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D. Riao (Ed.): K4CARE 2007, LNAI 4924, pp. 120, 2008. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Summary: D. Riaņo (Ed.): K4CARE 2007, LNAI 4924, pp. 1­20, 2008.
Š Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
Healthcare Knowledge Management:
The Art of the Possible
Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
NICHE Research Group, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
Halifax, B3H 1W5, Canada
Abstract. Healthcare knowledge management is an active, yet not a well character-
ized research topic. In this chapter, we attempt to characterize healthcare knowl-
edge management and highlight the practical aspects of healthcare knowledge
management vis-ā-vis knowledge-centric services that aim to improve healthcare
delivery and health outcomes. We investigate healthcare knowledge management
from various perspectives--such as epistemological, organizational learning,
knowledge-theoretic and functional. From an epistemological perspective we elicit
the different types of healthcare knowledge and the heterogeneous modalities rep-
resenting it. From a functional perspective we present a suite of healthcare knowl-
edge management services that aim to assist healthcare stakeholders. From a
knowledge-theoretic perspective, we present the frontiers of healthcare knowledge
management, in particular for patient management through decision support and


Source: Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza - Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences