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Interoperability Solutions in Healthcare Market Size Worth USD 5.29 Billion By 2027

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The growth of the market is primarily driven by the growing need to curb rising healthcare costs as well as government initiatives to improve patient care and safety.

The global Interoperability Solutions in Healthcare Market is forecasted to reach USD 5.29 Billion by 2027, according to a new report by Emergen Research. The growing emphasis on patient safety, increasing the need to shore up that healthcare expenses, and policy efforts to enhance patient care quality are the main drivers driving development in demand for healthcare interoperability. Systems interoperability, information sharing, and access to data play an essential role in improving health outcomes. 

The research report includes a separate chapter for qualitative analysis. We have followed a descriptive approach while compiling the chapter. The macro and micro economic factors define the share and growth of market. These factors have been carefully understood through secondary and primary sources. All such factors have been explained under headings namely growth driving factors, growth restraining factors, market and technology trends and so on. Depending on the contribution and the growth potential, five countries were chosen for PESTEL analysis and the same has been described in the report.

The mobilization of individual health data across the full spectrum of health care providers within health organizations allows for coordinated, safe, and high-quality care that supports payment reforms, transparency efforts, and individuals' ability to manage their health. Consequently, the benefits provided by interoperability software for healthcare data will boost industry growth over the coming years. However, to achieve the right use of interoperability solutions and for their successful implementation, healthcare organizations are working holistically on strategies for data sharing & implementation, spanning the entire continuum of patient care.

Key participants include InterSystems Corporation, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Cerner Corporation Inc., Orion Health Group Limited, Koninklijke Philips NV, Epic Systems Corporation, ViSolve Inc., Infor Inc., iNTERFACEWARE, and Quality Systems Inc., among others.

To get leading market solutions, visit the link below: https://www.emergenresearch.com/industry-report/interoperability-solutions-in-healthcare-market

 

 

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When yoga was developed as a spiritual discipline in ancient India, it’s unlikely that its originators ever imagined how their practice would look thousands of years into the future. Intensely spiritual in its inception and throughout much of its history, yoga has evolved into something with a global scope and endless iterations – from the strictly traditional to modern inventions like beer and goat yoga.

But it’s perhaps yoga’s latest significant development–from a spiritually-centred pursuit to an increasingly regular feature of the scrupulously evidence-based, secular and scientific world of modern medicine–that is most striking. The evidence is growing to suggest that yoga has real value in a formal healthcare setting and that this complementary therapy could become a part of both prevention and treatment of a variety of illnesses.

A (Very) Short History of Yoga

Historians theorize that yoga could be between 5,000 and 10,000 years old, but the first written mentions of the word “yoga” appeared in sacred texts known as the Vedas during India’s Vedic period, which began in 1500 BCE. Perhaps the most famous of the yoga scriptures is the Bhagavad-Gîtâ, thought to date back to 500 BCE. In the 2nd century, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra collated various past scripts to create an 8-limb path to enlightenment, beginning the “classical” era where the roots of yoga became structured, and easier to teach and practice.

After this came to the development of Tantra and Hatha yoga (which are recognisable to us today), and until the early 1900s yoga was practised nearly exclusively in the East. The worldwide growth of yoga began with Swami Vivekananda delivering a presentation about yoga in Chicago in 1893, with the first yoga centre opening in Hollywood around 50 years later.

From this point, yoga has become fully integrated into the Western world, and the idea that yoga therapy can have a positive effect on the outcomes of a variety of health problems has been growing for decades. In the 1920s, Swami Kuvalayananda first introduced the idea that it would be possible to measure the physical and physiological changes that occurred through yoga practice, and since then a wealth of scientific research has been conducted on yoga’s impact on everything from heart disease to psychosis.

Yoga in Healthcare

The long fight against illness has bought us to a point that’s completely unique in human history. With the odd exception, we no longer need to worry about the ravages of infectious disease; knowing that widespread inoculation programs, good public hygiene and treatment options including antibiotics and antivirals tend to keep a lid on anything really nasty getting out of hand.

