Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Clinical Data Acquisition, Storage, and Management

  • Chimezie OgbujiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_54


Case report forms; Clinical data management systems; Electronic data capture


The management of clinical data for supporting patient care and for supporting retrospective clinical research requires a means to acquire the clinical data and a repository that stores the data and provides the functions necessary for managing them over their lifetime. Typically, patient data are collected “at the point of care” (i.e., onsite where health care is being provided) and entered into a patient record system [2]. Data entry is typically the first line of precaution for maintaining a certain amount of quality on the data collected. Subsequently, a representative from an externally sponsoring organization or authorized personnel from within the health care institution then extracts a select set of medical record data into a Clinical Data Management System (CDMS). The entries in such systems are often referred to as secondary patient records since they are derived from a primary...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vipul Kashyap
    • 1
  1. 1.Director, Clinical ProgramsCIGNA HealthcareBloomfieldUSA