BCNA News 11 Oct 2018
Digital My Journey to go live in 10 days: what you need to know
These are exciting times at BCNA as our key printed resources begin their digital transformation.
The My Journey online tool will REPLACE the My Journey Kit as of 22 October.
The My Journey project has been overseen by an expert, multidisciplinary advisory group and includes the most evidence-based, up-to-date information available.
My Journey online tool will include content from BCNA’s existing My Journey Kit (for early breast cancer), Hope & Hurdles (for metastatic breast cancer) as well as a new section for those diagnosed with DCIS.
What does this mean for Health Professionals?
I currently register patients for My Journey Kit during a consultation
You will be able to order My Journey online tool during the consultation. Register your patient with a few simple steps, this will take approximately four minutes. A link will be sent to the patient to complete the registration via SMS or email to complete in the privacy of their home.
I use My Journey Kit or Hope & Hurdles to assist with explaining a patient’s diagnosis to them
Register your patient online then guide them through the relevant information on any mobile device or desktop computer. Alternatively, a patient can complete the registration at home. It is easy for patients to navigate the online resource to find information and share it with friends and family.
I currently register patients for My Journey Kit at the end of the day
You can continue to do this with the My Journey online tool. Patients will be sent a link to complete the registration process and they can immediately start accessing information.
I currently provide my patients with information about My Journey Kit and encourage them to order themselves once they are at home
You will be able to order printed My Journey online tool referral forms or wallet cards via our website. The referral form that you give to your patient clearly explains how to sign up to My Journey online tool.
The My Journey online tool provides a tailored resource that more comprehensively meets the individual needs of those diagnosed with breast cancer by delivering the right information at the right time. It will be regularly reviewed and updated, another reason to encourage your patients to use the digital version wherever possible.
What should I do with any existing My Journey Kits?
Please do not hold on to any existing My Journey Kits. Return all stock to BCNA or contact BCNA to arrange collection.
What if my patient has no access to the internet, or prefers a printed resource?
A new printed version Early Breast Cancer will be available but not in large quantities. It will be comprehensive but won’t be able to updated regularly or deliver the same personalised and information that My Journey online tool will provide.
A suite of printed resources including Hope and Hurdles, info facts sheets and booklets, easy English suite of resources and Cancer Australia’s Early Breast Cancer Guide will also still be available.
What about patients for whom English is a second language?
My Journey online tool will provide some information for culturally diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people but the first iteration of the digital resource will not cater specifically to this group. It is recommended at this time that people from these communities are given our bi-lingual and Easy English resources available on our website.
My Journey online tool will continue to evolve to better meet the needs of these communities.
How can I find out more?
More information will be provided in the next few weeks. We will continue to update you via Network News and our Helpline will also be available to answer any questions or offer any support you require as we transition together to our exciting digital tool.
We value our health professionals’ feedback. Please contact Marianne Tome via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1800 500 258 if you wish to discuss My Journey further.