This is an extraordinary phenomenon and one that has been hundreds of years in the making, formed from the hard work of many generations of scientists and doctors making slow steps forward to a better future. But despite the fact we can celebrate that we are no longer dogged by plague, cholera, smallpox or any number of life-threatening illnesses, a new health crisis has arisen. A result both of our longer lifespans and widespread lifestyle change, chronic and non-communicable disease is set to be the biggest health challenge of the coming century.

A diet of processed, sugar-laden food, a working environment that allows little time for relaxation or creative expression, lack of exercise, loneliness, intense financial pressure – these are all features of many people’s lives in the modern world, and they are having a profound impact on their health. Whether it’s the rise in depression and anxiety or the fact that in 2015 84.1 million Americans aged 18 and older had prediabetes, it’s becoming clear that traditional medicine is struggling to tackle this modern health crisis.

This is where yoga can (and does) have a positive impact. Looking after people’s health is a very expensive endeavour, with significant amounts of a country’s GDP often dedicated to this one goal. Yoga is an inexpensive way to help people both manage symptoms of illness and to also stop the illness from developing in the first place, and it can be practised at any age, and at all stages of health.

Yoga is accessible, improves wellbeing, and those who practice yoga regularly are less likely to exhibit chronic mental and physical health problems. It is also associated with other positive lifestyle habits, suggesting that when people are encouraged to look after their health using yoga, they start to make healthier choices in other areas of life. Stubborn issues such as low back pain and insomnia can be alleviated with the implementation of a yoga therapy regime, and as general wellbeing improves, so does people’s experience of life.

Health is often determined by a complex range of social, economic and environmental factors, and the grinding nature of the long-term illness, as well the relentlessness of modern pressures, can make people feel utterly overwhelmed. Yoga can empower the individual and help them make the best choices for themselves, as well as being something that can be practised in a supportive community setting.

We are living longer lives than ever before, but this progress is threatened by preventable (if complex) issues such as obesity, and the quality of our lives is being undermined by poor mental health and unhappiness. The ongoing integration of yoga into traditional healthcare ultimately represents a shift in thinking. Instead of facing a disease by treating symptoms when they arise, healthcare is increasingly embracing the idea of considering the root cause of illness and working to prevent it from appearing in the first place.

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Today is the day you meditate! It’ll only take 5 minutes, and it just might change your life. Doubtful? That’s okay. I’ll tell you why and how to try it right now.

I get it - starting a meditation practice can be more daunting than starting a physical yoga practice. This could be because it’s often easier to be in the body than be in the mind. Which makes sense! According to the Eight Limbs, meditation is the next stage of the spiritual journey; it’s the natural progression toward peace, which is the byproduct of going deeper and deeper into the personal self, which gives way to the universal Self. That’s not exactly a light and leisurely walk in the park!

But we are here to evolve, to progress. Onward and inward we must go!

Asana, or what we in the western world refer to as just "yoga", is designed for our busy minds and bodies. But “yoga” includes so much more than chaturangas or downward facing dogs! Asana (specific postures on a yoga mat) is just one area, or limb of yoga; dhyana (meditation) is another. 

The purpose of each limb is, in their own ways, presence. With asana, we move with the breath, sweat, focus and work hard to put our bodies in different positions. All of this forces us to become present. 

I share the asana part of my practice on social media a lot, but there’s another part of my practice that’s just as important to me: meditation.

When you're practicing Astavakrasana, staying focused is not very difficult! But meditation? Sitting down, closing your eyes and spending just a few minutes alone with yourself? For many of us, that sounds impossibly terrifying. We all know what it’s like to hear harmful thoughts in our heads. Why go into that harsh space, on purpose? 

Because we are not those thoughts. And we can change them however we want to. Meditation teaches us this fundamental truth.

Have you ever tried sitting in stillness for a full hour or longer? Physically, it's extremely demanding. With a tight, tense body, your hips and lower back will start to bother you in no time, which it's distracting. Asana practice sprouted as a way to prepare our bodies for sitting in silence.

