Have you ever asked for a copy of your health record and reviewed it? If so, tell them about it!
They invite you to participate in the “What’s in Your Health Record??” Video Challenge (#YourHealthRecord).
The challenge is simple: Ask your health care provide for access to your medical record and tell them what you found when you took a look inside. Share your story by shooting a short video.
Patients and their families have a legal right to request to see and get a copy of their health record from most doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, such as pharmacies and nursing homes, as well as from their health plans. Patients can use that information to better understand their health, to coordinate their care with other health care providers or to help identify possible errors or omissions in their medical records.
Patients can get access to their health information through a patient portal, or a personal health record (PHR) or by email.
Create a short, compelling video (up to 2 minutes in length) sharing how getting access to review your health record and checking the information can help make sure you or your loved ones get the best care. It’s important that you and your health care providers have the right information to make the best decisions.
Your video should share a personal story or experience illustrating how having access to your health record and looking it over helped improve care. Your story might be funny, inspiring, or instructive. Maybe you reviewed your health record and spotted a missing medication, allergy, or test result. Or perhaps you are changing doctors and want your new doctor to have your most recent treatment history.
The goal of this video contest is to illustrate specific benefits of having access to view the information in your health record and reviewing that information. We hope your stories will motivate and inspire others to ask to see their medical record and to use that information to improve their own care or the care of a loved one.
Due August 20, 2012
To participate, you must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Team members must be at least 18, but your video can include minors under 18 as long as a parent or legal guardian signs their consent forms.
All Submissions will be judged by a qualified panel of HHS staff.
• Quality of the Story: Includes elements such as the authenticity and originality of your story and how you described getting a copy of your information and using it to improve your quality of care or the care of a loved one.
• Potential Impact on motivating and inspiring others to access their health record: Includes whether the video is compelling, instructive, and easy to follow so that others can achieve similar benefits after gaining access to their health record.
• First Prize – $3,000
• Second Prize – $2,000
• Third Prize – $1,000
• Honorable Mention (2) – $250
• Popular Choice Award – $700