Video: Putting it all Together

Voiceover: This program is made possible with the support and collaboration of Pfizer Oncology.

Carmen:

Hi! We’re back again–this time to recap what we’ve learned so far.

Quincy:

We started out this course by describing WHY you should become more tech savvy. And you know that one of the biggest hurdles to learning about health and healthcare decisions is the ability to access and use technology.

Carmen:

Now, here you are. We want to congratulate you for taking key steps to becoming a tech-savvy patient to give you more confidence on your healthcare journey.

I know Quincy and I have covered a lot, so let’s review some of what you’ve learned.

You’ve become more comfortable with technology by learning how to:

  • Use a browser to get online.
  • Set up an online profile.
  • Access patient portals.
  • Identify credible websites.

And we taught you how to put your mobile devices to work for you and your health, using apps and tools that educate, entertain and add convenience to your life.

Carmen:

We went on to explain the benefits of an online support community and showed you how to join social media networks to connect with family, friends and resources.

We also covered hashtags, likes and other online terms to help you navigate the various social media networks.

Quincy:

And along the way we talked about online safety. Here are a few key reminders:

  • Create unique passwords for each of your accounts, and store them in a safe place.
  • While connecting with other patients and sharing stories online can be a positive experience, be sure to check with your doctor about any medical advice you read.
  • What you post online becomes your digital footprint and doesn’t disappear. Be thoughtful about what you choose to share!

Carmen:

So, what’s next?

Once you’ve completed this video and last quiz, you’ll be asked to submit your email address so that we can send you a certificate of completion to celebrate you finishing the course.

Quincy:

What other steps could be helpful? You can:

Join the Digitally Empowered Facebook Group to continue your learning and find out about additional resources.

Sign up for the Patient Empowerment Network newsletter to stay connected and hear about other programs, like this one.

Download the guides that accompany these videos to support your learning.

Carmen:

Remember, this video library is here for you if at any time you want to revisit the topics and jog your memory.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about tools that can help you become a tech-savvy patient!

Quincy:

Thanks for joining us!