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NFL tackles head injuries with high-tech database

League turns toMass. firm’s databasing to upgrade medical files, help prevent injuries

As criticism mounts over the National Football League’s failure to do enough to prevent repeat head injuries and their lasting cognitive effects, the NFL was expected to announce Monday that the league would convert to an electronic health record system next season with software provided by Westborough-based eClinicalWorks.

Under a 10-year contract, the NFL will pay $7 million to $10 million for a system that would store X-rays, blood test results, physical exam notes, medications — even video clips documenting a game injury — in one online server that players and physicians could access from anywhere in the country.

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