June 7, 2011

VUMC's Flu Tool Vying in CDC Flu App Challenge

Vanderbilt is taking the CDC Flu App Challenge and we need your support.

This contest by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is designed to encourage and reward innovative use of technology and CDC data to raise awareness of influenza and/or to help consumers prevent and treat the flu.

The "Flu Tool" web and Facebook app, designed by the team at My Health at Vanderbilt, is among 96 submissions for cash prizes and recognition, including a featured position on the CDC website.

Public voting continues through June 7. Please vote at http://fluapp.challenge.gov/submissions/3081-the-flu-tool .And please share with your friends and family via Twitter, Facebook or email.

Last but not least, don’t forget to bookmark the link to the app in case you need it come flu season: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/flutool/index.php.