Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Types of Health Care Systems
Slide content:Universality, Portability, and Accessibility The last three principles protect patient rights Universality Right to health care Portability Provides coverage between regions or travels outside of Canada Accessibility Provided regardless of health, age, or income 22
Slide notes:The last three principles explain the rights of patients within the health care plan. The universality principle states that all Canadian residents should receive the same level of care within their province or territory. The portability principle states that residents must receive health care coverage if they travel outside of Canada or if they move from one province or territory to another. This principle also ensures coverage during the brief waiting period to join a health plan when residents move between provinces and territories. The accessibility principle states that every resident must have access to health care, regardless of their health, age, or income. Health care providers must also be adequately paid for their services. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 22