The advantages of using EHRs to store patient information, HR Proposal Summary help

Imagine you are currently working at a doctor’s office. You are approached by the office manager who asks you to develop an effective way of storing patient information.

Write a 350- to 400-word summary to your office manager informing her of the advantages of using EHRs to store patient information. Be clear and concise, use complete sentences, and use examples to support your responses. You can format this as a formal letter. Be sure to use APA essay format, including double spacing and 12 pt font. Cite sources! Specific information will make your argument more persuasive.

Alternative to Essay/Letter: You may construct a 3-5 slide PowerPoint presentation. Be sure to minimize text on-slide and provide adequate speakers notes. Your title and reference slide does not count toward minimum slide count.

An example of ‘A’ work for this assignment is provided (link to the right). Note- this is one student approach and isn’t perfect, but earned an A for this assignment.

Include the following in your proposal (80% of your grade depends on satisfying these content elements):

  • Discuss the functions and advantages of using electronic health records.
  • Discuss three to four specific forms used to record patient information in EHRs? What is the purpose of each form? (note- this information is in chapter 7 starting on page 102- there is a discussion prompt posted that should help you understand what is expected for this content element.)

Cite any outside sources. For additional information on how to properly cite your sources check out the Reference and Citation Generator resource in the Center for Writing Excellence.

If you are using the course texts (highly recommended), here are the proper APA reference page entries:

Burke, L., & Weill, B. (2013). Information technology for the health professions (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

Grading Criteria


70 Percent

Points Earned


Additional Comments:

·  Discuss the functions and advantages of using electronic health records. (3 pts)

·  Discuss three to four forms used to keep patient information in EHRs? What is the purpose of each form? (3 pts)

·  Support from credible sources is integrated into proposal. (1 pt)



30 Percent

Points Earned


Additional Comments:

·  The essay is 350 words minimum. (1 pt)

·  The essay—including the title page, reference page, in-text citations etc. is consistent with APA guidelines as directed by the facilitator. The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space. (1 pt)

·  Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are generally followed; spelling is correct. (1 pt)

 Please review your Grammarly report. You should be using this tool, provided by the University and accessible through the Library, to support your success in editing your essays and papers.

I reposted APA resources with my announcement EHR proposal grading.

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