RE: Newpaper Article

Your local newspaper has asked you to write a 700- to 1,050-word, two-part article regarding patient health data and technology.

Part 1

Identify components of a patient’s health care record.

Part 2

Examine the influence of technology and reform in the health care industry.

Consider the following questions as you write your article:

  • What has changed over the last 20 years? Have the changes been positive or negative?
  • How has the patient been affected by the changes?

Use terms from your Weekly Vocabulary Exercises and readings. Emphasize the terms by bolding them in your final document.

Two peer reviewed references

APA Sstandard

Week 3 Grading Rubric

Content 7pts

•All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis. 

Part 1

Identify components of a patient’s health care record.

Part 2

Examine the influence of technology and reform in the health care industry.

Consider the following questions as you write your article:

•What has changed over the last 20 years? Have the changes been positive or negative?

•How has the patient been affected by the changes?

Use terms from your Weekly Vocabulary Exercises and readings. Emphasize the terms by bolding them in your final document. 

Weekly vocabulary words.

Patient history

Demographic

Physical

Advanced directives

Diagnosis

Prognosis

Allergies

Electronic health record

Discharge summary

E-prescribing

Meaningful use

Health information exchange

Master patient index

Database

o700-1050 words

•The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Organization 1.5pts

•The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

•The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

•Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

•The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Mechanics 1.5pts

•The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page— is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. 

•Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

•Rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

•Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

 
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