At the individual level, this treatise has accomplished the following:
- A prototype Workflow Builder enabling clinicians to define abstraction level workflows without prior technical knowledge and/or experience in programming.
- Transformations of abstract level workflow into a WDL file adhering to an XML schema.
- Demonstrated the generic qualities of the Workflow Builder such that its application is domain independent.
- An evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of such a prototype with regards to the overall Workflow Management System and guidelines for a future implementation.
Joint achievements are the result of synergistic benefits of working in a research group. These include the following:
- A system analysis of the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney demonstrating the inadequacies of their information environment in delivering on time information and workflow support to staff.
- A workflow analysis of the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney demonstrating how some of their processes have increased in complexity as a result of disparate and old information systems.
- A partial ideal software requirements specification for an intensive care information system that is mainly focused around the care of patient.
- Proof of concept Workflow Management System prototype demonstrating the ability to design form centric workflows that is independent of domain, that is, the workflow has been abstracted and decoupled from being hard coded into the system. This is to be implemented as part of a larger G.C.I.M.S project.