Meaningful Use for Nurses Implications and Recommendations

This assignment is designed to help students:
• understand the implications for nurses, nursing, national health policy-making, patient outcomes, and population health associated with the collection and use of Meaningful Use core criteria.

Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the following ability.
(CO 3) Examine the ethical/legal issues arising in NI practice while using, designing, managing, upgrading, and building information systems. (POs 4, 6)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
Total Points Possible: 325
Requirements:
Provide an overview of the Meaningful Use program and an analysis of the implications for nurses, nursing, national health policy, patient outcomes, and population health associated with the collection and use of Meaningful Use core criteria. Recommend additional core criteria not presently identified for Meaningful Use collection in Stages 1 or 2 (lists of criteria may be found at cms.gov) that you feel would be beneficial for nurses, nursing, monitoring population health, setting national health policies, and/or improvements in patient outcomes or population health, providing your evidence for your recommendations. If you feel that no additional criteria are necessary, provide your evidence-based rationale for your argument. Conclude with insights gained from this assignment. A minimum of three outside scholarly resources are required—texts may be cited but are NOT included among the minimum of three outside scholarly resources.
PREPARING THE PAPER
1. Required texts may be used as references, but a minimum of three sources must be from outside course readings.
2. All aspects of the paper must be in APA format as expressed in the 6th edition.
3. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) is 5–7 pages in length.
4. Ideas and information from professional sources must be cited correctly.
5. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and citations are consistent with formal academic writing.

Category Points % Description
Introduction 55 15 Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and names parts of the paper.

Overview of Meaningful Use 55 15 Provides an overview of the Meaningful Use program.
Analysis 65 20 Analyzes the implications of Meaningful Use core criteria.
Meaningful Use Recommendations 65 20 Provides evidence-based recommendations for the collection of additional criteria OR for why no additional criteria are felt to be necessary.
Conclusion 55 15 Concluding statements summarize the analysis and recommendations as well as the insights gained during the assignment.

APA Style 10 5 Text, title page, and reference page(s) are completely consistent with APA format.

Citations 10 5 Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.

Writing Mechanics 10 5 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work, and page restrictions are met.

Total 325 100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content Possible Points = 295 Points
Introduction 55 Points 49 Points 44 Points 21 Points 0 Points
Introduction establishes the purpose of the paper and names the key 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.

Overview of Meaningful Use 55 Points 49 Points 44 Points 21 Points 0 Points
Provides a thorough overview of Meaningful Use background, requirements, and intent. Overview of Meaningful Use presents a thorough overview of two of the three areas. Overview of Meaningful Use is somewhat unclear and missing one of the three areas. Overview of Meaningful Use is incomplete. No Overview of Meaningful Use.
Analysis 65 Points 57 Points 52 Points 25 Points 0 Points
Provides a detailed analysis of the implications of Meaningful Use core criteria. Detailed analysis for implications of only three of the following implications for nurses, nursing, national health policy, patient outcomes, and population health. Detailed analysis for implications of only two of the following implications for nurses, nursing, national health policy, patient outcomes, and population health OR analysis addresses all areas incompletely. Detailed analysis for implications of only one of the following implications for nurses, nursing, national health policy, patient outcomes, and population health AND analysis addresses all areas incompletely. Limited to no analysis.
Meaningful Use Recommendations 65 Points 57 Points 52 Points 25 Points 0 Points
Provides detailed, evidence-based recommendations for the collection of additional criteria OR for why no additional criteria are felt to be necessary. Provides evidence-based recommendations for the collection of additional criteria OR for why no additional criteria are felt to be necessary but does not discuss in detail. Provides evidence-based recommendations for the collection of additional criteria (OR for why no additional criteria are felt to be necessary) but provides no discussion. Provides recommendations that are not evidence based for the collection of additional criteria and provides no discussion. Fails to provide evidence or recommendations.
Conclusion 55 Points 49 Points 44 Points 21 Points 0 Points
Provides a summary of key points of the paper as well as insights gained during the assignment.
Provides a summary of key points and a partial summary of insights gained during the assignment. Provides a summary of key points OR a partial summary of insights gained during the assignment but failes to include both. Concluding statements are present but do not address insights

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