Technology can play a crucial role in a child’s fight against cancer. This week, Dell announced two new nonprofit partners in our children’s cancer care program — both using technology to make their patients’ treatment a little easier to manage.
In Panama, we are working with Fundacion Amigos de los Ninos con Leucemia y Cancer (FANLyC), a nonprofit that serves children receiving treatment at the nearby National Children’s Hospital. Our team members have highly engaged with this organization, volunteering almost 800 hours there last year alone. FANLyC currently has no electronic system to manage records for the more than 800 children in its care. Workers often manually enter data into an Excel spreadsheet and use USB drives as back-up data storage. Dell’s grant and expertise will create a centralized data storage system for file sharing and better collaboration — resulting in more accurate records for children and their families, and freeing up time for workers to focus on client care.
Similarly, we announced this week that we will work with Second Affiliated Hospital of Huaxi (SCLF) in China, to help it better track follow-up care for under-served children diagnosed with leukemia. Though leukemia is highly treatable, it requires consistent, active treatment; not all families understand the critical importance of follow-up management. SCLF’s new electronic medical record solution provided by Dell will monitor follow-up appointments and automatically remind physicians and other caregivers if those appointments are missed.
These grants are part of more than $10 million that Dell is donating this year to support children’s cancer research, and to address the needs of children and families worldwide undergoing treatment. Through our Powering the Possible platform, we are working with nonprofit organizations to build on our multi-year commitment of technology, funds and team-member volunteerism to support this vital fight.
To learn more about how technology is accelerating pediatric cancer treatment, watch this video, and visit www.dell.com/childrenscancercare.