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Digital Health Can Help Empower Patients in their Battle with Cancer

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney

It’s World Cancer Day today, and to raise awareness, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), along with its international partners, are asking people and organizations to take a pledge on what they can do to help fight the disease and support those who have it.

From making healthy lifestyle choices to helping people coping with the impacts of cancer to empowering people to make informed decisions in their cancer journey, individuals and organizations can make a pledge and join the conversation using the hashtags #WeCanICan and #WorldCancerDay.

When I think of what we can do to empower patients, I think of digital health and of Judith’s story. Judith is a cancer survivor who used digital health to help stay informed on what was happening. For her family, it was an important information tool they could use 24/7 so they were aware of what had happened and what was going to happen.

Take a look at the video below to learn more about Judith’s story and help mark World Cancer Day by joining the conversation online using the hashtags #WeCanICan and #WorldCancerDay.

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Shelagh MaloneyShelagh Maloney is responsible for managing key stakeholder relationships at Infoway, including those with patients, clinicians and the federal government, as well as the standards community. She is also responsible for performance analytics and coordinating and executing communication and marketing efforts in support of Infoway products and services.

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