Keeping up with Digital Healthcare & what Consumers want

My love of Infographics continues unabated!

Behold, a  summary of the 2013 National Market Insights Survey compiled in 2013 by National Research Corporation, the largest online healthcare consumer survey in the US.

It’s an infographic that says so much… .. about much…about Patient or User Preferences, the impact of Social Media on Health Care & what the future may have in store (hopefully) based on our ever growing use of smartphones, computers and social media. It’s leading to more of us becoming more engaged in our own healthcare and sharing our experiences good and bad with others. It’s about the age of “Customer Centric” health care. Providers necessarily, have to catch up to what we are looking for in a hurry; most are lagging behind our expectations.


From National Research Corporation a Checkup on the State of Digital HealthCare

From National Research Corporation a Checkup on the State of Digital HealthCare

The value & benefits of a Future with mhealth

Nice infographic from the future …

The future of mHealth from eClinicalWorks (a leader in ambulatory clinical solutions, dedicated to technology) eClinicalWorks surveyed 2,291 healthcare professionals including 649 physicians in the US in January 2013

From Technorati Media-What Doctors wish they could do remotely

From Technorati Media-What Doctors wish they could do remotely

Good News: 5 Second Rule may not be a myth

So says new research. The 5-second rule where if food is retrieved within 5 seconds of being dropped on the floor, it is safe to eat because there has not been enough time for bacteria to contaminate it, may not be a myth after all

The 5 second rule for dropped food may not be a myth Professor Anthony Hilton of Aston University (UK) assessed the transfer of common bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) between different floor types (carpet, laminate, tile) and foods(toast, pasta, biscuits and sticky candy) for varying lengths of time (between 3 and 30 seconds)

Results of the analysis revealed:

  • The time is a significant factor in how much bacteria is transferred – the longer food is left on the floor, the more bacteria it picks up
  • The type of floor surface matters as far as the amount of bacteria transferred-less likely with carpet and most likely with laminate or tile

“Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection risk as it very much depends on which bacteria are present on the floor at the time. However, the findings of this study will bring some light relief to those who have been employing the 5-second rule for years, despite a general consensus that it is purely a myth.”                                    So Said Professor Hilton

This is also good news because as part of the study participants were asked if they had eaten food dropped on the floor.

Our study showed that a surprisingly large majority of people (87%) are happy to consume dropped food, with women the most likely to do so (55%). But they are also more likely to follow the 5 second rule (81%), which our research has shown to be much more than an old wives’ tale.”