Assignment 2: Appropriate Use of Health Information (Paper) 30% of Total Grade T

Assignment 2: Appropriate Use of Health
Information (Paper)
30% of Total Grade
The introduction of the electronic health record and the use of other information
and communication technologies have provided nurses and other healthcare
professionals a more effective way of maintaining and communicating personal
health information. However, this increased access to information at the
point-of-care increases the nurse’s responsibility to maintain confidentiality
of health information. There are several ways that a nurse using information
technology may inadvertently breach confidentiality. What are the safeguards
that need to be in place to support nurses in the appropriate use of health
information? Accordingly, the purpose of this assignment is to support your
critical thinking regarding the appropriate use and access to a person’s health
Scenario: Your manager, knowing that you are completing a
course on nursing informatics asks that you share with her information on
practices that support protection of patient information.
In this assignment, you will:
Discuss why protection of
the privacy of health information is important.
Discuss the legislation
governing protection of health information in Alberta OR your home
Reflect on the practices in
place regarding protection of health information in a healthcare setting
in which you have experience (e.g., currently practice or have practiced
previously in an employed or student capacity).
Make recommendations on
actions that can be taken in the practice setting to strengthen the
practices to support protection of health information.
Evaluation Criteria for Assignment 2
Articulate why privacy of
health information is important (3 marks)
Describe the legal
requirements set out in the legislation to protect privacy (3 marks)
Discuss practices
established in your practice setting to protect privacy of health
information (3 marks)
Articulate and provide
rationale for 4 actions that can be taken by nurses to strengthen
practices that support protection of health information (8 marks)
Provide evidence of
application of course concepts from Units 4 to 7 and include references to
sources (e.g., journal articles, web-based materials) beyond those offered
in the course materials (3 marks)
Demonstrate scholarly format
5-6 pages in length
excluding title page and Reference list (1 mark)
Scholarly language and
professional tone (2 marks)
Correct grammar, spelling
and punctuation (2 marks)
Effective introduction and
conclusion (2 marks)
Include accurate APA (7th
edition) formatting including:
Title page, headings, and
subheadings (1 mark)
Reference citations and
reference list (2 marks)
Total possible marks = 30. Submit
your assignment using the Assignment 2 drop box.