Information Systems in Healthcare Paper Guidelines
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
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)
This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Your completed paper is due at the end of Week 4. Submit by
Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT. Post your questions to the 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
on time will result in a deduction of points.
download the NR361 Information Systems Paper Rubric (Links to an external
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Select ONE of these topics for the focus of your paper:
terminologies (CO3, CO8)
support tools (CO4, CO8)
education technology (CO5, CO8)
integrity, legal and ethical implications (CO7, CO8)
are to research, analyze, and write an APA-formatted scholarly paper about the
topic that you have selected.
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.
for scholarly sources and relevant websites. Include a minimum of two scholarly
sources. The course textbook does not qualify as a scholarly source. Cite all
sources in the body of the paper and include them in the References list
following proper APA formatting.
one example of this topic. Describe the main features or aspects of the example
with support from your sources.
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 or
one negative aspect of this experience and how it could have been improved.
a conclusion that summarizes the topic, purpose and how your newfound insight
will influence your nursing care.
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 services that are available to
Chamberlain students for free.
length of the paper should be a maximum of 4-5 pages, excluding the title page
and the reference page. There should only be one small quote maximum in the
paper. Citations should primarily include summary and restatement.