Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management

Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management

Murako Saito (Waseda University, Japan), Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Masako Fuji (Nonprofit Organization TBI Rehabilitation Center, Japan) and Eliezer Geisler (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Release Date: July, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 322
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-284-8
ISBN13: 9781605662848|ISBN10: 1605662844|EISBN13: 9781605662855
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Description & Coverage
Description:

In global environments, healthcare organizations are required to be flexible and resilient in coping with uncertain and complex circumstances.

Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation and the Role of Knowledge Management collects a compilation of chapters on how knowledge impacts the layout and design of the medical industry. A cutting-edge reference source within the field, this book provides comprehensive frameworks, constraints, and performances analyzed by experts within the healthcare sector.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Eye-movement of cerebral palsy patients
  • Healthcare value
  • Home care and rehabilitation equipment
  • Improving organizational performances
  • Information interpretation in knowledge management
  • Information processing in knowledge management
  • Intelligence continuum and emergency and disaster scenarios
  • Knowledge management in healthcare operations
  • Organizational Learning and Leadership
  • Perceived organizational environment
Reviews and Testimonials

"This book builds an extensive conceptual framework for integration across all of the contributing fields."

– Dr. J. B. Silvers. Case Western Reserve University, USA

This is the first book I`ve seen on a topic that supports an area that is gaining much attention and demand. It is a source of information on the methods necessary for making key decisions in this area based on the evidence.

– Dr. Lena L. Watson, University of Phoenix, Doody's Book Review Selected as a Fall 2011 Shelf-Worthy Academic Title by Baker & Taylor.
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Murako Saito is a representative of Health Care Technology Management Research Center in Tokyo, and research adviser in the Institute of Future Healthcare Policy in Waseda University. She had been a professor of cognitive ergonomics, organizational ergonomics in Graduate and Undergraduate Courses in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, and as the position that preceded Waseda University, she had been a professor of Industrial Health, Healthcare Management in Dept. of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Ryukyu. She received PhD of Health Sciences from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo where she graduated. She had been a Fulbright Scholarship Grantee authorized by US Department for continuing to study in Graduate School of Public Health and Teachers College, Columbia University (New York, USA) . Dr. Saito has been involved in several associations and served as editorial boards of national and international journals. She serves currently for NPO Joint Lecture-Consultation Plans. Her major research interests are on organizational redesign and transformation into innovative organizations by strategic knowledge management in the processes of cognition-action coupling or the recursive processes of organizational learning, and by fostering the participants to be a healthy actor and harnessing potentiality of the participants in individual and collective levels.
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).
Masako Fujii is a director of Non-Profitable-Organization of TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Rehabilitation Center located in Tokyo. Dr.Fujii had been an associate professor in Medical School, Hamamatsu University and a professor in Nursing School of Hamamatsu University after making carrier of psychological clinician and also brain researcher as being an assistant and instructor at Bain Research Institute of University of Tokyo. Dr.Fujii has a wide experience of consulting with many clients with TBI and their families by giving them progress programs on the abilities of attention, memory and executive functions she prepared for each client and his/her families, and she has also conducting lectures on cognitive rehabilitation for the practitioners and for the classes in nursing schools in Japan.
Eliezer (Elie) Geisler is a distinguished professor at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology and Director of the IIT Center for the Management of Medical Technology. He holds a doctorate from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Dr. Geisler is the author of nearly 100 papers in the areas of technology and innovation management, the evaluation of R&D, science and technology, and the management of healthcare and medical technology. He is the author of several books, including: Managing the Aftermath of Radical Corporate Change (1997), The Metrics of Science and Technology (2000), also translated into Chinese, Creating Value with Science and Technology (2001) and Installing and Managing Workable Knowledge Management Systems (With Rubenstein, 2003). His forthcoming books are: Knowledge and Knowledge Systems: Learning from the Wonders of the Mind, and a textbook: Knowledge Management Systems: Theory and Cases (With Wickramasinghe). He consulted for major corporations and for many U.S. federal departments, such as Defense, Agriculture, Commerce, EPA, Energy, and NASA. Dr. Geisler is the co-founder of the annual conferences on the Hospital of the Future, and the Health Care Technology and Management Association, a joint venture of several universities in 10 countries. He serves on various editorial boards of major journals. His current research interests include the nature of knowledge management in general and in complex systems, such as healthcare organizations.
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