EHRs Benefits and Drawbacks
As discussed in the lesson and assigned reading for this week, EHRs provide both benefits and drawbacks. Create a “Pros” versus “Cons” table and include at least 3 items for each list. Next to each item, provide a brief rationale as to why you selected to include it on the respective list.
- Refer to the Stage 3 objectives for Meaningful Use located in this week’s lesson under the heading Meaningful Use and the HITECH Act. Select two objectives to research further. In your own words, provide a brief discussion as to how the objective may impact your role as an APN in clinical practice.
Adhere to the following guidelines regarding quality for the threaded discussions in Canvas:
- Application of Course Knowledge: Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles and concepts learned in the course lesson and outside readings.
- Scholarliness and Scholarly Sources: Demonstrates achievement of scholarly inquiry for professional and academic decisions using valid, relevant, and reliable outside scholarly source to contribute to the discussion thread.
- Writing Mechanics: Grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation are accurate. In-text and reference citations should be formatted using correct APA guidelines.
- Direct Quotes: Good writing calls for the limited use of direct quotes. Direct quotes in discussions are to be limited to one short quotation (not to exceed 15 words). The quote must add substantively to the discussion. Points will be deducted under the grammar, syntax, APA category.
For each threaded discussion per week, the student will select no less than TWO scholarly sources to support the initial discussion post.
Scholarly Sources: Only scholarly sources are acceptable for citation and reference in this course. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. The textbooks and lessons are NOT considered to be outside scholarly sources. For the threaded discussions and reflection posts, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (URL ends in .gov) and respected organizations (often ends in .org) can be counted as scholarly sources. The best outside scholarly source to use is a peer-reviewed nursing journal. You are encouraged to use the Chamberlain library and search one of the available databases for a peer-reviewed journal article. The following sources should not be used: Wikipedia, Wikis, or blogs. These websites are not considered scholarly as anyone can add to these. Please be aware that .com websites can vary in scholarship and quality. For example, the American Heart Association is a .com site with scholarship and quality. It is the responsibility of the student to determine the scholarship and quality of any .com site. Ask your instructor before using any site if you are unsure. Points will be deducted from the rubric if the site does not demonstrate scholarship or quality. Current outside scholarly sources must be published with the last 5 years. Instructor permission must be obtained BEFORE the assignment is due if using a source that is older than 5 years.
readings: McGonigle, D. & Mastrian, K. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Jones and Bartlett.
- Chapter 11 The Human-Technology Interface
- Chapter 14 The Electronic Health Record and Clinical Informatics (pages 266-269)
McBride, S., & Tietze, M. (2018). Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2nd ed.). Springer Publishing.
- Chapter 1 Introduction to Health Information Technology in a Policy and Regulatory Environment
- Chapter 8 Systems Development Life Cycle for Achieving Meaningful Use
- Chapter 11 Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges Providing Value and Results for Patients, Providers, and Healthcare Systems
Gold, M., & McLaughlin, C. (2016). Assessing HITECH implementation and lessons: 5 years later. (Links to an external site.) Milbank Quarterly, 94(3), 654-687.
Hydari, M. Z., Telang, R., & Marella, W. M. (2015). Electronic health records and patient safety (Links to an external site.). Communications of the ACM, 58(11), 30-32.
Payne, T. H. (2016). The electronic health record as a catalyst for quality improvement in patient care (Links to an external site.). Heart, 102(22), 1782. doi: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308724
Resnick, C. M., Meara, J. G., Peltzman, M., & Gilley, M. (2016). Meaningful use: A program in transition. (Links to an external site.) Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 101(3), 10-16.
Waldren, S. E., & Solis, E. (2016). The Evolution of meaningful use: Today, stage 3, and beyond (Links to an external site.). Family Practice Management, 23(1), 17-22.