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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
sraza@cs.dal.ca
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