I read about the new Everhealthier Women app today and I think it’s such a neat idea! It’s a mobile app that helps women track cancer prevention through the web and text messaging. It was a first place winner in the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge from the office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in partnership with the Office of Minority Health, which are both part of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The challenge was administered by Health 2.0, which promotes new technologies in healthcare.
“Everhealthier Women is a web app, designed for mobile devices. It empowers women to engage in important health behaviors by fitting tasks into their lifestyle. The tasks are the screenings and prevention behaviors that match users’ age and profile according to national guidelines, and can be shared with the users’ loved ones. The app provides up-to-date information on numerous health issues and links to online resources, including different organization’s care and prevention feeds on Facebook and Twitter. The app currently runs in English and Spanish.”
You can learn more about the features of the EverHealthier app and see the second and third place winners of the challenge here. The second place winner, Team Broadstone and third place winner, Hw-Technology and Cancerguard are great too. I love the mission of the challenge: to promote cancer prevention among women of color. But all women can benefit from it.