Knowledge Management: What Kinds of Knowledge Must Be Managed and Maintained by HIT Professionals and a Systems Governance Team?

There are two major functions of an information management team that are often overlooked and difficult to sustain:

• Initial and ongoing data and functional standardization of the broad EMR

• Specific standardization and maintenance of the organization’s customizable content within the EMR, often referred to as executable knowledge

HIT Team Sustaining Function 1: EMR Standards and Structure

As was described in Use Case 20-1, even with a relatively straightforward scenario like Mrs. Jones there is a considerable amount of data shared and incrementally new information added to her record during the numerous handoffs ...

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