Posts Tagged ‘Medical Social Networking’

Nurses Share Insights into Social Media

Sunday, April 15, 2012 13:47 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Illinois Nurses Association Highlights Social Media
The Illinois Nurse, the official publication of the Illinois Nurses Association highlights social media for nurses and offers continuing education credits in the March 2012 edition, Volume 8, No. 1.
Social media has changed the landscape in health care and it is a powerful and phenomenal […]

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Scripps Jumps the Curve by Tapping into Social Media Networking for Nurses

Friday, October 14, 2011 18:11 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Engaging in social media networking by health care professionals continues to cause hesitation.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding social media networking, nurses at Scripps Cancer Center in San Diego, CA embrace it.  They decided to educate themselves for a deeper understanding of this powerful form of real-time communication.
They are proactive and they […]

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A Brilliant Reason to Dive Deep into the Social Media Health Space

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 18:04 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Recently,  I had the pleasure of being surrounded by brilliant health care thought leaders.  First, I delivered a social media presentation at the Eyeforpharma conference.  Secondly, I sat in the audience at the Social Communications and Health Care 2011 conference to listen to others present on social media, and participate […]

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Pharma Tapping into the Power of Social Media

Thursday, June 23, 2011 13:24 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra RN, BSN, MPA
Recently quoted in PharmaVOICE in the May 2011 edition, I presented my thoughts on the significance of the pharmaceutical industry tapping into patient communities through social networks and the importance of engaging with patients.
In a recent article in PharmaVOICE, May 2011, by Robin Robinson, “Tapping into the Power by Getting […]

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3 Reasons Why Social Networking Is Not a Waste of Time for Health Professionals

Thursday, May 19, 2011 21:49 17 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social networking allows doctors, nurses and other health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.
“We are standing at the precipice of a new online revolution in health care. As more and more health experts embrace the Internet and increase their social media activity, health information […]

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