You are working in a medical facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. The community is experiencing an alarming increase in cases, so you and your co-workers are dealing with additional stress and fatigue from more challenging workloads. There is a growing sense of concern as national attention is focused on your city. Administration is stressing the importance of quality patient care and privacy.
A reporter for the local online news website approaches you to interview you about possible data breech of the hospital’s electronic health record. This includes patient names, diagnoses, and private insurance information that was vulnerable to theft. You suspect the hospital is trying not to report this breech for fear of bad publicity.
Choose an ending to the scenario, and construct your paper based on those reflections.
A medication error has harmed a client– THIS IS THE ENDING.
PAPER REQUIREMENTS: 4-5 PAGES WITHOUT TITLE AND REFERENCE PAGE, APA 7, 3 SCHOLARLY ARTICLES FROM THE LAST 5 YEARS
A) Introduction – 40 points/17% • Catches attention of the reader • States purpose of the paper • Provides a narrative outline of the paper (i.e., the assignment criteria)
B) HIPAA, Legal, and Regulatory Discussion – 40 points/17% • Presents evidence from recent scholarly publications to address the impact of technology on nursing care related to: • Patient privacy and HIPAA standards • Healthcare regulations • Legal guidelines on appropriate use of technology
C) Scenario Ending and Recommendations – 50 points/21% • Selects and presents one scenario ending as the focus of the assignment. • Evaluates the actions taken by healthcare providers as the situation evolved. • Recommends actions that could have been taken to mitigate the circumstances presented in the selected scenario ending. • Supports recommendations with evidence from recent scholarly publications
D) Advantages and Disadvantages – 50 points/21% • Presents evidence from recent scholarly publications to address the impact of technology on nursing care related to: • The advantages of appropriately using technology in healthcare • Risks of technology use in healthcare • Describes professional and ethical principles guiding the appropriate use of technology in healthcare.
E) Conclusion and Reflections – 30 points/12% • Summarizes what new information was learned by completing this assignment. • Reflects on how this new knowledge will impact future behavior as a healthcare professional.
F) Scholarly Writing and APA Format – 30 points/12%