Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Writer, Executive Producer, Media Broadcaster, Blogger, Health Educator

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA is founder of, award-winning broadcast journalist, featured writer for The Huffington Post, registered nurse and a leading voice in health offering practical advice for spectacular health focusing on patient|consumer empowerment and engagement, health care social media, health IT, mhealth and healthy living.  Barbara began her broadcasting career in radio as creator, host and executive producer of the award-winning Health in 30® radio show.  She is on the editorial advisory board and consumer health expert at and she is former senior director of clinical affairs at a telehealth company.  Barbara is a medical blogger, freelance writer, speaker, executive producer and health educator, and she is on the frontlines of health care as registered nurse.  She is President of Barbara Ficarra Productions, LLC and is she is consultant, moderator, and media trainer.  She has been quoted as an expert in health care for multiple journals and magazines and has appeared on FOX News Live.  She is a speaker at many professional conferences and seminars, and her professional affiliations include the Association of Health Care Journalists, New York Women in Communications, Microsoft Health Users Group, HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society), and American Telemedicine Association.  Healthin30 has been voted Best Health Blog 2011 by Healthline, and a new nationally syndicated radio, podcast and social media show, A Healthier Life with Barbara Ficarra, produced by George R. Lovelock and Barbara Ficarra is under development.  [@BarbaraFicarra]