Posts Tagged ‘HHS’

Patient-Centric Care at the Hub of Telehealth

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:50 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

The conundrum continued behind conference doors last week at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) conference in Tampa about the efficacy of mobile phone usage to improve patient health.
Lively discussions followed about the ROI for chronic disease management through mobile health and outcomes for remote patient monitoring focusing on whether telemedicine […]

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Heart Disease in Women: Ladies, Love Your Heart All Year Long

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 18:13 3 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Featured in USATODAY.com | Grand Rounds – Health Tips

American Heart Month may be officially over, but don’t let the lack of media attention fool you into thinking heart disease isn’t a critical issue.
We still need to be mindful of the fact that heart disease is the number one killer […]

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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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The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge Wants Innovative Health Care Developers

Monday, July 12, 2010 11:36 No Comments

Guest post by Indu Subaiya and Matthew Holt

The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge–It’s On!
By Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt
[Original post published on The Health Care Blog July 8, 2010, and reprinted with permission from Matthew Holt.]
Today is the formal kick-off of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge. The challenge was first announced by Federal CTO […]

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Hope for Smokers

Thursday, December 3, 2009 13:47 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part I
Some people think that a rainbow means hope and a new beginning.
For those people who already smoked their first cigarette and are now addicted, there is hope to live a healthier life.
If smokers are successful in quitting, they may see hope at the end of their rainbow.
Hope in the […]

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