Week 5 -
Your Final Paper will focus on a particular main theme or topic related to
current and future requirements for the Electronic Health Record and its impact
on health care delivery and society. Utilize your textbook for ideas and
information as you define and explore your theme/topic. In addition to
your text, you must research other scholarly resources to reference in your
- Decision Support Systems
- Pharmacology Alerts
- HIPAA and Security
- Advantages of Electronic Coding
- Data Entry from Point of Care
- Improving Patient Care and Quality Utilizing the
Electronic Health Record
For the Final Paper, choose a health
care facility or organization (e.g. your local clinic, pharmacy, or
hospital). Then, select one topic from the list above. In your
paper, discuss the role your theme/topic plays in information management for
the health professional. Additionally, discuss the use of EHRs from the
perspective of the healthcare facility or organization you have chosen,
including any opportunities for improvement and/or limitations of its
use. Next, analyze the current and future requirements of the EHR
and its impact on health care delivery and society and substantiate your
analysis with research. Finally, include a paragraph that summarizes the
research articles you utilized for this assignment and why these references
were selected. Your paper should be eight to ten double-spaced pages
(excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA 6th
edition as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. You must utilize at
least six scholarly sources that were published within the past five years,
including at least two from the Ashford University Library. One of your
sources may be the textbook.
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and
formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a
succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly sources, including a
minimum of two from the Ashford Online Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing the Final PaperThe Final Paper:
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the
criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.