Archive for the ‘Patient Engagement’ Category

Speaking Event: PIAA International Conference, Amsterdam

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 19:35 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

 
I recently had the honor of speaking at the PIAA International Section Conference, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” — How Threats Can Become Opportunities in Medical Liability, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The conference was designed to allow attendees to share experiences relating to medical liability and the medical indemnity industry internationally, [...]

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LinkedIn Pulse | Empathy: Beyond a Connection

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:40 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This is my first LinkedIn Pulse post, Empathy: Beyond a Connection.
 

Being a great leader means having a clear vision, mission or goal. It means being committed, and knowing how to listen and communicate, but it involves much more. It’s about having heart, empathy, and an uplifting spirit.
With empathy and heart [...]

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List of Health Care Social Media and Digital Influencers on Twitter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:31 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Marie Ennis-O’Connor (@JBBC) is a healthcare writer, public relations consultant, and digital media strategist. Marie recently compiled a list of 84 health care social media and digital influencers on Twitter.
Twitter is a powerful social networking platform and it allows health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community. Health [...]

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What is a Medical Emergency?

Monday, June 16, 2014 13:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1
 

Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year.
While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to [...]

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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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