Assignment: Policy/Regulations Fact Sheet

Assignment: Policy/Regulations Fact Sheet 

Assignment: Policy/Regulations Fact Sheet 


Assignment: Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet

As a professional nurse, you are expected to apply your expertise to patient care. On occasion, you will

also be expected to share that expertise.

With evolving technology and continuous changes to regulations designed to keep up these changes, there

is usually a need to share information and expertise to inform colleagues, leadership, patients, and other


In this Assignment, you will study a recent nursing informatics-related healthcare policy, and you will

share the relevant details via a fact sheet designed to inform and educate.

To Prepare:

 Review the Resources on healthcare policy and regulatory/legislative topics related to health and

nursing informatics.

 Consider the role of the nurse informaticist in relation to a healthcare organization’s compliance

with various policies and regulations, such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act



 Research and select one health or nursing informatics policy (within the past 5 years) or

regulation for further study.

The Assignment: (1 page not including the title and reference page)

Create a 1-page fact sheet that your healthcare organization could hypothetically use to explain the health

or nursing informatics policy/regulation you selected. Your fact sheet should address the following:

 Briefly and generally explain the policy or regulation you selected.

 Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on system implementation.

 Address the impact of the policy or regulation you selected on clinical care, patient/provider

interactions, and workflow.

 Highlight organizational policies and procedures that are/will be in place at your healthcare

organization to address the policy or regulation you selected. Be specific.

 Use APA format and include a title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

 Use the Safe Assign Drafts to check your match percentage before submitting your work.

By Day 5 of Week 11

Submit your completed Policy/Regulation Fact Sheet.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

 Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK11Assgn+last name+first

initial.(extension)” as the name.

 Click the Week 11 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

 Click the Week 11 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria

from this area.

 Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document

you saved as “WK11Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

 If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my

paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

 Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Grading Criteria


To access your rubric:

Week 11 Assignment Rubric


Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity


Learning Resources

Required Readings

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2017). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.).

Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

 Chapter 8, “Legislative Aspects of Nursing Informatics: HITECH and HIPAA” (pp. 145–166)


American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2018). MACRA/MIPS: The transition from fee-for-service

to quality-based reimbursement. Retrieved from



Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). MACRA. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from

programs/macra-mips-and-apms/macra-mips-and-apms.html (2018a). Health IT legislation. Retrieved from

regulation-and-policy/health-it-legislation (2018b). Meaningful use and MACRA. Retrieved from


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