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:Public Health Care in the United Kingdom and Canada United Kingdom: National Health Service Department of Health funds 5 regional health care plans throughout the country Canada: MEDICARE Provincial/Territorial Single Payor Medicare funds provinces and territories, which run their own health plans 8
Slide notes:In the United Kingdom, health care is centrally administered by the Department of Health. The Department distributes funds to single-payor systems in five regions of the country. With some exceptions that will be discussed later, health care services are primarily provided at government facilities by government employed providers. It is the prototypical socialized medicine model. In Canada, the federal Health Canada department administers a program called Medicare, in all capital letters, which distributes funds to provinces and territories. These regions are similar to states in the U.S. The provinces and territories use the federal funds, along with regional funds to administer their own provincial or territorial health care plans. Each plan must meet certain national standards and services vary by province and territory. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 8