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This assessment requires you address EHR implementation strategies for health organizations and describe how EHRs improve patient safety. You will consider your own facility’s implementation of its electronic health record, if you have one. If not, you should contact a large health system in your area and talk to their IT department, or you may select one of your clinical sites and contact that IT department. Answer the following questions:
• State the EHR mandate. Who started it? When?
• What are the goals of the mandate?
• Describe your facility’s plan. If you have already implemented a system, what steps were taken? Make sure you use the HealthIT.gov website—be clear!
• Describe “meaningful use”.
Make sure you also include a clear, separate introduction and conclusion as a part of this assignment, as these are worth separate points on the grading rubric.
This assessment is aligned with the course objective 7 and the module objectives.
Due Date: Sat, Dec 5 by 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US. (Please note: No late assignments will be accepted for Module 5 assessments.)
Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)
Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.
Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 7th edition formatting, citations and references.
Number of Pages/Words
Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.
To be successful, complete the following steps in order:
STEP 1. Review the instructional materials and finish learning activities in this module.
STEP 2. Click here to download the rubric.
STEP 3. Create a new Word document, write your paper based on the above overview.
STEP 4. Refer to APA 7TH EDITION MANUAL and rubric for correctly formatting the paper.
STEP 5. Save the document with the filename: “Lastname_Firstname_M5_A10” (Example: Smith_Jill_M5_A10.docx)
STEP 6. Submit the document by clicking the link on the left titled “M5 A10 WA: SUBMISSION AREA – ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD IMPLEMENTATION”
Note: You will have three (3) attempts to submit a written assignment, only the final attempt will be graded. For each attempt you will receive a SafeAssign originality report. This will give you a chance to correct the assignment based on the SafeAssign score. Click here to view instructions on how to interpret your SafeAssign originality report.
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Note: You will have three (3) attempts to submit a written assignment, only the final attempt will be graded. For each attempt you will receive a SafeAssign originality report. This will give you a chance to correct the assignment based on the SafeAssign score. Click here to view instructions on how to interpret SafeAssign originality report.