Posts Tagged ‘Science of Behavior Change’

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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How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care? Part 4 | Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Monday, January 16, 2012 12:54 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Time to break the health care silos

In Part 1, Fabio Gratton, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Ignite Health, answered the question, “How is Gaming Changing the Landscape in Health Care?”
In Part 2, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director Center for Connected Health answered the question: “How […]

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Power of Facebook and Mobile Technology to Help Drive Behavior Change

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 17:04 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Numera Social Webinar:
“Harness the Power of Facebook and iPhone Apps in Your Health & Wellness Programs”

Facebook has more than 800 million active users and the average user has 130 friends.  There are more than 350 million active users who currently access Facebook through their mobile devices.
According to Pew […]

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Telehealth Tapping into Social Influence

Monday, September 19, 2011 15:26 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In a recent Harvard Business Review Blog, David Armano writes about the six pillars of influence that leads to measurably favorable outcomes.
To achieve measurably better health, the pillars Armano explains can certainly be adopted.
He notes how the “social web can amplify signals, influence behavior and lead to action.”
Social networking has […]

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