Proteus Open Source Now

We, the developers of the Proteus Intelligent Processes (PIP) Project, are pleased to announce the availability of source code for tools related to the clinical decision support guidelines model, Proteus under an open source license (EPL). The open source development effort will now proceed in the PIP project.

With this announcement, we are also opening up the project for general participation. The code and related information can be found at . The home for Proteus will remain at . Introductory information about the rule authoring system GreEd is available at .

This announcement coincides with the release of the version 2.7 (beta). In this version, Protean, the process/guideline authoring tool, has acquired features of a modern integrated development environment (IDE). Also GreEd, the rules authoring system, can now be considered a foundation for an innovative, user-friendly business rules management system (BRMS). Knowledge authoring remains easy and fun as in the previous version. Read more about the new features here: .

Take the new application for a spin by downloading it from .

This is a major milestone for Proteus which was made possible by contributions from many wonderful people. Much of the development for this version was done in the Semantic Data Capture Initiative project of Henry Ford Health System, my employer. Besides Henry Ford, Lister Hill Center of National Library of Medicine played a critical role at the nascent stage of Proteus. Several ideas related to metadata usage and rule authoring were developed at City of Hope National Medical Center.

We will be scheduling a web conference to provide a quick introduction to Proteus, GreEd and the PIP project. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.

I will be at the upcoming AMIA annual symposium, in San Francisco and will be happy to talk to you more about this effort, if you are planning to be there.

We welcome your participation and feedback.


Hemant (On behalf of the PIP Project Developers)
Hemant Shah M.D., M. Surg.
Senior Research Informatician

Henry Ford Health System
1 Ford Place
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

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