Administration and Management of projects
Overall Project Picture
The figure above shows the overall picture of how a generalised clinical management information system can be used to develop department specific IS, yet still retain its interoperability across systems.
CDAL is essentially a restricted natural language allowing analytical procedures to be expressed as a query such that it can be computationally executed. It is similar to SQL except it is less restricted and more closely resembles human language. In the above figure, it can be seen how Victor and David's work on CDAL will fit into the IS. An initial prototype of this (developed by YuZhong) was demonstrated at the RPA site visit.
Following the meeting and site visit, our initial tasks has become a lot clearer. These include:
- System Analysis of ICU - A comprehensive system analysis of ICU is to be undertaken in order to gain an understanding of what an ICU IS should be fundamentally be achieving, data capture requirements (design of forms) and overall functional and non functional requirements. Incorporated in this system analysis is a SRS for an ideal ICU IS (SUICUIS). ICU work flow analysis. If possible, system analysis would be conducted at the RPA ICU and two other hospital departments to gain a greater understanding of how hospital information systems differ from department to department.
- Extending previous thesis work on G.H.I.M.S (now referred to as G.C.I.M.S) - particularly on the generation of forms and form version control.
- Develop a functional ICU IS - using methodology in G.C.I.M.S and incorporating the use of medical terminology server to deliver (in this case) SNOMED-CT terms to instantiate and record data.