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 nursing practice.
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
CO#2: Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.
CO#3: Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing’s unique contribution to patient outcomes.
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
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.
Select ONE of these topics for the focus of your paper:
Standard terminologies (CO3, CO8)
Decision-making support tools (CO4, CO8)
Patient education technology (CO5, CO8)
Data integrity, legal and ethical implications (CO7, CO8)
1. You are to research, analyze, and write an APA-formatted scholarly paper about the topic that
you have selected.
2. Write 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.
3. Search 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.
4. Provide one example of this topic. Describe the main features or aspects of the example with
support from your sources.
5. Describe 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.
6. Write a conclusion that summarizes the topic, purpose and how your newfound insight will
influence your nursing care.
7. Use 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.
8. The 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.
**Academic Integrity Reminder**
Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the
Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.
By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work
except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this
assignment.Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.
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