Resources: Integrated Electronic Health Records: A Worktext for Greenway Medical Technologies’ PrimeSUITE® (2nd ed.) and Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practices (2nd ed.)
Many outside forces influence the decision to adopt an electronic health record (EHR) system. Write a 350- to 500-word essay in which you choose an influence that would lead an organization to adopt an EHR system. Address the following:
Identify and describe this influence. How does it influence the applications of the EHR?
All written assignment paper format requirements Font Styles All text must be written in the same font. Use Times New Roman font. Arial and Courier font are acceptable as well. Use 12-point size. Use italics sparingly for emphasis; do not use bold (acceptable for paragraph headings), underlining, or all capital letters. Margins Use 1-inch margins on all sides of every page. Justify the left side of the page, but leave the right side ragged. Spacing Indent the first line of each paragraph five spaces. Use double line spacing throughout the text. Leave one space between words. Use either one space or two spaces consistently after sentence-ending punctuation throughout your work. Page Numbers and Headers Place page numbers in the upper right-hand corner inside the margin of the paper (see Example 1). Do not use the abbreviation P. or p. or the word page when numbering the page. Number every page in sequence, starting with the title page (page 1) and ending with the references page. You can use Riverpoint Writer or the title page template in the Center for Writing Excellence to create title pages for assignments. Riverpoint Writer is an advanced APA style and formatting tool that may surpass the requirements for your course. Verify with your instructor to determine if the tool meets the style expectations for your course. Title Page Include a title page (see Example 1). To create a title page, center the following information on the page: Title of the paper Your name Course number Due date Instructor’s name In-Text Citations Credit sources directly quoted or paraphrased in your paper by providing in-text citations in the body of your paper and a references page at the end. The examples in this chapter included are not exhaustive; refer to the APA website for additional information. Paraphrasing: When you paraphrase another person’s materials or information, you must always cite your source (see Examples 4-8). Absorb the information, then rephrase it in your own words. Using more than two words from the original without quotation marks is plagiarism, as is paraphrasing too closely to the original wording. Format your assignment, including citing sources, according to APA format.