Prior to beginning work on this discussion make sure you log in to www.ashford.edu and
use the provided username and password to access the class materials for HCA 205.
Then review your assigned textbook chapters, especially the Technologies and Health
Care Developments time line in Section 10.1, and the other required readings for this
week: The financial and nonfinancial costs of implementing electronic health records in
primary care practices, The business case for implementing electronic health records in
primary care settings in the United States, OCR Privacy Brief: Summary of the HIPAA
Privacy Rule (Links to an external site.), Sick Around the World (Links to an external
site.), Electronic Health Records: Privacy and Security (Links to an external site.).
Health care systems around the world provide different levels and types of care, but
funding foreign systems differs greatly 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 of your selected countryâ€™s health care
system. In your main response, address the following elements, which includes your
answers to the questions below:
ï‚• Describe any foreign health care system by answering the following
o How do the citizens of the country access health care?
o How do the citizens of the country pay for health care?
o What is the quality of the health care they receive? Are there
unique services provided?
o How is technology used within the system to benefit patients and
o What are at least one pro and one con of your chosen countryâ€™s
ï‚• Identify at least two examples of similarities between your selected country
and the U.S. health care system.
ï‚• Differentiate between U.S. health care and your chosen countryâ€™s health care
system by sharing at least two differences.
You must use government resources from your chosen country in addition to your
textbook for your research and response. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source for any
discussion or assignment. You may also want to review What Is CRAAP? A Guide to
Evaluating Web Sources (Links to an external site.).
Please let me know if you have any questions before writing.
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