Posts Tagged ‘Digital Technology’

Social Media: What Consumers Need to Know About Online Health Information

Friday, April 24, 2015 21:17 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
It’s an exciting time in health care today. The health care landscape is rapidly changing and digital technology has transformed the way we communicate, interact and search for health information.
Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few, are powerful and phenomenal platforms to educate the […]

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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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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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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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