KAT: a flexible XML-based knowledge authoring environment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As part of an enterprise effort to develop new clinical information systems at Intermountain Health Care, the authors have built a knowledge authoring tool that facilitates the development and refinement of medical knowledge content. At present, users of the application can compose order sets and an assortment of other structured clinical knowledge documents based on XML schemas. The flexible nature of the application allows the immediate authoring of new types of documents once an appropriate XML schema and accompanying Web form have been developed and stored in a shared repository. The need for a knowledge acquisition tool stems largely from the desire for medical practitioners to be able to write their own content for use within clinical applications. We hypothesize that medical knowledge content for clinical use can be successfully created and maintained through XML-based document frameworks containing structured and coded knowledge.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hulse, NC; Rocha, RA; Del Fiol, G; Bradshaw, RL; Hanna, TP; Roemer, LK

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 418 - 430

PubMed ID

  • 15802477

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1174887

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-5027

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1197/jamia.M1701


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England