Healthcare systems around the world provide different levels and types of care; funding foreign systems is dramatically different from the United States. Choose a country other than the United States, and research its health care system. For this discussion, you will provide an overview on your selected country’s health care system. In your main response, address the following elements including consideration of your answers to the questions below: •Describe any foreign healthcare system by answering the following questions: ◦How do the people in the country access health care? ◦How do the citizens of the country pay for the health care? ◦What is the quality of the health care they receive? Are there unique services provided? ◦Describe some of the pros and cons of the system. •Identify at least two examples of similarities between your selected country and the U.S. healthcare system. •Differentiate between U.S. health care and the health care system of the country you chose by sharing at least two examples of how they are different. You must use at least two scholarly or government resources besides your textbook in your research and response. Guided Response: Review your classmate’s posts. Choose two classmates who selected two different countries than you did and respond as follows: •Identify one element that you would recommend to include in the U.S. healthcare system. •Discuss your reasons why this would be beneficial for the U.S. healthcare system. Batnitzky, A., Hayes, D., & Vinall, P.E. (2014). The U.S. healthcare system: An introduction. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. ◦Chapter 8: Healthcare Policy ◦Chapter 10: Healthcare and Technology ◦Chapter 11: International Systems in Healthcare Articles 1.Fleming, N. S., Culler, S. D., McCorkle, R., Becker, E. R., & Ballard, D. J. (2011). The financial and nonfinancial costs of implementing electronic health records in primary care practices. Health Affairs, 30(3), 481-489. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. ◦This article discusses electronic health records (EHR) implementation, which is a focus of the first discussion this week. 2.Holloway, M., & Fensholt, E. (2013). HHS finalizes HIPAA privacy and data security rules, including stricter rules for breaches of unsecured PHI. Benefits Law Journal, 26(2), 95-102. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. ◦This article talks about HIPAA and the need for stricter rules for breaches, which is part of the first discussion this week. 3.Kumar, S., & Bauer, K. (2011). The business case for implementing electronic health records in primary care settings in the United States. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, 10(2), 119-131. doi:10.1057/rpm.2009.14 ◦The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article discusses EHR implementation, which is a focus of the first discussion this week. 4.McGinn, C. A., Gagnon, M.-P., Shaw, N., Sicotte, C., Mathieu, L., Leduc, Y., . . . Légaré,, F. (2012). Users’ perspectives of key factors to implementing electronic health records in Canada: A Delphi study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12, 105-117. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-105 ◦The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library or here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3470948 ◦This article approaches EHR implementation from various points of view: non-physician health care professionals, health information professionals, managers, and physicians. 5.McGinn, C. A., Grenier, S., Duplantie, J., Shaw, N., Sicotte, C., Mathieu, L., . . . Gagnon, M.-P. (2011). Comparison of user groups’ perspectives of barriers and facilitators to implementing electronic health records: A systematic review. BMC Medicine, 9(1), 46-55. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-46 ◦The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library or here: https://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/9/46 ◦This article is similar to the other McGinn article with a listing of concerns regarding implementation. 6.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Information Privacy: The Privacy Rule. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/privacyrule/ ◦This article focuses on HIPAA, a focus of EHR implementation, which is part of the first discussion.
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