NR512

HealthIT Topic of Week Assignment

Guidelines with Scoring Rubric

Purpose

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/it (Links to an external site.)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.)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 login to FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT using the link provided in the reading assignment module for Week 5 and select a “current/popular” topic of the week that may impact their practice. Students, in a professionally developed paper, will discuss the rationale for choosing the topic, how it will impact practice in a positive or negative manner, citing pros and cons. Include a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment. In the conclusion, provide recommendations for the future. Submit completed FierceHealthIT Topic paper for Wk. 5 to dropbox by end of Week 5.

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.

CategoryPoints%Description
Introduction2011.4Introduction presents a brief overview of the parts of the paper.
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic3017Provides convincing rationale for topic selection
Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.4023Convincing 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 assignment3017Provides a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process to develop the assignment
Conclusion2011.4Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are provided
APA Style2011.4Text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.
Citations74Ideas and information from sources are cited correctly. There are a minimum of three scholarly, current (5 years or less) references.
Writing Mechanics84.5Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work,
Total 175100%A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
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Chamberlain College of Nursing NR512 Fundamentals of Nursing Informatics

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Grading Rubric

Assignment CriteriaExceptionalOutstanding or highest level of performanceExceedsVery good or high level of performanceMeetsCompetent or satisfactory level of performanceNeeds ImprovementPoor or failing level of performanceDevelopingUnsatisfactory level of performance
Content Possible Points = 140 Points
Introduction20 Points18 Points16 Points14 Points0 Points
Introduction presents a brief overview all parts of the paper.Introduction presents one of the two required elements.Introduction does not include either of the two required elements.Minimal attempt at introduction.No introduction is present.
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic30 Points26 Points24 Points21 Points0 Points
Successfully selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topicSelects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides minimal rationale for selecting topicSelects HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides minimal rationale for selecting topicSelects HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides no rationale for selecting topicDoes not complete assignment
Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.40 Points36 Points32 Points0 Points
Provides convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented.Some arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented, but are not convincing in nature.Minimal arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented.No discussion of positive or negative impact presented
30 points26 points24 points0 Points
Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignmentDiscussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment is presentedSome discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment.Minimal discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used presentedNo discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used
Conclusion20 Points18 Points16 Points14 Points0 Points
Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are providedProvides a summary of key points and a partial summary of insights gained during the assignment. Includes some recommendations for future related to topic.Concluding statements are present but do not address insights and/or includes minimal recommendations for future related to topicMinimal concluding statements present but no insight or recommendations for future are presented.No conclusion.
Content Subtotal_____/140 PointsMinimal concluding statement.
Format Possible Points = 35 Points
APA Style20 Points18 Points16 Points14 Points0 Points
0–1 APA format errors in text, title, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.2-3 APA format errors in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.4-6 APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.7-9 APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format10 or more APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.
Citations8 Points7 Points6 Points4 Points0 Points
0–1 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited correctly. There are a minimum of three scholarly, current (5 years or less) references.2-3 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.4-6 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.7-9 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.10 or more errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.
Writing Mechanics7 Points6 Points5 Points3 Points0 Points
0–3 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing4–5 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage,punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing6-7 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing8-9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing10 or more errors in grammar, spelling,word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing.
Format Subtotal_____/35 Points8–9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
Total Points____/175 Points
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