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Choose Friends Wisely – Your Eating Habits May Change – Infographic

Posted on November 6, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

My family and I always joke that we all love sweets because it’s hereditary. Well, it might just be because one of us liked sweets a lot…and the rest of us picked up the habit. In this infographic, it shows that eating is contagious. It is so true. The first line in this says “Obesity and healthiness can be contagious!” And I truly believe it. My son has an intolerance to chocolate, and since I nurse him, I’ve had to cut it out of my diet. Over the summer, my sister saw me doing that and decided that she wanted to cut chocolate out…just for the sheer fact that I felt healthier, and she wanted to as well. I’ve found that when I’m with other people who are eating unhealthy, I don’t feel as bad “pigging out,” but when I’m with more health conscious friends, I am very cautious about what I eat. Maybe when we pick our friends or spouse, we should observe their eating habits first!

Where You Live Affects What You Eat Infographic

Posted on October 29, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

Ever wonder about the eating habits of people that live in San Francisco or Philly? How about Tokyo or Sao Paulo? This infographic takes a look into what people in different cities around the world eat, and assign them a “health rating,” which shows the average percentile of fit/fat health ratings on the Eatery. For Tokyo, the creators of this infographic said they weren’t sure why their rating was so low. That perplexed me a little bit as well, seeing as their top foods include fish, curry, and tofu. I couldn’t overall relate to one specific city, but felt more like my eating habits were a mix of all these cities. Another great infographic from Massive Health.

Be Careful Where You Eat — It Affects More Than You Realize — Infographic

Posted on October 22, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

Tempted to go out to eat? Think again. This infographic shows how where we eat heavily affects health and obesity rates. Yes, it is possible to eat healthy when going out, but it is definitely very hard. Have you seen the portion sizes at most restaurants? They are enough to feed two or three people — which is the reason why my husband and I always share meals. And not only does eating at home versus out affect health, but where you live does as well.

Times and Days Affect Eating Habits – Infographic From Massive Health

Posted on October 11, 2012 I Written By

Katie Clark is originally from Colorado and currently lives in Utah with her husband and son. She writes primarily for Smart Phone Health Care, but contributes to several Health Care Scene blogs, including EMR Thoughts, EMR and EHR, and EMR and HIPAA. She enjoys learning about Health IT and mHealth, and finding ways to improve her own health along the way.

This is another very interesting infographic from Massive Health. Throughout my life, I’ve been trying to avoid eating after 8, consume most of my calories during the earlier part of the day, and when I eat richer foods, limit my portion size. However, I’ll be the first to admit I don’t always follow those “rules.” Well, this infographic really made me re-examine my own habits, because I could see that I fell into some of these patterns. Interesting statistics, and it definitely makes me want to eat a good, healthy breakfast! I wonder what mobile health apps can help to change our eating habits.

Healthy Eating Infographics and Visualization by Massive Health

Posted on September 20, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Massive Health has created this really interesting page which shows a fascinating visualization of how healthy we eat. Plus, they have 5 infographics on healthy eating as well. I’ve embedded one of them below. Very cool! I love when people use data for good.

Massive Health – Mozilla Firefox Creative Director’s “Design Renaissance” in Healthcare

Posted on December 15, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Hardly any of you have probably heard of Massive Health. Almost none of you have probably heard the name Aza Raskin. Few of you probably know that much about Mozilla Firefox beyond some of you using it to browse the internet. Let’s just say that Mozilla Firefox has changed web browsing as we know it and one of the creative people behind its success is named Aza Raskin.

Why does this matter to EMR and HIPAA? Well, Aza Raskin has announced that he’s leaving Mozilla to start a new health care startup company called Massive Health.

Currently, there’s not much information on the health care startup and only one tweet on the official Massive Health twitter account. Although, it already has 1488 followers. Which is pretty amazing for a healthcare twitter account that’s about a day old.

If you read Aza’s post about the move, you can tell that he takes a unique and thoughtful approach to design. Here’s one section that describes his goals in healthcare:

Each of us has a unique ability. I want to use mine—the knowledge to make products which are disruptively easier and more enjoyable to use—to change people’s lives. Life-changing not in the sense of a new social website or better email, but in making people’s lives materially better by helping them get and stay healthy. Anyone that’s been sick, overweight, or had to deal with a doctor knows that health is a field in dire need of humane design.

Humane Design. Sounds like a relative to the usability of EMR that I’ve talked so much about.

I’m intrigued by what Massive Health might do for healthcare. It seems like a consumer health startup more than one for doctors. I guess he has to start somewhere. I’ll be interested to see what type of creativity he brings to healthcare. A look at the Massive Health website (basically a landing page) looks like they’re going to have a lot of fun doing it too.