Instructions for the written essay: You will type an essay using the following instructions. After you have completed the essay save it in Word and upload to Blackboard.
Ø Typed, double-spaced
Ø 1-inch margins
Ø 1-2 pages (at least 2 full pages)
Ø No coversheet
Ø 12 point font size
Ø Font-Times New Roman, Cambria or Calibri
Ø Indent each paragraph
- Site at least three (3) sources.
The essay must cover the following areas:
President Obama set a goal at the inception of his presidency requiring that medical offices develop plans to implement digital medical records across the country. Your assignment is to write a paper on digital health records and how they function. Some things to think about for your paper:
· What is an electronic medical record / electronic health record?
· How does it help hospitals and physician offices?
· How does it help the patient?
· How does it function?
· What are the technicalities of implementing this type of system?
· What are the advantages? Disadvantages?
· Research current news and find out more about the country’s current plan for implementation.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn about a system that is either already implemented or will be implemented in an office where you might work one day. You could be a driving force behind the implementation of a system in your future medical position or at the least, you could offer information to a planning team. Consider this a real life assignment, not just another paper