Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Stephen W. Clyde


The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) uses multiple and diverse healthcare information systems for managing, maintaining, and sharing the health information. To keep track of the important details about these information systems such as the operational details, data semantics, data exchange standards, and personnel responsible for maintaining and managing it is a monumental task, with several limitations. This report describes the design and implementation of the Metadata Management System (MDM) that addresses the problem of documenting multiple information systems and exchange of data between them. The purpose of the MDM is to provide efficient and usable means of storing, accessing, and visualizing metadata of the information systems used by the UDOH in authenticated and authorized manner.


Publication made available electronically February 2, 2012.