PAPER MUST BE IN COMPLETE APA STYLE FORMAT
The Influence of Ethical Issues on Information Technology Usage
For this Application Assignment, you are to write a 4-page paper on the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues of information systems in nursing. Reflect on your own practices and review your reading from this week. Make sure to refer to your Application Assignment Rubric prior to submission. Then, address the following:
- Summarize two ethical issues of adopting and using information systems in nursing.
- Describe the role of legislation in the regulation and adoption of information systems in nursing and health care.
- Explain the impact and implications of HIPPA and the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act on patient-care practices.
Application Assignment Rubric
The Influence of Ethical Issues on Information Technology Usage – due by Day 7 of Week 3
For this Application Assignment, write a 3- to 4-page paper addressing legal, regulatory, and ethical issues of information systems in nursing. Use the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of four references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional web sites in addition to the literature references.
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2-3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to ¨. This paragraph is worth 20 points.
Importance of ethical, legal, and regulatory issues and information technology – 40 points
Discuss at least two reasons for the importance of these areas in using information technology in nursing and health care. This section is 2 paragraphs.
Ethical issues and using information systems in nursing – 40 points
Discuss at least two ethical issues related to adopting and using information systems in nursing. This section is 2 paragraphs.
Legislation and information systems – 40 points
Describe the role of legislation in the regulation and adoption of information systems in nursing and health care. This section is 1-2 paragraphs.
Impact of specific legislation – 40 points
Explain the impact and implications of HIPAA and the Veterans Benefits Health Care and Information Technology Act on patient-care practices. This section is 1- 2 paragraphs.
Summary – 20 points
End the paper with a one-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Proofread the paper as described in the tips for success in this course and correct any typos, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, or APA format errors before submitting your paper in the Dropbox. Up to 40 points can be deducted from the grade for this assignment for these types of errors, or for not using at least the minimum number of required references.
Total points for assignment = 200 points.
When completed, save the assignment as APP3+last name+your first initial.doc. For example, Sally Ride’s Week 3 Application Assignment would be named “APP3RideS.doc.” Submit this assignment via the Dropbox. Use the Submit an Assignment link, choose the Week 3: Application basket, then add your Application as an attachment.