Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Devices’

Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

Thursday, December 12, 2013 13:51 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch
Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea.
It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge […]

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Health: Online Health by the Numbers

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:15 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Digital Technology has changed the landscape in health care, and it has changed the role of the consumer, patient, caregiver and health care professional. The internet has empowered patients and consumers to take charge of their health and to be proactive.  Consumers and patients are active participants in their health […]

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Can Mobile Devices Help Connect the Dots for Better Health Care?

Friday, March 2, 2012 11:35 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Educating patients through texting

Mobile technology may help to transform the lives of patients and provide a stronger partnership with health care providers.
I received a text message from my mobile service provider regarding a quick survey as a follow-up to a phone conversation I had with one of their representatives.
The […]

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Social Media and Technology in Health Care: ePharma Summit Goes Beyond Pharma

Monday, January 30, 2012 12:38 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Social media and mobile intersect at ePharma Summit

Patients and health care consumers are engaged in their health and the internet has allowed them to be empowered in their health care.
They are actively searching and accessing information online and they are using their Smartphones to stay connected and to manage their […]

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How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care? Part 4 | Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Monday, January 16, 2012 12:54 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Time to break the health care silos

In Part 1, Fabio Gratton, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ignite Health, answered the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 2, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director Center for Connected Health answered the question: “How […]

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