The incursion of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health care entails evident bene?ts at the levels of security and e?ciency that improve not only the quality of life of the patients, but also the quality of the work of the health care professionals and the costs of national health care systems. Leaving research approaches aside, the analysis of ICT in health care shows an evo- tion from the initial interest in representing and storing health care data (i. e. , electronic health care records) to the current interest of having remote access to electronic health care systems, as for example HL7 initiatives or telemedicine. This sometimes imperceptible evolution can be interpreted as a new step of the progress path of health care informatics, whose next emerging milestone is the convergenceof current solutions with formal methods for health care kno- edge management. In this sense, K4CARE is a European project aiming at contributing to this progress path. It is centered on the idea that health care knowledge rep- sented in a formal waymay favor the treatment of home care patients in modern societies. The project highlights several aspects that are considered relevant to the evolution of medical informatics: health care knowledge production, health care knowledge integration, update, and adaptation, and health care intelligent systems.
The intersection between knowledge management, computer science, and health care de?nes a technological area of great interest that has not been operated properly. Within this area medical procedures on preventive, diagnostic, the- peutic, or prognostic tasks in health careplay an outstanding role. The mana- ment of this type of knowledge at the point of care includes four technological scopes, at least. The ?rst one establishes the languages and structures to r- resent health care procedural knowledge and the integration of these structures with medical information systems. The second consists of the development of - gorithms and computer science technologies for the operation of this knowledge. The third scope is concerned with the development of methodologies to m- imize the bene?t of these algorithms and methodologies. The fourth concerns the integration of the previous algorithms, technologies, and methodologies in computer science systems that allow the application of this knowledge at the point of need, harnessing health care of greater quality and e?ciency.
Knowledge management goes beyond data and information capture in computerized health records and ordering systems; it seeks to leverage the experiences of all who interact in healthcare to enhance care delivery, teamwork, and organizational learning. Knowledge management - if envisioned thoughtfully - takes a systemic approach to implementation that includes the embodiment of a learning culture. Knowledge is then used to support that culture and the knowledge workers within it to encourage them to share what they know, thusly enabling their peers, their organizations and ultimately their patients to benefit from their experience to proactively dismantle hierarchy and encourage sharing about what works, and what doesn’t to focus efforts on improvement. Knowledge Management in Healthcare draws on relevant business, clinical and health administration literature plus the analysis of discussions with a variety of clinical, administrative, leadership, patient and information experts. The result is a book that will inform thinking on knowledge access needs to mitigate potential failures, design lasting improvements and support the sharing of what is known to enable work towards attaining high reliability. It can be used as a general tool for leaders and individuals wishing to devise and implement a knowledge-sharing culture in their institution, design innovative activities supporting transparency and communication to strengthen existing programs intended to enhance knowledge sharing behaviours and contribute to high quality, safe care.
This unique text is a practical guide to managing and developing Healthcare Knowledge Management (KM) that is underpinned by theory and research. It provides readers with an understanding of approaches to the critical nature and use of knowledge by investigating healthcare-based KM systems. Designed to demystify the KM process and demonstrate its applicability, this text offers contemporary and clinically-relevant lessons for future organizational implementations.
This edited book contains papers from the 2008 International Conference on Knowledge Management to be held in Columbus, Ohio. The papers represent much of the best and most up-to-date work by researchers and practitioners in the field of knowledge management. It provides insights into the knowledge management practices within organization and discusses issues related to knowledge management competencies and professionalism. It is a good reference source for information and knowledge professionals and can be read by both graduate and undergraduate students.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed papers from the BPM 2013 Joint Workshop on Process-Oriented Information Systems and Knowledge Representation in Health Care, KR4HC 2013/ProHealth 2013, held in Murcia, Spain, in June 2013. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on semantic interoperability in health care; modeling clinical guidelines; knowledge-based techniques for handling clinical data; and context aware services and guidance.
Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements. The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches for patient needs, this book is essential for educators and trainers at multiple experience levels in the fields of medicine and medical informatics.
Healthcare and knowledge management is the need of the era; this book investigates various challenges faced by practitioners in this area. It also covers the work to be done in the healthcare sector and the use of different computing techniques for better insight and decision-making. Healthcare and Knowledge Management for Society 5.0: Trends, Issues, and Innovations showcases the benefits of computing techniques used for knowledge management in the field of healthcare in the futuristic perspective of having a human-centric society 5.0. The book includes topics related to the use of technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, Internet of Things, blockchain, and sensors for effective healthcare and management. Case studies are included for easy comprehension and the book covers the most up-to-date research in the field. The use of techniques like artificial intelligence in the field of knowledge management is also discussed. This book is intended for researchers and academicians to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools. Researchers working in interdisciplinary research can also find many interesting topics which will pave the way for a new arena in healthcare and knowledge management.
This book is focused on AI-empowered knowledge management to improve processes, implementation of technology for providing easy access to knowledge and the impact of knowledge management to promote the platform for generation of new knowledge through continuous learning. The book discusses process of knowledge management which includes entirety of the creation, distribution, and maintenance of knowledge to achieve organizational objectives. It also covers knowledge management tools which enable and enhance knowledge creation, codification, and transfer within business firms thereby reducing the burden of work and allowing application of resources and effective usage towards practical tasks. An immense growth of artificial intelligence in business organizations has occurred and AI-empowered knowledge management practice is leading towards growth and development of the organization.