This means that the asana itself is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal, either. Doing handstands is definitely not the goal. Peace is the goal - learning how to truly be at peace with yourself.

Meditation changed my life. I can attribute so many of my life’s blessings to it. I want to make it approachable for you so you can reap the benefits, too! The meditation exercise below is anything but terrifying. It's very simple, and it only requires 5 minutes of your time. 

First, some words of encouragement:

Practicing meditation works the same way as practicing yoga - we need to practice! Remember your first downward facing dog and how difficult it was? How about your first vinyasa? Sitting in silence works the same way. It will be difficult at first, but the more you practice, the easier it gets. 

Second, know that you are safe.

A yoga mat seems scary until you learn it’ll always be there to hold you and support you without any judgment. Then, your yoga mat becomes your sacred space to come home to yourself. The same goes for sitting in meditation. You are safe to go within. What lies inside is the entire universe and all of its infinite love and wisdom. Whatever you dislike, know you can change it, remove it, wipe the slate clean.

Third, this is a small slice of what meditation can give you:

Practicing meditation can transform your life way beyond the body. Meditation helps create space between you and the life situations you find yourself in. Meditation brings calm. Focus. Wisdom. 

You'll never know where your meditation practice will take you before you start, and the key is consistency. Give it 5 minutes a day, ideally right after you wake up or right before you go to bed.

5-Minute Meditation Guide by Yoga Girl®

** Pro Tip: Move your body before sitting for meditation (that’s why asana came about, remember?) Go for a run, walk your dog, do some jumping jacks, dance in your living room or however else your body asks you to move. It will make sitting still much easier.

  1. Find a quiet place to sit. Make sure there aren’t any noises or things that can distract or disturb your focus.

  2. Place a small pillow or a folded blanket beneath your SIT bones. For many, it’s much more comfortable to sit with the creases of your hips slightly higher than your knees, so use a yoga block or stacked blankets to elevate your hips, if needed. 

  3. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Having a set timeframe helps your mind settle and loosen the grip on control. 

  4. Let your hands rest on your knees, palms down. Lengthen your spine from tailbone to crown, draw your jaw back and slightly down, and relax your shoulders down your back, opening your chest slightly. 

  5. Now, close your eyes.

  6. Become aware of the flow of the natural pace of your breath. Notice the gentle expansion and contraction of your low belly. Feel the flow of air through your nostrils and the subtle changes in your body with every breath. 

  7. Start directing your awareness to the small space you have between the two sides of your breath; the pause between the inhale and the exhale, and the gap between the exhale and the inhale. 

  8. Stay very, very present with your breath. When thoughts arise, don’t judge them. Allow them to be there without resistance, and don’t identify yourself with what comes and goes through your head. Be the watcher of your thoughts, not the participant.

  9. Through conscious awareness of your breath, create more space in between each thought. Stay here. Breathe. Be present. 

  10. When your 5 minutes are up, bring your hands together at the center of your heart and extend gratitude to everyone and everything you have to be grateful for in your life. 

  11. Repeat to yourself the holiest of all mantras: thank you, thank you, thank you. 

  12. Open your eyes and turn the corners of your mouth into a smile.

Set aside 5 minutes every day for this simple meditation! Gradually increase the time you sit in silence until you’re comfortable meditating for 20 minutes or more each day. 

However much time you prioritize daily for meditation, for mindful breathing or mindfulness of some kind, celebrate yourself!! It all adds up to make you show up more whole and vibrant for your life, your family and the whole wide world.

