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 2
Lecture:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:Financing Health Care, Part 2 Summary 1 Lecture d Improved efficiency Health information technology Evidence-based medicine Medical home model Lower costs 5.6% Comprehensive care Concierge medicine or Retainer Enhanced services No research to support cost containment 22
Slide notes:This concludes lecture d of Financing Health Care, Part 2 . In summary, prospective cost savings may come from a combination of health care methods. Improved efficiency through the use of health information technology, evidence-based medicine, and clinical practice guidelines has the potential to produce the most saving. Evaluating new technology and incorporating the evidence of its effectiveness into clinical practice guidelines may lead to substantial savings in the future. New primary care models, such as the Medical Home, have shown reduction in costs and potential for savings, while the jury is still out on Concierge Medicine and retainer practice models. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 22