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Social Media: Barbara Ficarra on FOX News Live Talks About Medical Social Networking

Posted Mar 02 2011 9:21pm

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social networking and health care

Part One

Medical Professionals are using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube to engage patients in their health.

They are using it to provide accurate information to help educate patients and to help empower them to be proactive and take charge of their health.

I joined Dr. Marc Siegel, host of FOX NEWS  to talk about how medical professionals and patients are using social networking.

Watch Here – Barbara Ficarra talks with Dr. Marc Siegel about Medical Social Networking

Thank you to FOX NEWS for focusing on this hot topic.  I’m grateful I was given the opportunity to talk briefly about social media and health care.

In Part Two I will write a Q&A on Social Media:  Medical Social Networking.  I will give examples of medical professionals and hospitals engaging in social media, useful health sites and online communities for patients and more.

Your turn

We would love to hear from both medical professionals and patients.  How do you engage in social media?  Patients, what communities do you use?  Please share your experience with us.

As always, thank you for your time.

[Please note:  I'd like to give proper credit to Gary Schwitzer's website mentioned in the clip - it is , an excellent resource for journalists and consumers.]

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