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:Paradigm Shifts in Medicine: Dominance of Technology in Health Care Delivery Health information technology (HIT) Allows comprehensive management of information Secure exchange between patients and providers HIT can Improve quality and prevent medical errors Increase efficiency of care Reduce unnecessary health care costs Increase administrative efficiencies Expand access to affordable care Improve population health 12
Slide notes:The final paradigm shift that we will examine in this unit is the shift toward a dominance of technology in health care delivery. We have seen this over the past few years, but technology has taken an ever more important role in health care delivery. Health Information Technology, or HIT allows comprehensive management of medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers. But the dominance of technology has also been driven by other factors. The broad use of Health Information Technology has the potential to improve health care quality, prevent medical errors, increase the efficiency of care, and reduce unnecessary health care costs. Technology can increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable care. In the arena of public health, technology can improve population health. 12