A Knowledge-Management Architecture to Integrate and to Share Medical and Clinical Data, Information, and Knowledge

  • David Riaño
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5943)


Data, information, and knowledge in medicine is varied, changing, interrelated, and for diverse purposes. Medical and Clinical care depends on the correct and efficient combined application of these elements to concrete health care situations as prophylactics, screening, diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis. In this paper, we propose a Knowledge Management Architecture (KMA) to allow the integration of medical and clinical data, information and knowledge in a consistent and incremental way. The components of KMA are described and the already implemented parts are provided with references to papers where they are explained in more detail. For the first time, we present the conceptual integration of the isolated works performed in the research group of artificial intelligence of the Rovira i Virgili University and in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona, and the SAGESSA health care organization.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Knowledge Management Unify Medical Language System Service Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Riaño
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  1. 1.Research Group on Artificial Intelligence (Banzai)Rovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain

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