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Social Media: Pharma Industry Considers Patient Engagement a Must

Friday, February 10, 2012 14:55 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

The Pharmaceutical industry feels patient engagement is a priority, but lacks presence in the social media world.  There’s a better way for Pharma to get their message heard, and it requires going beyond the medications and stepping outside the silo.
I’m not in Pharma, and I’m not a marketer, but I […]

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How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care? Part 4 | Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Monday, January 16, 2012 12:54 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Time to break the health care silos

In Part 1, Fabio Gratton, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ignite Health, answered the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 2, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director Center for Connected Health answered the question: “How […]

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List of 20 Excellent Social Media Networking Resources

Monday, September 26, 2011 20:47 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social media networking is in its infancy which causes hesitation for some doctors, nurses, other health care professionals and organizations.
Social media networking is not just for marketing and product placement.  It’s a place to champion your cause, raise awareness of health issues and help educate patients and health care consumers […]

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3 Reasons Why Social Networking Is Not a Waste of Time for Health Professionals

Thursday, May 19, 2011 21:49 17 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social networking allows doctors, nurses and other health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.
“We are standing at the precipice of a new online revolution in health care. As more and more health experts embrace the Internet and increase their social media activity, health information […]

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Patient-Centric Care at the Hub of Telehealth

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:50 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

The conundrum continued behind conference doors last week at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conference in Tampa about the efficacy of mobile phone usage to improve patient health.
Lively discussions followed about the ROI for chronic disease management through mobile health and outcomes for remote patient monitoring focusing on whether telemedicine […]

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