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Taking time to stretch and centre yourself as a mother is important to try to fit into your hectic schedule. Yoga has been proven to improve both physical and mental health, which, as we all know are so important in this stressful time of life! Are you struggling to try to find time to fit your practice into your routine? Here are a few poses that can be done in hardly any time, anywhere and they offer some amazing benefits:

1. FORWARD FOLD

Inversions, such as forward folds, are thought to provide the following benefits:

  • Improved circulation
  • Increased immunity
  • Increased energy
  • Increased relaxation
  • Better balance

Forward folds also strengthen and stretch the muscles in the legs, hips, and spine. To protect the lower back, keep your knees slightly bent when doing the pose. It can feel nice to fold halfway over while holding onto a countertop, the back of the couch, or your stroller or grocery cart handles. Focus on keeping the spine straight, rather than rolling your shoulders forward into a “hunch” while bending. To do this, think about pushing your chest towards your thighs if folding fully, or towards the floor, if folding halfway.

2. TREE

Balancing postures, such as tree pose, are great for increasing focus and helping us connect to our breath. If you are feeling off-kilter, use tree pose to centre yourself and drop back into your body.

Yogi Elizabeth Wellington recommends the following approach to tree pose:

"Start with your feet hip-width apart. Take a few deep breaths, and lift your left foot. Rest the bottom of your left foot along your shin, and if you’re comfortable, bring it up to rest on your thigh. Breathe with your eyes fixed on a focal point ahead of you. Switch sides to reap the benefits of this balancing pose."

3. CAT COW

Cat-Cow can be performed on the floor, on all fours, or seated in a chair or on a stability ball. It is a simple sequence where you round your back and press the space between your shoulder blades up if you’re on all fours, or into the back of the chair if you’re seated. Exhale as you round, like a cat. Then, inhaling through the nose, raise your forehead and arch your back, like a cow. Keep your core engaged by tucking your tailbone forward a tiny bit. Flowing with your breath, repeat the sequence several times.

This is a great pose to relieve feelings of anxiety or fear. It is easily performed in a variety of settings, from your desk chair, to the bathroom stall, on your bed, or the floor of your living room. If you are practising yoga in the midst of children, this is a really fun way to engage your kids in the practice. Invite them to moo like a cow and meow like a cat as you move through the sequence!

4. STANDING FIGURE FOUR

This is an easy stretch to perform just about anywhere. I’ve been known to drop into a standing figure four stretch while waiting in checkout lines while standing and talking to a friend at the park while cooking, and just about everywhere else.

To get into this pose, sit back as though you’re dropping into a chair, with knees bent and core strength. Shift your weight into the heels. Then, lift one foot and cross it over the opposite leg, so your ankle is sitting on your thigh. You may have to come up out of your “chair” slightly or depending on your flexibility, you might be able to sit deeper into your chair once you've balanced in your figure four stance.

This posture stretches the legs, hips, calves, and piriformis muscles. Keep your core strong and engaged to avoid angering your lower back muscles. Avoid placing the ankle directly on the knee. If you’ve got a history of knee problems, it might feel better to practice this pose lying down on your back.

5. TOE SQUAT

This simple pose comes from the Yin Yoga practice and helps to open the body’s lower meridians. The six meridians that begin and end in the lower body are the Liver, Gall Bladder, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Spleen, and Stomach. By simply kneeling, tucking your toes under, and sitting back towards your heels, you can gently release these lower meridians through a toe squat.

Those new to the toe squat may find that sitting back is too uncomfortable at first. Only go back as far as you can without experiencing discomfort, and lean forward resting your hands on a block if need be. It is handy to have something to distract you while in toe squat, because focusing intently on the sensation can intensify discomfort. It’s a great time to get down to your child’s level and engage with them!

Place a blanket under your feet, or perform this pose on a rug or soft surface to minimize pain. You can hold this pose up to two-three minutes, but feel free to take a break, roll your ankles, and drop back in. Enjoy the release of your feet and toes!

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YOGA ASANAS TO LOSE BELLY FAT

A monotonous lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise and high stress levels are all reasons for that pot belly. The wider your abdomen gets, the higher the level of risk! There are no shortcuts to getting rid of abdominal fat but proper diet with good fitness routine can help reduce belly fat to a large extent. If you don’t want to hit the gym then yoga is always an option. It not only helps decrease abdominal fat but also allows your body and mind to feel rejuvenated.

Try out these yoga asanas to feel the difference...

