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Title: The major barriers and facilitators for the adoption and implementation of knowledge management in healthcare operations.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Bali, Rajeev
Geisler, Eliezer
Keywords: Electronic Healthcare
Knowledge Management
KM Adoption
KM Implementation
Healthcare Delivery
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: Int. J. of Electronic Healthcare, 2007l 3(3): 367-381
Abstract: The importance of Knowledge Management (KM) to organisations in today's competitive environment is being recognised as paramount and significant. This is particularly evident for healthcare both globally and in the USA. The US healthcare system is facing numerous challenges in trying to deliver cost effective, high quality treatments and is turning to KM techniques and technologies for solutions in an attempt to achieve this goal. We examine this by outlining the primary barriers encountered in the adoption and implementation of specific KM technologies in healthcare settings and then examine these in the context of an orthopaedic case vignette. In doing so, we show the benefit of KM tools and techniques for enhancing healthcare delivery.
DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2007.014554
ISSN: 1741-8461
Journal Title: International Journal of Electronic Healthcare
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Center for the Management Medical Technology (CMMT), Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, 565 West Adam Street, Chicago, IL 60661, USA.
Department of Knowledge and Information Management, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, UK.
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