Posts Tagged ‘Pew Internet and American Life Project’

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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Searching Online for Health Information

Friday, December 14, 2012 14:16 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Internet activities go beyond using it to check your email, making online purchases, managing your online banking, playing games or updating your status in the social networking circles.
80% of internet users search online for health information.
According to Pew Internet and American Life Project: [Source]

85% of U.S. adults use the internet.
85% […]

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Blogworld and New Media Expo Offer Social Health Track

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 15:12 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social media has changed the landscape in health care.  Social media is a powerful and phenomenal platform to help educate consumers, raise awareness of health issues and connect with consumers and colleagues.
Social media gives a voice to patients and consumers and it allows the conversation to get started with doctors […]

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