Check newspapers, Web sites, trade journals, and other sources of news or recent information for one or more topical mentions of electronic document management or record management in relation to one of, but not limited to, the following areas (This is not an exhaustive list.)
- Personal electronic medical records
- Switching to medical records at hospitals
- How the government (Medicare, Medicaid) uses electronic medical records
- Electronic distribution of school transcripts
- Electronic records management in doctors’ offices
- Electronic document management systems in the court system
- When and how health care providers will have to inform patients of a security breach
Select one issue (or challenge) of electronic records management we have covered in class in relation to the area you are interested in and write a no shorter than 1-page essay (single spacing, 12-point font size) that summarizes your findings (in your own words) and present your own position on the issue. Please locate and cite at least five sources to build your own position on the issue.
Note: In-text citations and bibliography format must follow the APA guidelines .
Your assignment will be graded according to the following rubric:
Above Average (4)
Quality of information
Cited more than five diverse and relevant sources including newspapers and trade journals.
Information relates clearly to the main topic.
Cited two diverse and relevant sources including newspapers and trade journals
Cited only one source relevant to the assignment.
No supporting details and/or examples given
Little or no use of relevant sources
Critical Analysis and
Understanding of Subject matter (Readings, Slides and other materials
Display an excellent understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology. Integrate an outside resource, or relevant research, or specific real-life application (work experience, prior coursework, etc.) to support important points. Well-edited quotes are cited appropriately
Display an understanding of the required readings and underlying concepts including correct use of terminology and proper citation.
Repeat and summarize basic, correct information, but do not link your arguments to relevant research or specific real-life application and do not consider alternative perspectives or connections between ideas. Sources are not cited.
Show little or no evidence that readings were completed or understood.
Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs, use of subheadings, and citation of facts.
Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs and citation of facts.
Information is organized and correct but paragraphs are not well- constructed.
The information appears to be disorganized and may contain inaccuracies.
Grammar and Spelling
errors do not interfere with meaning
A few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors
Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors
No Late Submission!