Information Systems in Healthcare Paper

Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to select a topic related to information systems in healthcare from the list provided, research and analyze the topic, and describe how you will apply your newfound knowledge to your nursing practice.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet one or more of the following Course Outcomes depending upon the topic selected:

CO#1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO#1)

CO#2: Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care. (PO#2)

CO#3: Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes. (PO#3)

CO#4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO#4)

CO#5: Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (PO#5)

CO#6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client’s right to privacy. (PO#6)

CO#7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions related to achieving nurse sensitive outcomes. (PO#7)

CO#8: Discuss the value of best evidence as a driving force to institute change in delivery of nursing care. (PO#8)

Points

This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

Your completed paper is due at the end of Week 4. Submit it to the Dropbox by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT. Post your questions to the weekly Q&A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments and academic integrity. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.

Topics

Select ONE of these topics for the focus of your paper:

· Standard terminologies (CO3, CO8)

· Decision-making support tools (CO4, CO8)

· Patient care technologies (CO5, CO8)

· Data integrity, legal and ethical implications (CO7, CO8)

Directions

  1. You are to research, analyze, and write an APA-formatted scholarly paper about the topic that you have selected.
  2. Write an introduction that defines and describes the topic. Address what purpose the topic serves and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare in general, and nursing care in particular. Keep in mind that APA guidelines state you are not to use the heading of “Introduction,” but you should include it at the beginning of your paper.
  3. Search for scholarly sources and relevant websites. Include a minimum of three sources. Cite these in the body of the paper and include them in the References list following proper APA formatting.
  4. Provide two examples of your topic.Describe the main features or aspects of each example with support from your sources.
  5. Describe an experience where the topic impacted you personally, either when you were receiving health care, or when you were providing nursing care. Relate one positive aspect of this experience. Relate one negative aspect of this experience and how it could have been improved.
  6. Write a conclusion that summarizes the topic. Predict the future for this topic. Explain how your newfound insight will influence your nursing care.
  7. Use Microsoft Word to develop your paper. Use APA formatting. Refer to the Publication manual of the APA, 6th edition. Review the various APA documents included in this course and the Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies (CCSSS) that can help you with your writing. Take advantage of the tutoring service, Smarthinking, which is linked under Student Resources.
  8. The length of the paper should be 4–5 pages (and no more than 8) in length, excluding the title page and the reference page.

NOTE: Review the section on Academic Honesty found in the Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words) unless properly cited.

Grading Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction

25

12.5%

Define and describe the topic, its purpose, and its impact on healthcare and nursing care.

Topic Examples

50

25%

Provide two examples of your topic. Describe the main features or aspects of each example.

Personal Experience

50

25%

Describe a personal or work-related experience with the topic. Relate one positive and one negative aspect of this experience, and how it could have been improved.

Conclusion

25

12.5%

Summarize the topic including its definition, purpose, and impact on healthcare and nursing care. Predict the future for this topic. Describe your current (or anticipated) employment situation and how what you have learned will influence your nursing care.

Supporting Evidence

25

12.5%

Locate, cite, and reference a minimum of three relevant sources of evidence that indicate an information search has been conducted. One must be a peer-reviewed journal article.

Scholarly Writing and APA Format

25

12.5%

· Title page, running head, and page numbers. (3 pts.)

· Include an introduction, body, and conclusion/ recommendations sections (Level 1 headings) that are clearly labeled. There is a logical flow. (10 pts.)

· Grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure are correct. (2 pts.)

· Body of the paper includes properly formatted in-text citations, and the reference page includes properly referenced sources that were cited in the paper in APA format. (3 pts.)

· Evidence of spelling and grammar check. (2 pts.)

Total

200

100%

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

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria

A

Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance

B

Very Good or High Level of Performance

C

Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance

F

Poor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance

Introduction

25points

Introduces and describes the topic in depth, its purpose, and its impact on healthcare and nursing care.

23–25 points

Introduces and describes the topic in fair depth and detail, its purpose, and its impact on healthcare and nursing care.

21–22 points

Introduces and briefly describes the topic, and its impact on healthcare or nursing care.

