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Barbara Ficarra

Writer Huffingtonpost|Founder|Consultant|Speaker|Advisory Board &Contributor Sharecare|Media Broadcaster

Greater New York City Area
Broadcast Media
  1. Founder, Huffingtonpost Writer, Sharecare Editorial Advisory Board, Health Expert
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Writer, Media broadcaster, Medical Blogger, Consultant, Speaker, Consumer Health Expert

– Present

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Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
•Award-winning broadcast journalist, founder, featured writer Huffingtonpost, health educator, board, health advisor, speaker, freelance writer, registered nurse, media broadcaster, blogger, producer, former senior director clinical affairs at Numera Health, consultant, E&Y, USF Board HealthIT
•A leading nurse voice in health, focus consumer empowerment|patient engagement, health care social media, health IT (mHealth, telehealth, gamification) & healthy living
•Created & executive producer/host of award-winning Health in 30® radio show. (New show under development)
•Received Journalism Award of Excellence coverage of emergency medicine from American College of Emergency Physicians.
•Registered nurse (admin supervisor) medical center-level 2 trauma center, covers multiple med/surg units, critical care, oncology, cardiology, inpatient psychiatric unit, women and children’s units, ER & multifaceted in clinical experience.
•Active medical professional, experienced public speaker, popular keynoter, panelist, workshop leader at conferences & professional meetings.
•Quoted as expert for multiple journals & magazines. Guest blogger, appeared FOX news.
•Experienced in video production as host & executive producer for Web/TV, taught media broadcasting- radio, on-camera techniques, to social media. Served as group & one-on-one trainer.
•Professional Affiliations: Association of Health Care Journalists, New York Women in Communications, Microsoft Health Users Group, HIMSS, President of Barbara Ficarra Productions, LLC.
•Selected faculty to teach at the American Medical Association’s Medical Communications Conference in 2007 through 2009. Board Member of National Association of Medical Communicators (Legacy of NAMC halts-
•Served on Academy of Judges for the International Health Medical Media Awards.
•Advisor/Consulted with NY Times Health, Time Warner, Numera.

Specialties:Writer|Medical Blogger,|Speaker|Consultant|Media Broadcaster|Consumer Health Educator|Media Trainer|Registered Nurse


Writer, Media broadcaster, Medical Blogger, Consultant, Speaker, Consumer Health Expert Founder, Huffingtonpost Writer, Sharecare Editorial Advisory Board, Health Expert
– Present (8 years 7 months)

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is an award-winning journalist, founder, media broadcaster, medical blogger, freelance writer, international speaker, health educator, consultant, media trainer and registered nurse. Barbara’s blogs and articles on Healthin30 feature a nurse's perspective and practical trusted advice on personal health focusing on prevention, patient empowerment and healthy living. She covers a variety of health topics including social media, telehealth, patient engagement, doctor|nurse team and professional development. She is creator, executive producer and host of the Health in 30® radio show, a live 30-minute program that brings listeners the latest health and medical news and information with leading medical experts, and empowers listeners to take charge of their health. [The Health in 30® Radio Show is presently on hiatus.] Barbara is a featured writer at The Huffington Post, contributor and many other health sites. She is a member of the Advisory Board and consumer health educator for Sharecare, and Advisory Board member for the University San Francisco for HealthIT. She is an administrative supervisor at a level 2 trauma center and covers multiple medical and surgical units; including critical care, ED, oncology, cardiology, psychiatric in-patient unit & women’s and children’s units including the pediatric emergency room. She is an international speaker at many professional conferences and her presentations range from patient engagement|empowerment, health care social media, and telehealth to professional development and media training. She has been quoted as an expert in health care for multiple journals and magazines. Barbara also is experienced in video production as host and executive producer for Web/TV. She is one of the leading nurse voices in health, her focus is patient empowerment, patient engagement, health care social media, telehealth and healthy living.
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"A Healthier Life"(Link)

A National Radio, Podcast & Social Media Series that will cover issues of Health, Healthcare and Patients Rights - drawing it's content and guests from the best of social media, this series will educate, inform and inspire its 3 million listeners each week.

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Honors & Awards

Journalism of Excellence Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians

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