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:Technological Advances in the Administration of Health Care
Slide content:Introduction to and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S. Unit Summary Different types of health care and health care delivery Public Health has affected control of infectious diseases and contributed to improvements in data collection, training and infrastructure Multi-level care and technological advances reflects complexity of diseases and management There have been many significant paradigm shifts in the delivery of health care 18
Slide notes:This also concludes the unit Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S. In summary, there are many different types of health care delivery, ranging from in-patient facilities which include hospitals and short- and long-term care facilities to out-patient facilities where patients visit for specialty care and laboratory work. Public Health has significantly affected the control of infectious diseases, helped identify nutritional deficiencies, and contributed to a greater understanding of diseases. It has also supported improvements in data collection, training, and infrastructure. The emergence of multi-level care, accompanied by significant technological advances, reflects the increasing complexity of diseases and their management. This progress has, in part, driven a dramatic increase in health care costs, the containment of which is at the forefront of patient concerns. Finally, there have been significant changes in health care in response to patient core values, including from physician-centric to patient-centric care; from individual to team-based care; from paper-based management of medical information to a dominance of technology in the management of medical information and the delivery of health care. 18