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You have read about HITECH Act, HIPAA, ARRA, and electronic signatures. Summarize the intent of one of these laws and its impact on your practice.

Recent healthcare acts such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have provisions regarding the application of technology in healthcare. In this week’s lesson and readings, you will read about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health  (HITECH) Act, HIPAA, ARRA, and Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-sign).

Please read and research the HITECH Act, HIPAA, ARRA, and E-sign. Please choose one of these federal acts and summarize the intent of the act/laws and the act/laws impact on your nursing practice. Please remember to use your personal experience

The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and #8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based practice. (POs #4 and #8)

Due Date

Refer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.

Total Points Possible

150 Points


The paper will include the following.

  1. Clinical question
    1. Description of problem
    2. Significance of problem
    3. Purpose of paper
  2. Description of findings
    1. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in e-Colleg
    2. Describe
      1. Concepts
      2. Methods used
  • Participants
  1. Instruments including reliability and validity
  2. Answer to “Purpose” question
  3. Identify next step for group
  1. Conclusion of paper
  2. Format
    1. Correct grammar and spelling

Use of headings for each section

  1. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
  2. Page length: three pages


  1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.
  2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.

Directions and Assignment Criteria

Assignment CriteriaPoints%Description
Problem20 13% 1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations.3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “Thepurpose of this paper is to . . .”

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