Monthly Archives: March 2015

Eating Habits over the years- An Insight

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Eating Habits have dramatically changed in this fast paced world. A lot of people are dependent on restaurants for at least one of their meals on a daily basis. This trend is not in just the metros but is catching up in smaller towns and cities. As a result of this, the intake of calories, sugar, saturated fat and sodium has gone up significantly amongst the working class. Irrespective of whether you eat at a fast food restaurant or a multi cuisine restaurant, your intake of calories and sugar goes up dramatically.

There have been a lot of studies done in the past which suggest that adults who have reported to have been eating at fast food restaurants have consumed more calories, fat and sodium than the ones who have reported for not eating at fast food restaurants. According to a leading research company, people who have consumed food at both the fast food restaurants and multi cuisine restaurants are more likely to have health problems at an early age compared to the ones who have home cooked food.

The study also displayed some interesting statistics. According to the study, the individual characteristics also had an impact on the restaurant food consumption. One of the interesting facts of the study was that the Net Energy intake was much greater for middle class men compared to high income men.  The study confirmed that the adult’s fast food restaurant consumption results in higher energy intake and obesity problems.  The implications of such habits are adverse health problems and often become a cause of obesity. People who reported to consume food at multi cuisine restaurants regularly have also been found to have obesity problems.

Life has become fast paced; people have no time in this competitive world. More and more people in this competitive era have already started to compromise on their food habits to save time.  Affordability and accessibility to restaurants had never been so easy. Restaurants have become so much affordable and the service at the restaurants is impeccable.  The service has become so fast and excellent, that people have now started saving a lot of time.  It is time to wake up and know the implications. It is time to put extra efforts to improve diet and reduce the energy intake from the restaurants.

Hospital and Technology- The Trends

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The patient volume defines the reputation of any hospital. At the end of the day, all that matters is the number of Walk in Patients. In today’s competitive world, technology has become a critical factor for any Hospital’s reputation.   The Hospital that leverages the IT Services makes a mark in this fierce competition of attracting patients.

Providing patient friendly technology to its patients can make a huge impact on a Hospital’s reputation. Smart hospitals in today’s world realise this. One of the best example of this is the implementation of Central Scheduling. A lot of hospitals fail to implement this as they believe in having their departments to keep their own schedule for various reasons. The result is an unsatisfied patient. Smarter Hospitals are now working on Centralised Scheduling to make it easy for the patient. Its all about customer satisfaction and the patients will continue to come back.

One of the smartest technology trends in the recent years has been the use of the Speech assisted automated attendant system. This helps the Hospitals to save money with a voice recognition phone system. Technology has evolved and so has been the use of technology in the Hospital Industry. A lot of medical centers now use Master Patient Index as a database to assign a unique identity for each of its patients. This helps in saving a lot of time of the patients as they do not need to go through a series of forms as their information is already stored in the Hospital Data Base.

Hospital Industry is embracing technology like never before. A common trend in Hospitals these days is the presence of Self Register Kiosks. These Self Register Kiosks have been a major hit as it helps the patients to self check in at the hospitals. It is completely secure and the patients can also verify and update their information. Its not just the Corporate Hospitals & the Government Hospitals that are using the Technology to its advantage. The private hospitals, medical centres & clinics are making sincere efforts to provide the best of the services to its visitors. One service that has become common in the last year was of providing free wifi services to its visitors. Its not just the physicians, the doctors, the clinicians and other staff members who use mobile devices and smart phones can make use of this service but its for everybody including the patients.

Hospitals have become tech savvy. Last few years saw the implementation of the Online bill Payment across all the top hospitals. Last year we saw it introduced in private hospitals. Do not be surprised if you find the Online Bill payment facility in the Medical Centres and private clinics in the near future.