New information model for clinical challenges
The importance of information systems for health and pharma industries is rapidly growing.
The traditional IT health solution has been designed based on data gathered in RDBMS systems with strictly and rigidly defined data models, applications and functionalities. Nowadays, it must meet the requirements of rapidly changing medical demands, pharmaceutical research, and an increasing number of new drugs, trial programs or more advanced treatments.
All this information and rules build a knowledge data base which, at the end of the day, improves treatment by giving medical doctors access to new research results and medical books, simplifying knowledge exchange and, most importantly, providing access to treatment history of each patient.
But how can this knowledge be used to support medical treatment?