Education, Teaching, & Evidence Engagement Area
Knowledge Management information scientists have provided expertly filtered and synthesized evidence impacting research, patient care, clinical practice, and healthcare management at VUMC for over 20 years. Through a commitment to life-long learning and continuing education, Center for Knowledge Management (CKM) information scientists have developed expertise in searching the biomedical literature, synthesizing and filtering evidence, evaluating study design, identifying inherent biases, and recognizing the most authoritative sources for particular information needs. As such, CKM is the recognized VUMC authority on the synthesis of biomedical literature and resources.
As part of CKM’s efforts to extract, organize, and connect the knowledge built into the medical center’s clinical systems and practices for current and future reuse, information scientists provide targeted evidence and work with clinical leaders to ensure that local practice is in alignment with the most up-to-date and authoritative evidence. CKM information scientists possess advanced knowledge in areas including medicine, health literacy and learning styles, public health, biochemistry, and genetics – all of which drives evidence support for diverse medical center teams, systems, and processes. CKM evidence products are maintained within in-house databases and are available to the VUMC community for reuse and future consultation.