Knowledge Media in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

Knowledge Media in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

Rolf Grütter (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 296
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-13-6
ISBN13: 9781930708136|ISBN10: 1930708130|EISBN13: 9781591400066
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Because the field of healthcare reflects forms of both explicit and tacit knowledge such as evidence-based knowledge, clinical guidelines and the physician's experience, knowledge media have significant potential in this area.

Knowledge Media and Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges is an innovative new book that strives to show the positive impact that Knowledge Media and communication technology can have on human communication within the field of healthcare.

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Rolf Grütter is a scientific project manager and lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communications Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He holds a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and a master’s degree in business sciences (MSc) from the University of St. Gallen. Rolf has been involved in various projects on knowledge media in healthcare. His research interests focus on knowledge engineering and knowledge media in healthcare, particularly the Semantic Web. Rolf is an active member of the Swiss Society for Medical Informatics (SSMI). He is an editor of the journal Swiss Medical Informatics.
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