We are presently facing a health care crisis that is getting more dire every day. We are encouraged to turn this sacred task over to others, many of whom know little about how to maintain health and a great deal about ways to make a lot of money by shunting patients through a labyrinth of tests, drugs, and procedures at a substantial profit for the providers, even if the patient doesn't survive it all.
In the United States, primary care physicians have begun to deliver primary care outside of the managed care (insurance-billing) system through direct primary care which is a subset of the more familiar concierge medicine Physicians in this model bill patients directly for services, either on a pre-paid monthly, quarterly, or annual basis, or bill for each service in the office.
Let's face facts, the 40% rate of c-sections in Korea is an absolute disgrace to the reputation of the health system, whether the reasons are profit-driven or astrology-related, there's simply no excuse for endangering millions of women's lives unnecessarily in the name of either.
In terms of communication, modern technology has unquestionably breakdown the barriers as now the massive use of electronic recording or encoding of patients data into computer has made things easier for nurses or doctors who are trying to access the health patients data.
Health information technology can be divided into further components like Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Personal Health Record (PHR), Practice Management System (PMS), Health Information Exchange (HIE) and many more.