The Knowledge Medium - A Conceptual Framework for the Design and Implementation of a Platform Supporting the Community of AIDS Researchers and Practitioners

The Knowledge Medium - A Conceptual Framework for the Design and Implementation of a Platform Supporting the Community of AIDS Researchers and Practitioners

Rolf Grutter (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland), Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) and Walter Fierz (Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-01-8.ch011
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Abstract

The health care industry is essentially knowledge-based. The quality and efficiency of work performed depends on the ability to both manage internally created knowledge, e. g., about healing practices and available expertise as well as to enrich and integrate it with relevant external knowledge created world-wide by pharmacy research teams, international health organizations, etc. Efficient management of knowledge in health care requires, therefore, concepts and solutions for cooperation and sharing of knowledge within and between communities (Greiner & Rose, 1997).

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