Posts Tagged ‘Social Networking’

Brief Recap of Tweets for The Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 14:52 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat presented by Sharecare was ongoing spirited conversation for five hours filled with valuable information. The Hashtag #quitforgood led the chat. Every third Thursday in November The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout.
First, thank you to all the participants. Thank you to all [...]

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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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Speaking Event: Cayman Islands National Healthcare 20/20 Conference

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:17 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
I’m delighted to participate in the Cayman Islands National Healthcare 20/20 Conference, and the topic of my presentation is “The rise of digital technology for better patient engagement.”  For further details you may read the Press Release (provided by the 20/20 Healthcare Conference) below.

20/20 Healthcare Conference to discuss [...]

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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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Gaming for Better Health

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:11 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
An epic win

Parts 1 through 4 of the series “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care,” clearly defined the importance of gaming in the health care arena.
Games for Health
Gaming utilizing smartphones and social networking are helping to transform health care.
Jane McGonigal, Game Designer in her TED Talk from [...]

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