About This Assignment
In this course, you learned about the history of healthcare informatics and its impact on the healthcare industry. This assignment will offer you the opportunity to research recent healthcare trends and evaluate their effect on healthcare informatics. After conducting the required research, write an 800 to 1,000-word paper describing a current news issue. Use the following prompts to guide your explanation of how the issue affects healthcare informatics.
- How does the issue impact healthcare informatics?
- Will this issue have a long-term effect?
- Will this effect be positive or negative? Why?
Formatting & Sources
Please write your paper in the APA format. As part of your research, you may refer to the course material for supporting evidence, but you must also use at least three credible, outside sources and cite them using APA format as well. Please include a mix of both primary and secondary sources, with at least one source from a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. If you use any Study.com lessons as sources, please also cite them in APA (including the lesson title and instructor's name).
- Primary sources are first-hand accounts such as interviews, advertisements, speeches, company documents, statements, and press releases published by the company in question.
- Secondary sources come from peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as the Journal of Management. You may use like JSTOR, Google Scholar, and Social Science Research Network to find articles from these journals. Secondary sources may also come from reputable websites with .gov, .edu, or .org in the domain. (Wikipedia is not a reputable source, though the sources listed in Wikipedia articles may be acceptable.)
If you're unsure about how to use APA format for your paper and sources, please see the following lessons:
|Category||Unacceptable (0-1)||Needs Improvement (2-3)||Good (4)||Excellent (5)||Total Possible Points|
|Explanation of Issues (x2)||Issue is not stated clearly. Reader is unable to understand the issue.||Issue is stated, but the description is ambiguous or unclear. Reader is left with questions regarding the issue.||Issue is described effectively. Reader is able to understand the issue.||Issue is stated clearly and described comprehensively. Reader has a full understanding of the depth and breadth of the issue.||10|
|Analysis (x2)||No sources are used for analysis. Expert viewpoints are used as facts.||Less than three sources are used for an analysis. Expert viewpoints are used as facts to support conclusion.||At least three sources are used to provide a coherent analysis. Expert viewpoints are questioned at least once - not stated as fact.||At least three sources are used to provide a coherent and comprehensive analysis. Expert viewpoints are questioned thoroughly, not stated as fact.||10|
|Structure (x1)||Structure of arguments or evidence is illogical or significantly hinders understanding.||Argument or evidence is difficult to identify; ideas are disjointed.||Argument or evidence is provided and is relevant to the thesis; ideas flow in a manner that does not hinder understanding.||Argument or evidence is are well integrated; ideas flow logically; main points are identifiable.||5|
|Mechanics (x1)||Incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and use of standard English grammar hinders understanding.||Several instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar.||Few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar.||No or very few instances of incorrect spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and usage of standard English grammar.||5|
Before You Submit
When you are done writing your paper, we suggest taking some time to check for any errors or to add some final touches. We also suggest that you use online plagiarism checkers such as PlagScan or DupliChecker to make sure that your paper is not too similar to any existing materials. Plagiarized submissions will NOT be graded.
How to Submit Your Papers
When you are ready to submit your written papers, please fill out the submission form and attach your papers as Microsoft Word, PDF, or Text documents. After turning in your papers, you may go ahead and take the proctored final exam. You do not need to wait for your written response to be graded. You should receive your paper grades within one week.
If you are not satisfied with the score you receive on your papers, you may revise or rewrite your papers and resubmit them for grading using the same submission form above. Keep in mind that the grade you receive on your papers is only a portion of your overall grade for the course, and you are free to retake the proctored final exam as well if you choose. Please see the course syllabus for a more detailed breakdown of the grading policy.
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