Encyclopedia of Database Systems

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

Clinical Knowledge Repository

  • Roberto A. RochaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_57


Clinical content database; Clinical content registry; Clinical content repository; Clinical knowledge base; Clinical knowledge directory; Clinical knowledge management repository


A clinical knowledge repository (CKR) is a multipurpose storehouse for clinical knowledge assets. “Clinical knowledge asset” is a generic term that describes any type of human or machine-readable electronic content used for computerized clinical decision support. A CKR is normally implemented as an enterprise resource that centralizes a large quantity and wide variety of clinical knowledge assets. A CKR provides integrated support to all asset lifecycle phases such as authoring, review, activation, revision, and eventual inactivation. A CKR routinely provides services to search, retrieve, transform, merge, upload, and download clinical knowledge assets. From a content curation perspective, a CKR has to ensure proper asset provenance, integrity, and versioning, along with effective access...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Partners eCarePartners HealthCare SystemWellesleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

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