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CASAS VALDES, Aloyma et al. Theoretical aspects of knowledge management in evidence-based medicine. ACIMED [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.2. ISSN 1024-9435.

The importance of data, information and knowledge concepts is defined as notions of fundamental scope in the context of the tendencies imposed in the application of modern procedures in medical practice.  The essence of the new paradigm in the health care is revealed, known from the conceptual point of view as evidence based medicine, and the challenges faced by the information professional as information and knowledge manager are dealt with, so that the health professional may apply them appropriately.  The necessary steps to carry out an efficient knowledge management and to attain its socialization in this setting are identified as well as certain particularities of the health system that facilitate such process.  Finally, a review is made of evidence based medicine as an expression of knowledge management in the health field, where its correspondence with the current demands, resulting from the present development in the informational sphere, was proved

Keywords : Evidence based medicine; information management; knowledge management; information professional; health professional.

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