My Care Plan is nominated as one of the top 10 health and medical apps of 2014

My Cancer Care PlanDecember 10, 2014: Consumers have the chance to vote for My Care Plan, an app version of the Journey Forward® program, as a competitor for the HealthTap AppRx Award through December 31, 2014.

My Care Plan was nominated as one of top 100 health and medical apps of 2014, as recommended by HealthTap’s network of more than 64,000 U.S. doctors.

Journey Forward developed My Care Plan through a collaboration including the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, the Oncology Nursing Society, Anthem, Inc., and Genentech. This app provides survivors with a tool to build a survivorship care plan they can use with their providers when their active treatment ended.

The award recognizes the best mobile apps for health and wellness in 30 categories as recommended by HealthTaps network of doctors. The online voting period is from Dec. 1-31, 2014, with final winners announced on January 14, 2015. See all the nominated apps and vote here.

Approximately 41 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2008-2010 data, according to the National Cancer Institutes. Today there are an estimated 14.5 million people living with all cancer types in the United States.

My Care Plan creates a guide for cancer survivors by developing a Survivorship Cancer Plan to coordinate and manage post treatment care. The app helps survivors know what to expect or look for when active treatment has ended, including the late- and long-term effects or symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment, and it provides a wellness plan to help survivors remain healthy.

Survivors can complete My Care Plan on their own and share it with their oncologist and health care team to review and finalize the plan. The plan includes a listing of care team members, a self-assessment tool to identify symptoms and concerns, a summary of cancer treatment, a post-treatment care schedule, and a list of late- and long-term effects and other symptoms to be aware of.

This app is not meant to replace the advice of the individual’s healthcare team or provide medical advice. The app is available in the Apple App Store and on GooglePlay.

About Journey Forward
Journey Forward is a collaboration of organizations with a common goal of improving survivorship care: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, UCLA Cancer Survivorship Center, Oncology Nursing Society, Anthem Inc., and Genentech. These five organizations that have been leading survivorship care planning since 2007, in response to the 2005 Institute of Medicine’s “Lost in Transition” report identifying it as a significant gap in health care. Journey Forward continues to lead and innovate in the field of survivorship care planning by producing technology tools that can help the nation’s more than 14 million cancer survivors (Source: American Cancer Society, 2014) know they are no longer “lost in transition” from active treatment to survivorship care post-treatment.

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