Posts Tagged ‘Social and Medicine’

Scripps Jumps the Curve by Tapping into Social Media Networking for Nurses

Friday, October 14, 2011 18:11 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Engaging in social media networking by health care professionals continues to cause hesitation.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding social media networking, nurses at Scripps Cancer Center in San Diego, CA embrace it.  They decided to educate themselves for a deeper understanding of this powerful form of real-time communication.
They are proactive and they […]

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Make the Most of the 15 Minute Office Visit with Your Doctor

Saturday, January 30, 2010 14:47 2 Comments

Part 1
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Kevin Pho, MD, primary care physician in Nashua, N.H., blogs at, member of USA TODAY’S board of contributors and a guest to the Health in 30® Radio Show, writes about the importance of doctors engaging in social media to communicate with patients.
He writes in an op-ed in […]

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Dr. Alan Greene at Health 2.0 Talks With Barbara Ficarra About Social Media and Participatory Medicine

Friday, September 4, 2009 10:19 No Comments

I continue my interviews at Health 2.0 with Dr. Alan Greene and here you can watch the second part of the interview.
I talk with Dr. Greene about social media and participatory medicine.  Dr. Greene discusses physician attitudes towards increased patient engagement in health.
[The next Health 2.0 conferences are Oct. 6-7, 2009 in San Francisco and […]

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