Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Engage With Empathy

Thursday, July 5, 2012 13:32 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Original post, “Engage with Empathy” published on The Huffington Post on 6/27/12 in the Healthy Living/Health News Section.
Do you feel connected with your doctor or other health care providers? Do you partner with your providers? How important is patient engagement to you? What words do you use to define patient […]

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5 Buckets to Patient Engagement and the Role of HIT

Monday, April 2, 2012 17:35 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

What is patient engagement?
Patient engagement is a connection between patient, caregiver and health care provider.  A trusted relationship forms and mutual respect is fostered.  Patients and their families are empowered and they are active in health care decisions.  However, patient engagement begins before the initial interaction with health care providers.
When […]

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Power of Social Media: Sharecare, Twitter and You

Thursday, February 2, 2012 10:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

One word to describe social media is engagement.  Social media allows relationships to develop and it fosters connection among the community.  A two-way conversation emerges and collaboration surfaces.
Twitter, one platform in the social media arena, allows real-time communication to occur in 140 characters or less.
Sharecare’s recent Twitter chat engaged the […]

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Social Media: Are you engaged or do you ignore it?

Friday, January 27, 2012 14:24 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Can health care providers afford to ignore social media?
Social Media Networking isn’t going to go away…

…and trying to ignore won’t work…
Social media is a powerful and phenomenal platform to disseminate valuable and trusted health information.  Are you engaged in social media networking or are you ignoring it?
Social media allows […]

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How to Repair and Sustain Relationships

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11:48 1 Comment

Guest Post by Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated.
Try to avoid getting defensive and angry. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst. Don’t assume your partner did what they did to intentionally hurt you.
There is […]

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