Conceptual data model for a central patient database. Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Databases, Factual
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized


  • This paper presents methods used to develop a conceptual model for a patient database forming the centerpiece of a clinical information system under development. Various modeling techniques are discussed using a simplified fragment of the model. A method for mapping the model onto a relational design optimized for single patient retrievals is described. The results section discusses a number of issues pertaining to the flexibility and usability of this architecture.

publication date

  • December 1991



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2247559

PubMed ID

  • 1807628

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 381

end page

  • 5