You have just been appointed as the new administrator for St. Georges’ Skilled Nursing Facility. On your appointment, you were told by the board that the facility needs an electronic health record (EHR) system in place to be competitive. The board now wants to hear your plans for the facility. Specifically, they want to know what steps you would implement for the EHR selection, adoption, and use in the facility.
Address the following:
Describe the benefits and challenges of adopting the EHR system and the steps that you would take to adopt and use the system.
Identify the benefits of using the system to care for residents.
Share the criteria you use in selecting the right EHR product and the regulatory compliance measures needed to implement it.
Discuss ownership of medical records and the rights of the residents.
Illustrate protocols in place for residents who have mental issues and their rights to their medical records.
Describe security and privacy concerns and HIPAA compliance.
Discuss the benefits of effective communication when relaying resident information.
Use the following template:
Unit 2 Assignment.
Create an outline of the EHR adoption plan to share with the board.
Your outline should be at least 5 pages in length and must answer all of the board’s questions. Justify your position with at least 5 references.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 5 pages minimum
Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
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