NR512 Health IT Topic of Week Assignment

NR512 Health IT Topic of Week Assignment

NR512 Health IT Topic of Week Assignment

NR 512 Week 6 Discussion Health IT Hot Topic of the Week and Impact on Practice Recent

Health IT Hot Topic of the Week and Impact on Practice

What was the HealthIT Hot Topic you selected related to your specialty? Why did you select it? How will this impact your practice?

This assignment is designed to help students

Develop an appreciation for informatics, basic skills and knowledge required in practice settings. Students will select a “hot” or popular topic of particular interest to their practice to discuss. The topic will be selected from the website using the link provided in the course Assignments section.

Requirements

Website Exploration:

Visit the following site http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/ Links to an external site. (explore healthcare technology news on CPOE, EMRs, E-prescribing, HIE, PHRs, HIT stimulus, and other health IT news)

Visit the following site www.fierceemr.com Links to an external site. (this site contains weekly newsletter on EMRs, meaningful use, ARRA and privacy. Select 1 of 5 Topics/Popular Content of the Week to use in the weekly discussions)

Students will access FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT via the link provided in the Week 5 reading assignment module and choose a “current/popular” topic of the week that may impact their practice. Students will discuss the rationale for selecting the topic, how it will impact practice in a positive or negative way, and cite pros and cons in a professionally developed paper. Include a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were applied in the development of the assignment. Finally, make some suggestions for the future. Submit completed FierceHealthIT Topic paper for Wk. 5 to dropbox by end of Week 5.

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Preparing the paper

1. The FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT Current/Popular Topic of the Week assignment must be a professional, scholarly prepared paper. See the guidelines for writing a professional, scholarly paper in the Course Resources. The professional paper will have an introduction, body of paper to explain what you are doing, summary/conclusion, and at least three scholarly references.

2. Required texts may be used as references, but a minimum of three sources must be from outside of course readings.

3. All aspects of the paper must be in APA format as expressed in the 6th edition.

4. The paper (excluding the title page, introduction and reference page) is 4-6 pages in length.

5. Ideas and information from professional sources must be cited correctly.

6. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing.

Rubric

Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction NR512 Health IT Topic of Week Assignment

20

11.4

Introduction presents a brief overview of the parts of the paper.

Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic

30

17

Provides convincing rationale for topic selection

Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.

40

23

Convincing arguments of how topic impacts practice in a positive or negative manner; pros and cons are presented

Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment

30

17

Provides a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process to develop the assignment

Conclusion

20

11.4

Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are provided

APA Style

20

11.4

Text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.

Citations

7

4

Ideas and information from sources are cited correctly. There are a minimum of three scholarly, current (5 years or less) references.

Writing Mechanics

8

4.5

Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work,

Total

175

100%

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

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