPACT CIC program offers you easily accessible and affordable ways to grow your knowledge and expand your business.
Do CICs Receive Discounts on ImPACT Tests?
Healthcare providers who are Credentialed ImPACT Consultants (CICs) can purchase the ImPACT test at a significant discount. Connect with a sales representative to learn more.
*In 2015, ImPACT Applications engaged a 3rd party firm to survey physicians and athletic trainers who use computerized neurocognitive testing. Survey results reflect data collected from the 282 respondents who completed the survey.