Conceptual data model for a central patient database.

Academic Article


  • This paper presents methods used to develop a conceptual model for a patient database forming the centerpiece of a clinical information system under development. Various modeling techniques are discussed using a simplified fragment of the model. A method for mapping the model onto a relational design optimized for single patient retrievals is described. The results section discusses a number of issues pertaining to the flexibility and usability of this architecture.
  • Author List

  • Johnson S; Friedman C; Cimino JJ; Clark T; Hripcsak G; Clayton PD
  • Start Page

  • 381
  • End Page

  • 385