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Title: Making explicit the implicit knowledge assets in healthcare: the case of multidisciplinary teams in care and cure environments.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Davison, Graydon
Keywords: Interdisciplinary Communication
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management Infrastructure
Knowledge Assets
Multidisciplinary Teams
Healthcare Environments
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Aug-2004
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Citation: Health Care Manag Sci. 2004 Aug;7(3):185-195
Abstract: Research in Australia and the United States offers evidence of sophisticated, implicit, knowledge assets in two diverse healthcare environments, care and cure. Two case studies representing these two distinct archetypal environments are presented (a palliative care organization in Australia and a spinal care unit in the United States); both are based around multidisciplinary service delivery and demonstrate the existence of implicit knowledge assets. Yet the full potential of these knowledge assets is not being realized. A Knowledge Management Infrastructure model is proffered as a way of making explicit the elements of these knowledge assets in both case studies. In addition, this model provides a systematic and robust approach to structuring the conceptualization of knowledge assets across a range of healthcare environments.
DOI: 10.1023/B:HCMS.0000039381.02400.49
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ISSN: 1572-9389
Journal Title: Health Care Management Science
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Computer and Information Science Department, James J. Nance College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, USA
College of Law and Business, School of Management, University of Western Sydney, Penrith South DC, Australia
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