Meet the Winners: Managing Meds Video Challenge

Winners have been announced for the Managing Meds Video Challenge by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in partnership with the National Consumers League Script Your Future public awareness campaign. The Managing Meds Video Challenge invited consumers to create short, inspiring videos sharing how to use technology to manage medications effectively or support individuals to take their medications as directed, improving patient health and safety. Consumers, patients or caregivers were encouraged to create a video demonstrating how to use technology for medication management., such as: •E-prescribing tools your provider uses to send your order directly to the pharmacy so it’s ready when you arrive and to avoid potential medication errors from illegible handwriting on a paper script •Electronic tools such as mobile apps that help you keep track of the medications you are taking and when it’s time to take them, or that notify you when it’s time to refill a prescription so you don’t run out of your meds •Emailing your provider in between visits to notify them you’ve stopped taking the medication that was prescribed because of side effects •Logging on to your provider’s portal and viewing your list of medications on file and sending a request to update the list to reflect which meds you are no longer taking or may have been prescribed by another doctor. Healthcare providers were invited to participate in the Managing Meds Video Challenge by demonstrating use of health information technology (health IT), such as e-prescribing and electronic health record systems, to support prescribing patients the right medications and dosage, and to prevent drug-drug interactions.