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W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​rite a 4-6 page paper reporting your findings and reflecting on the experience of using the HealthIT SAFER guides to examine performance and risk in your chosen health care setting.
Introduction
DNP-prepared nurses will be expected to lead large scale informatics/technology implementation projects. One of the keys to a successful project is understanding real or potential risks.
As a DNP-prepared nurse, you may find yourself responsible for helping to ensure the security and integrity of data at your place of practice. With this in mind it is critical that you demonstrate a thorough understanding of HIPAA, privacy, and security rules and best practices. Additionally, for both this assessment and your practice, it will be important to solidify your understanding of the current CURES Act, which impacts the way in which providers and patients access and interact with health information. For this assessment, you will use the HealthIT SAFER Guides to identity not only data security and integrity risks, but all other risks related to the implementation of a technology/informatics solution within your chosen health care context.
Note: Remember, the assessments in this course build upon one another. Also, keep in mind that your findings from the SAFER Guides will be used to inform your later assessments.
Preparation
In preparation for this assessment, think about the technology/informatics you propose to implement as part of the practice change to address the safety, process, or quality issues identified in the previous assessments. Review the nine SAFER Guides with your proposed technology/informatics in mind. You will use the discoveries you uncover by using the SAFER Guides to identity risks, which you will address via the risk mitigation plan you will create in the next assessment, Risk Mitigation.
If you are not familiar with the SAFER Guides, the How to Use the SAFER Guides [Video] may help you get started on this assessment.
Instructions
Write a 4–6 page APA-formatted paper, discussing your experience using the SAFER Guides and identifying and describing any potential risks uncovered through the completion of such. Make sure to use the literature to support your findings.
Overall, your assessment will be assessed based on the following criteria:
• Describe the technology/informatics you propose to implement as part of a practice change to drive improvements in a chosen health care environment.
o You may wish to refer to your work in the previous assessments to help you compose this section.
• Explain SAFER Guides findings related to areas where the chosen health care environment is performing well with regard to the proposed technology/informatics.
o These will likely be areas in which you would have rated your chosen health c​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​are environment as “Fully in all areas” on the SAFER Guides.
• Explain SAFER Guides findings related to risks with regard to the proposed technology/informatics in the context of the chosen health care environment.
o These will likely be areas in which you would have rated your chosen health care environment as “Not implemented” on the SAFER Guides, but could also include areas you rated “Partially in some areas,” depending on how severe the risks might be.
• Reflect on the experience of using the SAFER Guides to discover areas of risks and to focus improvement efforts.
o Think about the process of using the SAFER Guides and how it helped you adopt a different point of view in your evaluation.
• Convey purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
• Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
You may use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] to help guide your structuring and formatting of this assessment.
Additional Requirements
Your assessment should also meet the following requirements:
• Length: A 4–6 double-spaced page paper, not including the title page or reference list.
• References: 2–4 scholarly or professional resources, no more than five years old.
• APA format: Submission should follow current APA style and formatting. Review the Evidence and APA section of the Writing Center for guidance.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
• Competency 1: Defend the selection of a technology to meet the needs of a health care organization.
o Describe the proposed technology/informatics to implement as part of a practice change to drive improvements in a chosen health care environment.
• Competency 2: Evaluate technology and its effect within a health care organization.
o Explain SAFER Guides findings related to areas where the chosen health care environment is performing well with regard to the proposed technology/informatics.
• Competency 3: Evaluate and solve ethical and legal issues relating to health care technology.
o Explain SAFER Guides findings related to risks with regard to the proposed technology/informatics in the context of the chosen health care environment.
• Competency 4: Address assessment purpose in a well organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
o Reflect on the experience of using the SAFER Guides to discover areas of risks and to focus improvement efforts.
o Convey purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
o Apply APA style and​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ formatting to scholarly writing.

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