• Explain how changes in medical technology affect health care costs.
• Discuss 1–2 current trends in medical technology and how those trends are expected to impact the performance of the U.S. health care system and public health.
Book: Shi, Leiyu, Singh, D. A. (2015). Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach, 6th Edition.
Chapters, 4, 5, 6
Federal Spending on the Government’s Major Health Care Programs is Projected to Rise Substantially Relative to GDP
This white paper by the Congressional Budget Office discusses the cost of the US government’s major health care programs.
Health IT Legislation and Regulations
This government website discusses health information technology legislation and regulations.
Leadership By Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality
This book by The National Academies Press discusses government’s role in health care quality. Chapter 2 of the book discusses six major government health programs in the United States.
Mobilizing a Revolution: How Cellphones are Transforming Public Health
This article by Harvard School of Public Health discusses how cellphones are being leveraged to benefit public health.
Snapshots: How Changes in Medical Technology Affect Health Care Costs
This Kaiser Family Foundation article discusses medical technology and how it affects healthcare costs.