Global Glossary: Pharmacy Informatics

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Knowledge base

In a clinical decision support system, the component that contains clinical knowledge, such as drug interactions, diagnoses, or treatment guidelines.

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.

Knowledge management

The identification, mobilization and use of knowledge to improve decisions and actions.  

Wyatt JC. Clinical knowledge and practice in the information age: a handbook for health professionals. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2001.