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Table 3 Examples of workflow elements

From: A conceptual framework and protocol for defining clinical decision support objectives applicable to medical specialties

Tasks Actors Settings
Prescribing · Specialist · Office
Ordering a test · Physicians’ assistant · Ambulatory clinic
Gathering clinical data from a patient · Nurse · Hospital
Interpreting a test result · Advanced practice registered nurse · Emergency department
Generating a note or consult report · Administrative assistant · Ambulatory surgery center
Receiving a consult report · Visiting nurse · Patient web portal
Communicating results to a patient · Patient, family, or caregiver  
Discharging a patient