Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations

Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations

Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Jatinder N.D. Gupta (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA) and Sushil Sharma (Ball State University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2004|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 388
ISBN13: 9781591404590|ISBN10: 1591404592|EISBN13: 9781591404613|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-459-0

Description

Creating Knowledge Based Healthcare Organizations brings together high quality concepts closely related to how knowledge management can be utilized in healthcare. It includes the methodologies, systems, and approaches needed to create and manage knowledge in various types of healthcare organizations.

Furthermore, it has a global flavor, as we discuss knowledge management approaches in healthcare organizations throughout the world. For the first time, many of the concepts, tools, and techniques relevant to knowledge management in healthcare are available, offereing the reader an understanding of all the components required to utilize knowledge.

Reviews and Testimonials

The main strength of the book is its international approach, covering…research and case studies from Asia, Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and USA.

– The book generally presents a sanguine view of knowledge management that highlights the power of technology to manage data and information efficiently.

The reader who is looking for a book on knowledge management that relates directly to the healthcare arena, and who is particularly interested in the application of information systems in support, will be well served by this monograph.

– Chun Wei Choo, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83(7), July 2005.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nilmini,Wickramasinghe [PhD , MBA, GradDipMgtSt, BSc.,AmusA (piano) A.mus A (violin] researches and teaches in various areas of MIS with a special focus of the confluence of KM and healthcare. She is well published with over 100 refereed articles, book chapters, numerous books and an encyclopaedia. Dr. Wickramasinghe regularly presents her work throughout Australasia, Europe and North America. She is the US representative of HCTM (Healthcare Technology Management) association, holds a professor position at RMIT University Australia and is the associate director for the Centre for the Management of Technology at IIT, in Chicago. In addition, Dr Wickramasinghe is the editor in chief of two journals published by InderScience: IJBET, Intl. J Biomedical Engineering and Technology ( www.inderscience.com/ijbet) and IJNVO, Intl. J Networking and Virtual Organisations (www.inderscience.com/ijnvo).
Sushil K. Sharma is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems and Executive Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA). He co-edited five books that include the Handbook of Research on Information Assurance and Security and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations. He is also the co-editor of the book: Managing E-Business (Heidelberg Press, Australia). Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 refereed research papers in many peer-reviewed national and international MIS and management journals, conferences proceedings and books. He serves on editorial boards of several national and international journals and has also edited special issues. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Adoption. His primary teaching and research interests are in e-commerce, computer-mediated communications, community and social informatics, information systems security, e-government, ERP systems, database management systems, cluster computing, Web services and knowledge management. He has a wide consulting experience in information systems and e-commerce and he has served as an advisor and consultant to several government and private organizations including projects funded by the World Bank.