Ch 14: Trends in Healthcare

About This Chapter

Study for a test or catch up in class at your convenience by reviewing this informative chapter on trends in healthcare. Along with each lesson, you'll find a self-assessment quiz you can utilize to make sure you've understood what you've learned as you move through the chapter.

Trends in Healthcare - Chapter Summary

Professional instructors created this chapter on trends in healthcare to make these subjects approachable and easy to understand. Work at your own pace as you review U.S. health care reform and how information technology is changing the way healthcare works. These resources are accessible to you 24 hours a day on any smartphone, tablet or computer. If you have questions along the way, reach out to an expert through the Dashboard for help. This chapter is designed to help you:

  • Define U.S. health care reform and its policies
  • Discuss the functions of accountable care organizations
  • Provide the definition and model of a medical home
  • Describe the ways healthcare is being changed by information technology
  • Outline data breaches in health care
  • Identify the impact of advances in health care technology

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Trends in Healthcare
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U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies

1. U.S. Health Care Reform: Definition & Policies

In this lesson, you will learn important definitions and policies that are currently driving healthcare reform. This is a hot topic that spans many spheres of government and the private sector, and is especially important for those looking for healthcare coverage. Let the journey begin!

Accountable Care Organizations: Definition & Functions

2. Accountable Care Organizations: Definition & Functions

In this lesson, we'll define a new healthcare program called accountable care organizations. You'll also learn about why they were created, and see examples of their goals and successes.

Medical Home: Definition, Model & Functions

3. Medical Home: Definition, Model & Functions

A medical home is a healthcare model that is supposed to make the patient the center of care. This lesson will discuss the definition, model, and function of the medical home.

How Information Technology is Changing Healthcare

4. How Information Technology is Changing Healthcare

This lesson will examine how information technology throughout healthcare is used to support patients, hospital staff, and other providers involved in care delivery and the decision-making processes in healthcare organizations.

Data Breaches in Healthcare

5. Data Breaches in Healthcare

More and more, data breaches are starting to happen to healthcare records as often as financial records. This lesson explains why that could be more dangerous for consumers.

Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

6. Impact of Advances in Health Care Technology

From the rise of the personal computer to the use of surgical robotics, healthcare technology has changed dramatically. Read this lesson to learn more about how technological advances have made tremendous strides in terms of healthcare access, affordability, and overall patient care.

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