Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
version ISSN 1729-519X
SOLER MOREJON, Caridad. Medical knowledge and its management. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp. 505-512. ISSN 1729-519X.
Introduction: In general, knowledge is the main resource in the Information Era but concerning Medical Sciences this issue is of particular interest. To call for attention about the importance of an adequate knowledge management is the essential purpose of this paper, focussing on the medical practice features in the XXI century and the evidence based medicine controversial implications from the epistemological and practical point of view. The advantages of information technologies are commented. Conclusion: As a real priority of these times, adequate medical knowledge management needs the development of all the elements related to the process: material resources, human resources (especially concerning informational literacy) and political strategies.
Keywords : Medical knowledge; knowledge management; medical practice; medical epistemology.