Knowledge management in hospitals

Kevin C. Desouza

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Abstract

The medical field in recent years has been facing increasing pressures for lower cost and increased quality of healthcare. These two pressures are forcing dramatic changes throughout the industry. Managing knowledge in healthcare enterprises is hence crucial for optimal achievement of lowered cost of services with higher quality. The following chapter focuses on developing and fostering a knowledge management process model. We then look at key barriers for healthcare organizations to cross in order to fully manage knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages208-221
Number of pages14
Volume1-4
ISBN (Electronic)9781605660516
ISBN (Print)1605660507, 9781605660509
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Desouza, K. C. (2008). Knowledge management in hospitals. In Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1-4, pp. 208-221). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9.ch018