Tadasana

This is the warm up pose. Known as mountain pose, it improves blood circulation and allows your body to get ready for the other poses. Here’s how you can do it:

●       Stand with your feet flat, heels slightly spread out.

●       Stretch your hands to the front and bring your palms closer to each other. Inhale and stretch your spin. Raise your folded up above your head and stretch as much as you can.

●       Try to lift your ankles while stretching and stand on your toes. Stare at the ceiling, breathe in and out. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds and inhale and while exhaling slowly relax and bring your feet back to the floor.

●       Repeat this at least 10 times and increase the time slowly.

Caution: People who have low blood pressure, insomnia and headache should avoid this pose.

 

Paschimottanasana

Known as seated forward bend, this asana stimulates the centre of the solar plexus. It not only acts as a tummy toning pose but the forward bend offers an admirable level of stretch to the hamstring, thighs and hips. This asana is ideal for those who are prone to digestive disorders.

●       Sit on the floor with your legs in front.

●       Keep your spine erect, inhale and stretch your hands above your head without bending your elbows.

●       Slowly come forward and try to touch your toes, once you are able to do that hold them and try pulling them backwards till you experience a stretch on your hamstrings. Breathe in and hold your tummy in and try to retain the position for 60-90 seconds.

●       Repeat these 10 times in the beginning, then slowly do it 25 times or more.

Caution: Do not attempt if you have slip disc disorders, abdominal surgery, asthma and diarrhoea.

 

Pavanamuktasana

The wind relieving pose helps in alleviating various gastric problems, which includes indigestion and constipation. Since your knees exert pressure on your tummy, holding this position for more than a minute can help triggering the burning fat in the region.

●       Lie down face upwards with your arms on either sides and feet stretched out and heels touching each other.

●       Bend your knees. Take a deep breath and as you exhale bring the bent knees towards your chest and wrap your arms around it.

●       Inhale again and while you exhale lift your head allowing your chin to touch your knees. Hold this position for 60-90 seconds while continuously breathing. Exhale and slowly bring yourself to the initial position. Relax!

●       Repeat this asana for at least 7-10 times, while leaving a 15 second interval.

Caution: Do not attempt this if you are pregnant, have spinal issues, blood pressure and heart issues.

 

Bhujangasana

The cobra pose gives your abdomen a good stretch. Regular practice of this asana can help in strengthening the back muscles. This is the asana advised for postpartum back pain.

●       Lie down with your chest facing down, legs slightly apart and toes touching the flour. Keep your hands on either side of the body with palms facing the floor.

●       Bring the palms beneath your shoulders. Inhale deeply and slowly lift your chest and head off the floor. Fix your gaze to the ceiling. Tuck your pubis towards your navel and keep your buttocks firm.

●       Hold on to this for 15-30 seconds, while breathing normally. Inhale and slowly lower yourself, exhale and relax. Relax for 15 seconds and start the second set.

●       Perform this asana at least 10 times to begin with and then 30 times with increase in time.

Caution: Bend backwards only till the time you feel comfortable, if you feel any discomfort stop right there. Do not perform if you are pregnant or suffer from back injury and carpal tunnel syndrome.

 

Balasana

The child pose is the best to calm your body after a rigorous session.

●       Sit on your knees, heels slightly apart and your buttocks nearly touching the floor. Keep your hand on your knees and keep your spine erect.

●       Inhale and slowly stretch your arms upwards, exhale and slowly bend forward touching your palms and forehead on the floor.

●       Stay there for some time. Breathe normally and keep your tummy tucked in.

●       Inhale and slowly come up. Exhale and relax to the initial position. Get ready for the shavasana.

Caution: Do not perform if you are pregnant.

 

Shavasana

The corpse pose allows your body to relax after a rigorous workout.

●       Lie down with your face upwards, keep your feet together or stretched out.

●       Keep your hands on either side of the body. Close your eyes.

●       Inhale and exhale deeply, allowing your body to relax completely.

Stay there till you feel your body is normal.

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