Center for Knowledge Management - Synopsis

Center for Knowledge Management

The Center for Knowledge Management (CKM), led by Dr. Nunzia Bettinsoli Giuse, supports the information-strata of the organization through innovative processes of knowledge acquisition, organization, and dissemination.  CKM functions as an integrated information center, responsive to the institution’s needs and central to its mission.  The purpose of CKM is to create and share new knowledge by capturing, managing, and transforming external and internal, hard and experiential data into a reusable format. CKM information scientists possess an in-depth understanding of sound practices in information management, spanning a wide-array of disciplines from knowledge mining, content filtering, information seeking, and data organization.  Leveraging these abilities, CKM professionals extract tacit knowledge residing within medical center personnel and systems, elicit the subjective insight of experts, and curate explicit knowledge. Diagnosing and analyzing this collected information, CKM creates new products and services for wide-scale information reuse which increase immediate and long-term institutional effectiveness. CKM facilitates a collaborative environment which cuts across the cognitive diversity and wealth of expertise of the institution, actively contributing its knowledge as one of the key sources of competitive advantage for the organization and the community-at-large (e.g., social behavioral determinants of health/population health informatics).

CKM offers a wide range of services to support the medical center, including:

  • Consultation on and/or implementation of clinical metadata tagging, content organization, and electronic archives
  • Evidence provision for clinical decision support (i.e. content development and maintenance)
  • Consultation on precision medicine resources and tools to facilitate workflow integration
  • Evidence provision to aid precision medicine research, clinical studies, and publications (e.g. structural and functional consequence of genetic variants)
  • Assistance with designing and/or conducting systematic reviews
  • Genetic educational content development for patients tailored to reflect both learning style preferences and health literacy level
  • Creation of modules and individualized learning portfolios with clearly identifiable and targeted skills and competencies for professional education curriculum development
  • Consultation on strategies for enhancing adult learning through a well-developed and tested train-the-trainer learning module
  • Consultation on research regarding social and behavioral determinants of health