Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Core Values and Paradigm Shifts in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:Core Values in U.S. Health Care Patient centricity Individual choice Interdisciplinary care Technology and innovation drive health care Technology drives health care spending 4
Slide notes:This lecture will introduce the core values of U.S. Health Care, and then discuss several major paradigm shifts in medicine, with an emphasis on patient-centric care, personal health records, team-based care, and the effect of technology on health care delivery. Let us consider some of the core values of health care in the United States today. A central tenet of the practice of health care and health care delivery in the U.S. at this time is the concept of patient centricity. Patients are at the center of the universe of health care delivery, and often exercise individual choice when it comes to management of their illnesses. The concept of interdisciplinary care has also gained attention, especially as diseases become more complex and management options correspondingly increase in complexity. Technology and innovation drive health care, but technology can also drive health care spending. 4