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Req-576: Clinical Workflow Tasking
Release Package: 2013 Format

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2013 Format

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Clinical Workflow Tasking


STATEMENT: Schedule and manage tasks with appropriate timeliness.
DESCRIPTION: Since the electronic health record will replace the paper chart, tasks that were based on the paper artifact must be effectively managed in the electronic environment. Functions must exist in the EHR-S that support electronically any workflow that previously depended on the existence of a physical artifact (such as the paper chart, a phone message slip) in a paper based system. Tasks differ from other more generic communication among participants in the care process because they are a call to action and target completion of a specific workflow in the context of a patient's health record (including a specific component of the record). Tasks also require disposition (final resolution). The initiator may optionally require a response. For example, in a paper based system, physically placing charts in piles for review creates a physical queue of tasks related to those charts. This queue of tasks (for example, a set of patient phone calls to be returned) must be supported electronically so that the list (of patients to be called) is visible to the appropriate user or role for disposition. Tasks are time-limited (or finite). The state transition (e.g. created, performed and resolved) may be managed by the user explicitly or automatically based on rules. For example, if a user has a task to signoff on a test result, that task should automatically be marked complete by the EHR when the test result linked to the task is signed in the system. Patients will become more involved in the care process by receiving tasks related to their care. Examples of patient related tasks include acknowledgement of receipt of a test result forwarded from the provider, or a request to schedule an appointment for a pap smear (based on age and frequency criteria) generated automatically by the EHR-S on behalf of the provider.

Related Requirements:

Relationship Release Package Requirement ID Requirement Title Requirement Type SHALL / SHOULD / MAY Compare Requirements
Req-576 Is Child Of 2013 Format Req-282 Operations Management and Communication Header Not Applicable Compare
Req-576 Is Parent Of 2013 Format Req-563 Clinical Task Assignment and Routing Function Not Applicable Compare
Req-576 Is Parent Of Req-567 Clinical Task Tracking Function Not Applicable Compare
Req-576 Is Parent Of Req-758 Clinical Task Linking Function Not Applicable Compare




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Last Updated 04/13/2016
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