Posts Tagged ‘Health Consumers’

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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3 Best Health Care Tips – mHealth to Social Media Networking

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:14 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
As a registered nurse, here are three of my top health tips for taking charge of your health. These aren’t the typical how-to-tips; rather, they help empower you by getting you involved in a hi-tech and social world.
1. Get involved. You are the most important member of your health care […]

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Dr. Bill Crounse Talks with Todd Park: Comparing Health Insurance Plans Made Easy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 14:40 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Microsoft’s Dr. Bill Crounse Talks with Todd Park, CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Health Tech Today
There is a plethora of health information for consumers today.  We are surrounded by smart meaningful material, but somehow it is easy to get lost in the maze of […]

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H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Follow-up: Our Reader Writes…

Monday, December 14, 2009 14:41 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Ms. Parker writes:
“Thank you again for your answers, you have been so very helpful in my decision to get vaccinated against swine flu. I am proud to say I received the vaccine a few days ago and everything was absolutely fine, I had no side effects at all. I am […]

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Dr. Alan Greene at Health 2.0 Talks With Barbara Ficarra About Social Media and Participatory Medicine

Friday, September 4, 2009 10:19 No Comments

I continue my interviews at Health 2.0 with Dr. Alan Greene and here you can watch the second part of the interview.
I talk with Dr. Greene about social media and participatory medicine.  Dr. Greene discusses physician attitudes towards increased patient engagement in health.
[The next Health 2.0 conferences are Oct. 6-7, 2009 in San Francisco and […]

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