Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

Nurses Share Insights into Social Media

Sunday, April 15, 2012 13:47 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Illinois Nurses Association Highlights Social Media
The Illinois Nurse, the official publication of the Illinois Nurses Association highlights social media for nurses and offers continuing education credits in the March 2012 edition, Volume 8, No. 1.
Social media has changed the landscape in health care and it is a powerful and phenomenal […]

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A Brilliant Reason to Dive Deep into the Social Media Health Space

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 18:04 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Recently,  I had the pleasure of being surrounded by brilliant health care thought leaders.  First, I delivered a social media presentation at the Eyeforpharma conference.  Secondly, I sat in the audience at the Social Communications and Health Care 2011 conference to listen to others present on social media, and participate […]

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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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Barbara Ficarra and Matthew Holt to Present The Rise of the e-Patient and Social Media

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 22:05 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Health and Medical Professionals
I’m excited to be on the faculty again at this year’s 30th Annual Medical Communications Conference.  This year I’ll be presenting two sessions.
First, I’m thrilled that I’ll be speaking with Matthew Holt, founder of TheHealthCareBlog and co-founder of Health 2.0.
We’ll be presenting:
The Rise of the e-Patient […]

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Bruce Dan, MD Blogs About His Cancer Treatment

Monday, May 3, 2010 12:57 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
For Health Consumers and Medical Professionals

Heartfelt accounts of cancer treatment documented with humor
Part  I

“I must say, good-naturedly, that the physicians and nurses are reluctant to give you an exact answer to a question.  It’s always, “It depends.”  I realize that things vary, but if a Martian came to earth and […]

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