Health IT Paper
Health IT Paper
Conduct a search for health IT systems that are common in similar health care organizations that employ about 250 physicians. Search for five hospitals and three outpatient clinics.
Select a health IT system that you want to implement in the health care organization (e.g., electronic medical records (EMR), consolidated provider order entry (CPOE), ePrescribing (eRX), etc.).
Note: The IT system must have a clinical focus.
Write a 525- to 700-word proposal that identifies the health IT system you want to implement. Your proposal should:
· Provide a description and specifications of the IT system you selected.
· Explain why the health IT system is needed.
· Explain why this particular system was selected.
· Explain if the organization is ready to make the change.
· Explain how the new health IT system will affect the organization.
· Establish SMART goals for the implementation process.
Note: Your instructor will need to approve your proposal before you can move on to the IT System Implementation assignments in Weeks Two through Six.
Cite 3 reputable references to support your assignment (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines
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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.