Posts Tagged ‘Digital Technology’

TEDMED Challenge of Health and Medicine – Improving Medical Communications

Thursday, October 11, 2012 20:05 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Health care is about you being in charge of your health. It’s about you partnering and communicating with your doctor and other health care providers. Patient engagement is essential and it begins with you being an empowered and proactive patient.
How can we improve communication between doctor and patient?
A […]

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Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:01 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

[Original post, “Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?” published on The Huffington Post on 7/23/12 in the Healthy Living/Health News Section.]

The Wild West of mobile health (mHealth) is taking the health care industry by storm, but “there are no rules to the game,” said Joseph C. Kvedar, […]

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mHealth: Valuable information in PwC report, but are the findings remarkable?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 14:37 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A recent report, (PDF link) “Emerging mHealth:  Paths for growth,” commissioned by PwC, (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) the Economist Intelligence Unit, is well executed, however it’s important to understand the research sample for this survey.
Is it possible that the results of the survey would be different if the sample was broader in terms […]

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Patient Engagement and Health IT – Social Media Voices

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:57 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Four active social media influencers share their voices to define patient engagement and comment on why digital technology is important for the doctor/patient and caregiver relationship.
What is patient engagement and how important is digital technology for the doctor/patient relationship?

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Jody Schoger
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Writer, blogger. Optimist. Cancer Advocate. Working for a better […]

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