19–20 points

Does not introduce or describe the topic, ordoes not describe impact on healthcare or nursing care.

0–37 points

Topic Examples

50 points

Provides two outstanding examples that exemplify your topic. Describes the main features or aspects of each example indepth.

46–50 points

Provides two appropriate examples that relate to your topic. Describes the main features or aspects of each example in some detail.

42–45 points

Provides two examples that relate to your topic. Describes the main features or aspects of each example briefly.

38–41 points

Provides only one example or no examples that may not relate to your topic. Fails to describe, or inaccurately describes, the examples.

0–37 points

Personal Experience

50 points

Describes a personal or work-related experience that is an excellent example of the topic. Relates one positive and one negative aspect of this experience, and how it could have been improved.

46–50 points

Describes a personal or work-related experience that generally relates to the topic. Relates one positive or one negative aspect of this experience, and how it could have been improved.

42–45 points

Describes a personal or work-related experience that somewhat relates to the topic. Relates one positive or one negative aspect of this experience.

38–41 points

Fails to describe, or minimally describes, an experience that may or may not relate to the topic. Or, fails to describe positive and negative aspects of this experience or how it could be improved.

0–37 points

Conclusion

25 points

Clearly summarizes the topic including its definition, purpose, and impact on healthcare and nursing care. Predicts the future for this topic based on supporting evidence found in your sources. Describes your current (or anticipated) employment situation and how what you have learned will influence your nursing care.

23–25 points

Summarizes the topic including its definition, purpose, and impact on healthcare and nursing care. Predicts the future for this topic that may contain supporting evidence. Describes your current (or anticipated) employment situation and how what you have learned will influence your nursing care.

21–22 points

Fairly summarizes the topic including its definition, purpose, and impact on healthcare and nursing care. Predicts the future for this topic that does not necessarily contain supporting evidence. Describes your nursing experience to date, and the impact of what you have learned on your nursing care in the future.

19–20 points

Fails to summarize the topic accurately or omits the definition, purpose or impact. Or, fails to predict the future of the topic, or does not provide supporting evidence. Or, fails to describe the impact on your nursing care.

0–18 points

Supporting Evidence

25 points

Locates, cites, and references a minimum of three relevant sources of evidence that indicate an information search has been conducted. One must be a peer-reviewed journal article.

23–25 points

Locates, cites, and references a minimum of three relevant sources of evidence that indicate an information search has been conducted.

21–22 points

Locates, cites, and references a minimum of two relevant sources of evidence that indicate an information search has been conducted.

19–20 points

Fails to locate a minimum of two relevant references, or there is no indication that an information search has been conducted.

0–18 points

Scholarly Writing & APA Format

25 points

· Title page, running head, and page numbers. (3 pts.)

· Sections include an introduction, topic examples, personal experience, and conclusion. Level 1 headings used appropriately. Each section has at least three sentences. (10 pts.)

· Grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and sentence structure are correct. (2 pts.)

· Citations throughout demonstrate support of student’s ideas and opinions. (5 pts.)

· Reference page includes all sourcesand no errors in format.(3 pts.)

· Evidence of spell and grammar check. (2 pts.)

23–25 points

· Minimal error in APA title page, running head, or page numbers noted.

· Sections include an introduction, topic examples, personal experience, and conclusion. Level 1 headings may or may not be used appropriately.

· Minimal errors in grammar, spelling, paragraphing, punctuation, and/or sentence structure noted.

· Citations are present but not in correct format.

· References are present, with minimal errors in format.

21–22 points

· Some errors in APA title page, running head, and/or page numbers noted.

· Sections indicated, but level 1 headings not used.

· Some errors in grammar, paragraphing, spelling, punctuation, and/or sentence structure noted.

· Citations are present but not in correct format.

· References are present, with some errors in format.

· Some indication of errors within document.

19–20 points

· Multiple errors in APA formatting.

· Multiple grammar, spelling,paragraphing, and punctuation errors noted.

· Citations are missing or incomplete.

· References are missing or incomplete.

· Littleevidence of proofreading prior to submitting paper.

0–18 points

Total Points Possible = 200 points

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