ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD AVAILABILITY AND PORTABILITY VS PRIVACY.
Using Ruffner (2010), Jacques (2011), and Thede (2010) as resources, compose an evaluative essay which supports your position regarding
Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Are you in favor of EMR or do you believe it would be a drastic invasion of patient privacy or even
community privacy? Analyze the evidence, arguments, and conclusions in your research that support your position.
The finished Assignment should be a minimum of a 3-paged expository essay, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and
purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained
For this Assignment, specifically:
� use the headings The Case for Availability and Portability, The Case for Privacy, and The Writer�s Opinion to organize your material
� include an introductory paragraph that gives a summary of the case example and a concluding paragraph which brings your paper to a
reasonable conclusion (with no heading for either)
� include Stanhope & Lancaster (2012) Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. (2012). Public health nursing: Population-centered health care in the
community (8th ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier. as a reference and at least one of the journal articles mentioned above, which will be
properly cited within the body of your paper
� have no more than 10% of the paper of direct quotations; you must synthesize the material rather than merely quoting it.
� title page must resemble that found on p. 41 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010).
� No “Author’s Note” or “Abstract” is necessary
� Jacques, L. (2011). Electronic health records and respect for patient privacy: A prescription for compatibility. Vanderbilt Journal of
Entertainment & Technology Law, 13(2), 441-462.
� Ruffner, B. J. (2010). The case for electronic health records. Tennessee Medicine: Journal Of The Tennessee Medical Association, 103(8),