Knowledge Management in Healthcare

As the Obama Healthcare plan is being dissected by Politian's and the public alike, in order to stimulate innovation and bring down healthcare cost the federal government must leverage Knowledge management (KM). You may be asking yourself... How can we leverage KM to bring affordable healthcare to all Americans?

KM is about sharing know-how through collaboration, which includes the integration of systems to enable knowledge sharing. The knowledge being shared includes research, patient records, and doctor expertise. These collaborative work enviornments will bring more effective communication along with more responsiveness to patients. The following represent some links to information on leveraging KM in healthcare.

http://www.ikmagazine.com/xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.DDD4001B-931E-4375-8E64-EDD4D44D1000/eTitle.Your_Say_KM_in_the_healthcare_industry/qx/display.htm

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/ikon/research/leanhealthcare/

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1560470

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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The Knowledge Management (KM) Depot: Knowledge Management in Healthcare

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Knowledge Management in Healthcare

As the Obama Healthcare plan is being dissected by Politian's and the public alike, in order to stimulate innovation and bring down healthcare cost the federal government must leverage Knowledge management (KM). You may be asking yourself... How can we leverage KM to bring affordable healthcare to all Americans?

KM is about sharing know-how through collaboration, which includes the integration of systems to enable knowledge sharing. The knowledge being shared includes research, patient records, and doctor expertise. These collaborative work enviornments will bring more effective communication along with more responsiveness to patients. The following represent some links to information on leveraging KM in healthcare.

http://www.ikmagazine.com/xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.DDD4001B-931E-4375-8E64-EDD4D44D1000/eTitle.Your_Say_KM_in_the_healthcare_industry/qx/display.htm

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/research/ikon/research/leanhealthcare/

http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1560470

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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2 Comments:

At September 1, 2009 at 7:55 AM , Anonymous Dave said...

One additional benefit that KM will bring to the medical community is better and more effective health care the public will receive.

 
At September 3, 2009 at 2:43 PM , Blogger Diwant Vaidya said...

Some uses of KM in healthcare I can see immediately:

1) Patient records across medical institutions (via something like Google Health?)

2) Medical specialty silos built up within hospitals can be opened up (no longer having the 'one' doctor who knows the specifics of a certain procedure.

3) Not having to fill out those forms when visiting new doctors!

 

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