Blue Button Video Challenge
Accept the Blue Button Video Challenge (#MyBlueBtn) –Submissions Due November 13th
The "Blue Button" is becoming a national concept and symbol for easy, electronic access to your health information. In an effort to increase awareness about the "Blue Button" and to spread Blue Button fever across the nation, we invite you to accept the Blue Button Video Challenge by visiting http://BlueButtonvideo.challenge.gov. The challenge is simple: create a short, < 2 min video that mentions the “Blue Button” and encourages others to learn more about it by visiting www.healthIT.gov/bluebutton.
To enter, you won’t need highly specialized equipment—a standard video recorder or phone with a video function will work. The contest is live and we are accepting video submissions through November 13. We encourage you to develop a video and to share it with your family and friends to help spread the word about the Blue Button (#MyBlueBtn)!
If you win, your story could appear on HealthIT.gov alongside other people whose health IT stories have helped motivate and inspire others to access their health information and use technology to improve their health! For inspiration, check out the winning videos from past video contests at http://www.healthit.gov/patients-families/multimedia.
HealthIT.gov - Putting the “I” in Health IT
Why are we doing this?Many people have never actually thought about the importance of having 24x7 electronic access to their health information such as current medications and drug allergies, claims and treatment data, and lab results. But it can suddenly become incredibly relevant, and potentially life-saving, in case of an emergency and may come in handy if you are traveling, seeing multiple doctors or seeking a second opinion. Being able to "Blue Button" your health data--download and share it with people you trust—can be really useful. Increasingly, you can also plug that health data into mobile apps and other tools that help you to better understand your health, prevent illness, and modify your own behavior in healthy ways. Study after study shows that engaged patients recover more quickly, and stay healthy longer
To learn more about this challenge, please visit: http://BlueButtonVideo.Challenge.gov.