Call for CKM Editors

pablo pazos pazospablo at
Mon Jul 9 20:52:40 EDT 2012

Hi Jussara & Heather,
I could help on the specification of review, edition, quality assurance and other "knowledge artifact" governance related processes, I think this can be a good guideline to engage new editors for the CKM. I know there are some pointers on the openEHR wiki about those topics, but it is a good opportunity to create a formal guide. You know, first they need to know what to do, then how to do it right, and finally do it.

This guideline can have two chapters, one on the formal process itself, on reviewing and editing archetypes, assuring modeling quality, and other on "hardcore" modeling, with tips about what to do in certain cases (like the ones exposed in other thread I started: "An ACTION or INSTRUCTION referencing an AGENT, is it possible?‏").

In archetype edition itself, I can help on a reduced domain, mainly in emergency & trauma care (this was the domain I analyzed for my degree thesis), but I'm not qualified to help on other domains.

Starting a page on the wiki as Koray sugested would be a good place to start defining what we need, designing how we will do it, and then taking concrete actions.By my side I have sent the message about our need for clinical modelers: (this is also in facebook, google plus, twitter, google groups and linkedin).

I'll be glad to help anyway I can.

Kind regards,
Ing. Pablo Pazos Gutiérrez

From: jussara.macedo at
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 17:41:57 -0300
Subject: Re: Call for CKM Editors
To: openehr-clinical at

Dear Heather,
as you know Brazil has chosen openEHR as the model to represent clinical knowledge and that Brazilian association of medical informatics is in a process of hosting a healthcare content knowledge artifacts repository  to be used in this and other EHR projects in Brazil. In order to do have a well controlled environment,  we´re going to  create a methodology for the governance of the whole process of publishing of archetypes and other artifacts like term sets. One of the mains issues for us is to define clear rules for  editing rights and  roles: who can add content, make submissions,  can edit exiting entries or reformulate content. We want that all artifacts undergo a process of quality assurance and be certified by the clinical community ( medical societies).

We intend also to provide training to healthcare professionals to be skilled editors and mentors in the process of creating and implementing them, in the same way IHTSDO is doing to help to build capacity  to extend and to enhance both quality as also the capabilities of Snomed- Ct. All these activities were described  in the clinical content program mind map that we discussed recently and now that we have at least a new volunteer I think it´s time to schedule a webconference among us.


JussaraOn Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Domingo Liotta <domingo_liotta at> wrote:

Dear Heather:
Just in time for your email to arrive. I have finally had the chance to show the dean of the School of Medicine,  the benefits of adopting OpenEHR as a project  to be implemented by our University.

We have 6 public provincial hospitals (400 beds each) that serves our students. I´ll be implementing a EHR in one of them. I have been committing a small task force to begin modelling archetypes. 

I´ll be happy to assist as a CKM editor as well. Please let me know how I can further help.

Dr. Domingo Liotta (h) Director Cátedra Abierta 
de Bienestar Médica, Universidad de Morón



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