You may recall from my last post that I’m a huge proponent of Health IT. You may also recall that it’s personal. My wife has breast cancer. She and I have seen HealthIT’s tremendous benefits and recognize much of its untapped potential. Today I am happy to report that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in conjunction with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), recently launched the Cancer Care Video Challenge. The goal of the challenge, according to its website is “to generate personal stories that will motivate and inspire others to use health IT and consumer eHealth tools to achieve better health.”
This challenge is a great call to action. It will further help an industry already trying to improve patient outcomes. Do you have a personal story about cancer and Health IT? Share your story below, or enter the challenge. Just record a video of your story and submit it by December 21.