The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will be running a serious, important and useful Caregivers Video Challenge.
The office, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to give the nation’s caregivers tech news they can use by getting actual family caregivers to send in short videos showing how they are using information technology (IT) to ease tasks such as managing medications, managing relationships with doctors, checking in on loved ones who are elsewhere, or helping loved ones move from one type of care to another.
The videos should be 2 minutes or shorter and are due Dec. 10.
A health tech office judging panel will award prizes ranging from $600 to $3,000.
The judging will be based on creativity, potential impact, video and audio quality, and the number of Vimeo or YouTube plays.
The content is open to caregivers who are caring for children as well as those who are caring for elderly spouses, partners, parents or friends.