CancerCare, NCI Seek Submissions for eHealth Video Challenge
Cancer patients, survivors, and their families and friends are invited to submit videos to the eHealth Video Challenge about how they are using information technology to better manage their cancer care, including their treatments and support. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology established the challenge to encourage the use of consumer e-health tools and other health information technologies.
Some examples of ways that patients are using health IT to be more engaged include
- Using the web to learn more about a diagnosis and relevant treatment options;
- Participating in an online community to connect with other patients and caregivers for support;
- Tracking and managing care and side effects using a personal health record to track and manage care received and side effects; and
- Using other electronic tools to determine the best treatment plans or to help manage medications, diet, or other activities to enhance cancer treatment, transitional care, and quality of life.
By participating in this challenge, people with cancer have an opportunity to inspire and motivate others with their stories. The project has the potential to improve patients' communication and collaboration with members of their health care teams and to help them better manage their cancer-related care.
The deadline for submissions is December 12. Find more information about the challenge online, and read a blog about online cancer resources.