Posts Tagged ‘Patient Engagement’

Are Healthcare Consumers at the Forefront of Digital Health?

Friday, March 21, 2014 12:03 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA and Ben Heubl
Simply put, healthcare is about the patient. Healthcare is a multidisciplinary team approach and patients are at the center of healthcare.
The urge to understand healthcare and medicine from the perspective of the patient, or consumer, is something that even key stockholders fail to understand, writes David Shaywitz [...]

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Virtual Summit to Empower Caregivers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:31 1 Comment

Please join us today, February 11, 2014 for a virtual summit for caregivers.
Impact80 Virtual Summit is the first global conference, to be held online with 1 goal in mind – to support and reach as many women & men who work full or part-time while caring for a sick, disabled child or aging parent. Impact80 [...]

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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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Are Doctors Writing Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables?

Monday, November 18, 2013 16:00 No Comments

Fresh produce program gains momentum in weight-loss fight

By Christine S. Moyer
More doctors are writing prescriptions for a proven weight-loss treatment with no negative side effects — fresh vegetables and fruits.
The initiative, known as the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, was started by the Connecticut-based nonprofit Wholesome Wave in 2010. The organization aims to improve access [...]

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Flu Season-Insights from the ER

Friday, October 25, 2013 13:58 No Comments

Flu Season is here; a quick vaccine reference to avoid an Emergency Room Visit.
By Justin S. Larkin, MD
Graphical Representations of a Generic Influenza Virus-Generic Influenza VirusContent source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
As the sun sets on summer and the fall weather is now here, this means one [...]

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