Posts Tagged ‘epatients’

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: The Pivotal Role of the Caregiver

Monday, May 7, 2012 7:47 No Comments

This is a guest post by patient caregiver, Rob Harris, founder of Robcares.   He writes about how searching the Internet led to patient engagement and how it fostered a cohesive decision making process between health care providers, patient and caregiver.  Rob is a caregiver to his wife, Cindy, who is a two-time cancer survivor.
“Patient engagement […]

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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
@jodyms
Writer, blogger. Optimist. Cancer Advocate. Working for a better […]

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Speaking Events for Barbara Ficarra

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 15:54 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

31st Annual Oncology Nurses Symposium
San Diego, California
Presentation Title:  The Use of Social Media in Health Care
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Health+Tech Next Generation Conference
San Francisco, California
Presentation Title:  TBA
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e-Patient Connections Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Presentation Title: Social Networking: A Critical Link to Engage Patients and Health Care Professionals:
Through the popular Pecha Kucha format, 20 slides […]

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Speaking Event: Patient Engagement and Social Networking at Eyeforpharma Conference

Thursday, March 31, 2011 9:39 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

I’m thrilled to be an invited to speaker at the Eyeforpharma – Customer Centric Marketing for Pharma USA 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 27 – 28, 2011.
The title of my presentation is, “Empower patients to take charge of their health care.” – Discover the best practices in patient engagement […]

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