U.S. Ski and Snowboard encompass a variety of Sport Programs, Development Programs and Competitionsall aimed at developing athletes and supporting coaches, officials, parents, and volunteers while accomplishing the vision and mission to make the United States the “Best in the World” in Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard use Smartabase as their Electronic Medical Records System to align performance and medical data for their athletes.  They collect and analyze athletic data across the seven U.S. Ski & Snowboard sports.


Gus Kaeding builds systems and methodology to collect and analyze athletic data across the seven U.S. Ski & Snowboard sports. Previously, Gus completed a fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Committee where he did data analysis and helped quantify the selection process of U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes. He has also coached many of the country’s top cross-country ski athletes and has twice been named USSA Coach of the Year.



Lead Physical Therapist at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association Gillian Bower joined us for a live webinar exploring how the USSA use their EMR within Smartabase to integrate performance and medical data for their athletes. Topics covered include: Integrating performance and medical data; Sharing data within the system to maintain HIPAA compliance; and tips to ensure the success of your EMR implementation.

Gillian also touches on her biggest ‘wins’ in implementing the EMR, in particular the ability to respond quickly to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, rolling out an illness surveillance system in early March to monitor the health of their athletes and staff as they returned home from overseas.