Archive for the ‘Health 2.0/Health IT’ Category

Are Healthcare Consumers at the Forefront of Digital Health?

Friday, March 21, 2014 12:03 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and Ben Heubl
Simply put, healthcare is about the patient. Healthcare is a multidisciplinary team approach and patients are at the center of healthcare.
The urge to understand healthcare and medicine from the perspective of the patient, or consumer, is something that even key stockholders fail to understand, writes David Shaywitz [...]

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Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association

Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health.
Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat.

In support of the [...]

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Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

Thursday, December 12, 2013 13:51 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch
Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea.
It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge [...]

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Health: Online Health by the Numbers

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:15 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Digital Technology has changed the landscape in health care, and it has changed the role of the consumer, patient, caregiver and health care professional. The internet has empowered patients and consumers to take charge of their health and to be proactive.  Consumers and patients are active participants in their health [...]

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Empathy in Health Care

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 14:24 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
TED speaker Rebecca Saxe inspired this post.
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” These are heartfelt words by award-winning actress Meryl Streep.
Do we all have the power of empathy? Are we hardwired to know what other people want? Is it easy to think [...]

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