Background: Much of the information on the complementary medicine is spread across literature and the internet. However, various literature and web resources provide information just of one specialist field. In addition, these resources do not allow users to search for suitable therapies based on patient-specific indications.
Objectives: Aggregating knowledge about complementary medicine into one database makes the search more efficient.
Methods: Data integration is a promising method for providing well-based knowledge. Therefore, integrative methods were used to create the database ALTMEDA, which includes complementary and drug-related data.
Results: Based on this comprehensive database ALTMEDA, the new eHealth system KATIS and the corresponding app ALMEKO for the mobile usage were implemented.
Conclusion: KATIS is a web-based system for complementary medicine. KATIS provides knowledge about ten different specialist fields, which enables users not only to look up a particular complementary therapy, but also to find suitable therapies for indications more efficiently. [http://www.komplementäre-medizin.de]
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