As a professional nurse, you are expected to apply your expertise to patient care. On occasion, you will also be expected to share that expertise.

With evolving technology and continuous changes to regulations designed to keep up these changes, there is usually a need to share information and expertise to inform colleagues, leadership, patients, and other stakeholders.

In this Assignment, you will study a recent nursing informatics-related healthcare policy, and you will share the relevant details via a fact sheet designed to inform and educate.

To Prepare:

· Review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and nursing informatics.

· Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance with various policies and regulations, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

· Research and select one health or nursing informatics policy (within the past 5 years) or regulation for further study.

The Assignment: (1-2 pages)

Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:

· Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.

· Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.

· Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.

· Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific

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Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

 

Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization   could hypothetically use to explain the health or nursing informatics   policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:
·   Briefly and generally explain the policy or   regulation you selected.
·   Address the impact of the policy or regulation   you selected on system implementation.
·   Address the impact of the policy or regulation   you selected on clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.
·   Highlight organizational policies and procedures   that are/will be in place at your healthcare organization to address the   policy or regulation you selected. Be specific.

77 (77%) – 85 (85%)

A fully developed   and detailed Fact Sheet is provided for the Assignment.
The responses accurately and thoroughly explain in detail the policy and   regulation selected.
The responses accurately and thoroughly explain in detail the impact of the   policy or regulation selected on system implementation.
The responses accurately and thoroughly explain in detail the impact of the   policy or regulation selected on clinical care, patient/provider   interactions, and workflow.
Specific and accurate responses thoroughly highlight in detail the   organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at a   healthcare organization to address the policy or regulation selected.
Includes: 3 or more peer-reviewed sources and 2 or more course resources.

68 (68%) – 76 (76%)

A developed Fact   Sheet is provided for the Assignment.
The responses explain the policy or regulation selected.
The responses explain the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   system implementation.
The responses explain the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow.
Accurate responses highlight the organizational policies and procedures that   are/will be in place at a healthcare organization to address the policy or   regulation selected.
Includes: 2 peer-reviewed sources and 2 course resources.

60 (60%) – 67 (67%)

A vague or   inaccurate Fact Sheet is provided for the Assignment.
The responses explaining the policy or regulation selected are vague or   inaccurate.
The responses explaining the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   system implementation are vague or inaccurate.
The responses explaining the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow are vague or   inaccurate.
The responses highlighting the organizational policies and procedures that   are/will be in place at a healthcare organization to address the policy or   regulation selected are vague or inaccurate.
Includes: 1 peer-reviewed source and 1 course resource.

0 (0%) – 59 (59%)

A vague and   inaccurate Fact Sheet is provided for the Assignment, or is missing.
The responses explaining the policy or regulation selected are vague and   inaccurate, or are missing.
The responses explaining the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   system implementation are vague and inaccurate, or are missing.
The responses explaining the impact of the policy or regulation selected on   clinical care, patient/provider interactions, and workflow are vague and   inaccurate, or are missing.
The responses highlighting the organizational policies and procedures that   are/will be in place at a healthcare organization to address the policy or   regulation selected are vague and inaccurate, or are missing.
Includes: 1 or fewer resources.

 

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and   Organization:
Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed   ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are   carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of   the time.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79%   of the time.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60%   of the time.

 

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Uses correct   grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2)   grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several   (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5)   grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s   understanding.

 

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct   APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins,   indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations,   and reference list.

Required Readings

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 8, “Legislative Aspects of Nursing      Informatics: HITECH and HIPAA” (pp. 145–166)

American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2018). MACRA/MIPS: The transition from fee-for-service to quality-based reimbursement. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/legislation-regulation/federal-legislation/macra-s-quality-payment-program 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). MACRA. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from https://www.cms.gov/medicare/quality-initiatives-patient-assessment-instruments/value-based-programs/macra-mips-and-apms/macra-mips-and-apms.html

HealthIT.gov. (2018a). Health IT legislation. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/topic/laws-regulation-and-policy/health-it-legislation

HealthIT.gov. (2018b). Meaningful use and MACRA. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/topic/meaningful-use-and-macra/meaningful-use-and-macra

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Laws & regulations. Retrieved September 27, 2018, from https://www.hhs.gov/regulations/index.html