Posts Tagged ‘Doctor/Patient Relationship’

Doctors and Social Media: What are the appropriate boundaries for the doctor/patient relationship?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:37 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
 

Continuing on the topic of physicians use with social media, David Harlow, Esq, Health Care Attorney and Consultant at The Harlow Group, LLC in Boston, answers a series of questions focusing on the legal aspects of physicians engaging in social media.
Q: Barbara – What are appropriate boundaries for the doctor/patient [...]

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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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mHealth: Valuable information in PwC report, but are the findings remarkable?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 14:37 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A recent report, (PDF link) “Emerging mHealth:  Paths for growth,” commissioned by PwC, (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) the Economist Intelligence Unit, is well executed, however it’s important to understand the research sample for this survey.
Is it possible that the results of the survey would be different if the sample was broader in terms [...]

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Health Care: Less Blame and More Engagement

Thursday, April 26, 2012 14:16 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
[This is a follow-up post to Social Media:  3 Notable Quotes in the Social Health Space.]
Health care happens before you visit with your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider. Health care is about you. You have the choice to be an empowered, engaged and proactive consumer, and you [...]

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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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