NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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.  NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5.

Total Points Possible: 175

Requirements

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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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

Category Points % Description
Introduction 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment
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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

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Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

Very good or high level of performance. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

Meets

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content Possible Points = 140 Points
Introduction 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 14 Points 0 Points
Introduction presents a brief overview all parts of the paper. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment Introduction presents one of the two required elements. Introduction does not include either of the two required elements. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment Minimal attempt at introduction. No introduction is present.
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 21 Points 0 Points
Successfully selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides minimal rationale for selecting topic Selects HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides minimal rationale for selecting topic Selects HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides no rationale for selecting topic. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment Does not complete assignment
Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.

40 Points 36 Points 32 Points 0 Points
Provides convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment No discussion of positive or negative impact presented
30 points 26 points 24 points 0 Points
Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment is presented Some discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment Minimal discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used presented No discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used
Conclusion 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 14 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are provided Provides a summary of key points and a partial summary of insights gained during the assignment. Includes some recommendations for future related to topic. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment Concluding statements are present but do not address insights and/or includes minimal recommendations for future related to topic Minimal concluding statements present but no insight or recommendations for future are presented. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment No conclusion.
Content Subtotal_____/140 Points Minimal concluding statement.
Format Possible Points = 35 Points
APA Style 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 14 Points 0 Points
0–1 APA format errors in text, title, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 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 format 10 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.  NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment
Citations 8 Points 7 Points 6 Points 4 Points 0 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 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. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment
Writing Mechanics 7 Points 6 Points 5 Points 3 Points 0 Points
0–3 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing 4–5 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage,

punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing. NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment

6-7 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing 8-9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing 10 or more errors in grammar, spelling,

word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing.

Format Subtotal_____/35 Points NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment 8–9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
Total Points____/175 Points

NR512: Health IT Discussion Essay Assignment