Table of Contents

What Is Metadata?.
Data Types in the Medical Record.
Metadata and the Use of XML.
Representing Structured Clinical Data.
Building the User Interface for Structured Clinical Data Capture.
Medical Decision Support Systems: General Considerations.
Challenges in Electronic Decision Support Implementation.
Infrastructure for Complex Clinical Decision Support: Rule Engines.
Decision Support Infrastructure: Workflows and Service-Oriented Architectures.
Complex Decision Support in Practice.
Extending the Entity-Attribute-Value Model.
Descriptive Metadata: An Introduction to Terminologies.
Descriptive Metadata: Implementing Large-Scale Biomedical Ontologies.
Clinical Study Data Management Systems.
Data Retrieval for Heterogeneous Data Models.
Metadata for Data Warehousing.
Biomedical Metadata Standards.