The Johns Hopkins iCareBook for Pancreatic Cancer is an educational guide for patients, family members and friends facing a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Created by leading experts in the field, this interactive application (app) includes text, illustrations, animations and videos. Emphasis is placed on multi-disciplinary care and the team approach.
The app has three main sections. The MY DISEASE section contains important information on the pancreas and pancreatic cancer, with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It even contains information on cysts in the pancreas. The MY TEAM section provides information about each of the different specialties that make up the multidisciplinary team that cares for patients with pancreatic cancer. The MY TEAM section can be personalized with the names and pictures of the user’s caregivers, and can even integrate with the iOS contacts list. The section can also be used to take notes, such as questions to ask a particular health care specialist. The third section is the MY CARE JOURNAL. This section can integrate with the built-in iOS Calendar and has tools that help to navigate the health care system. In allows the user to track appointments, take notes, record symptoms including pain, and to document medications.
The Johns Hopkins iCareBook for Pancreatic Cancer is designed to educate and therefore empower patients, family members and friends as they navigate the health care system with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The application is dedicated to the patients treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and their families.
The Johns Hopkins iCareBook for Pancreatic Cancer received an Award of Merit in the 15th annual Web Health Awards(SM) program. This competition — held twice each year: Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall — recognizes the nation’s best digital health resources.