Students will login to FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT using the link provided in the reading assignment module for Week 5 and select a  “current/popular” topic of the week that may impact their practice. Students, in a professionally developed paper, will discuss the rationale for choosing the topic, how it will impact practice in a positive or negative manner, citing pros and cons. Include a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment. In the conclusion, provide recommendations for the future. Submit completed FierceHealthIT Topic paper for Wk. 5 to dropbox by end of Week 5.
Preparing the paper
1. The FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT Current/Popular Topic of the Week assignment must be a professional, scholarly prepared paper. See the guidelines for writing a professional, scholarly paper in the Course Resources. The professional paper will have an introduction, body of paper to explain what you are doing, summary/conclusion, and at least three scholarly references.
2. Required texts may be used as references, but a minimum of three sources must be from outside of course readings.
3. All aspects of the paper must be in APA format as expressed in the current edition.
4. The paper (excluding the title page, introduction and reference page) is 4-6 pages in length.
5. Ideas and information from professional sources must be cited correctly.
6. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing.
 
Category
Points
%
Description
Introduction
20
11.4
Introduction presents a brief overview of the parts of the paper.
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic
30
17
Provides convincing rationale for topic selection 
Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.
40
23
Convincing arguments of how topic impacts practice in a positive or negative manner; pros and cons are presented
Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment
30
17
Provides a discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process to develop the assignment
Conclusion
20
11.4
Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are provided
APA Style
20
11.4
Text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.
Citations
7
4
Ideas and information from sources are cited correctly. There are a minimum of three scholarly, current (5 years or less) references.
Writing Mechanics
8
4.5
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work,
Total
 175
100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria
Exceptional
Outstanding or highest level of performance
Exceeds
Very good or high level of performance
Meets
Competent or satisfactory level of performance
Needs Improvement
Poor or failing level of performance
Developing
Unsatisfactory level of performance
 
Content Possible Points = 140 Points
 
Introduction
20 Points
18 Points
16 Points
14 Points
0 Points
 
Introduction presents a brief overview all parts of the paper.
Introduction presents one of the two required elements.
Introduction does not include either of the two required elements.
Minimal attempt at introduction.
No introduction is present.
 
 
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic
30 Points
26 Points
24 Points
21 Points
0 Points
 
Successfully selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides rationale for selecting topic
Selects relevant HealthIT Topic to discuss; provides minimal rationale for selecting topic
Selects  HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides minimal rationale for selecting topic
Selects  HealthIT Topic to discuss; not related to practice; provides no rationale for selecting topic
Does not complete assignment 
 
Convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner citing pros and cons.
40 Points
36 Points
32 Points
 
0 Points
 
Provides convincing arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented.
Some arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons  presented, but are not convincing in nature.
Minimal arguments of how topic will impact practice in a positive or negative manner -pros and cons presented.
 
No discussion of positive or negative impact presented
 
 
30 points
26 points
24 points
 
0 Points
 
Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment
Discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment is presented
Some discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used in the process relevance to developing the assignment.
Minimal discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used  presented
 
No discussion of how informatics skills and knowledge were used 
 
Conclusion
20 Points
18 Points
16 Points
14 Points
0 Points
 
Concluding statements summarize insights about the key elements of the paper gained during the assignment. Recommendations for the future are provided
Provides a summary of key points and a partial summary of insights gained during the assignment. Includes some recommendations for future related to topic.
Concluding statements are present but do not address insights and/or includes minimal recommendations for future related to topic
 
Minimal concluding statements present but no insight or recommendations for future are presented.
No conclusion.
 
 
Content Subtotal_____/140 Points
 
 
 
Minimal concluding statement.
Format Possible Points =  35 Points
 
APA Style
20 Points
18 Points
16 Points
14 Points
0 Points
 
0–1 APA format errors in text, title, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format. 
2-3 APA format errors in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.  
4-6 APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.  
7-9 APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format
10 or more APA format errors in text, title page, in text, title page, body of paper, summary and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.  
 
Citations
8 Points
7 Points
6 Points
4 Points
0 Points
 
0–1 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited correctly. There are a minimum of three scholarly, current (5 years or less) references.
2-3 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.
 
4-6 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.
 
7-9 errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.
 
10 or more errors in identifying ideas, and information from other sources are cited.
 
 
Writing Mechanics
7 Points
6 Points
5 Points
3 Points
0 Points
 
0–3 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing 
4–5 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage,
punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
 
6-7 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
 
8-9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
 
10 or more errors in grammar, spelling,
word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing.
 
Format Subtotal_____/35 Points
 
 
 
8–9 errors in grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and other elements of formal academic writing
 
Total Points____/175 Points