Social Media: Barbara Ficarra on FOX News Live Talks About Medical Social NetworkingWednesday, March 2, 2011 21:21
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Social networking and health care
Medical Professionals are using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to engage patients in their health.
They are using it to provide accurate information to help educate patients and to help empower them to be proactive and take charge of their health.
I joined Dr. Marc Siegel, host of FOX NEWS to talk about how medical professionals and patients are using social networking.
Thank you to FOX NEWS for focusing on this hot topic. I’m grateful I was given the opportunity to talk briefly about social media and health care.
In Part Two I will write a Q&A on Social Media: Medical Social Networking. I will give examples of medical professionals and hospitals engaging in social media, useful health sites and online communities for patients and more.
We would love to hear from both medical professionals and patients. How do you engage in social media? Patients, what communities do you use? Please share your experience with us.
As always, thank you for your time.
[Please note: I’d like to give proper credit to Gary Schwitzer’s website mentioned in the clip – it is HealthNewsReview.org, an excellent resource for journalists and consumers.]
Part 2 – Edited Segment 6 minutes and 17 seconds
Medical Professionals Engaging in Social Media – A Comprehensive Guide…Full Story>