Posts Tagged ‘Empowered Health Consumer’

Patient Engagement: Health IT, What Microsoft Health Users Group Exchange Means for you

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:05 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

How important is Health IT to you and should you care?
At the Microsoft Health Users Group Exchange this month at the Microsoft Corporate Campus in Redmond, WA, patient engagement was the overall theme.
Whether presenters were talking about “Cloud Computing,” “Care Coordination,” or “Population Health Management,” empowering the patient was the […]

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Friends Put a New Spin on Technology

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:17 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Turning to friends for online information is the hot topic within the Web world, and in Monday’s New York Times Technology and Business section, Jenna Wortham writes about how “Search Takes a Social Turn.”
Online sites are taking notice of what people like.  Web companies are trying to make searching online […]

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Empowered Patient: Bring a Family Member or Friend with you to Your Doctor’s Appointment

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:07 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Should you bring a family member or friend with you when a patient has a doctor’s appointment?
That is a question explored on a recent post on KevinMD by guest blogger, Diana E. Lee, a chronic migraine patient who blogs at Somebody Heal Me.
“Most of the resources I’ve read about how […]

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Doctor-Patient Relationship: How Patients Can Help Enhance Communication

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:03 7 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From Kevin Pho’s medical blog, KevinMD, a post archived from 2004, Pho talks about the struggles of communication between doctor and patient during the 15 minute office visit.
Pho sites a NY Times article that explains that more than two decades ago, research shows that patients were interrupted 18 seconds into […]

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Health Journalism: Have we reached new lows?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 14:49 No Comments

Guest post by Gary Schwitzer

It doesn’t get much worse than this in health journalism; NY Daily News finds new lows
By Gary Schwitzer
[Original post published on Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNewsReview Blog, July 13, 2010 and reprinted with permission from Gary Schwitzer.]
I know that many people just dismiss the New York Daily News, but you can’t dismiss […]

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