Chapter 14

Intentionally Linked Entities

A Detailed Look at a Database System for Health Care Informatics*

V. Kantabutra    Department of Electrical Engineering, Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA


This chapter introduces the Intentionally Linked Entities (ILE) database system and the possibility of using ILE to more efficiently and accurately manage data in health care information systems. ILE links data entities in a more robust and efficient way than the relational database system. ILE also stores data in a more organized fashion than the relational, tabular NoSQL database systems and the graph database system, and it is capable of expressing more general relationships among data entities than the object-oriented database (OODB) ...

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