Redesigning Innovative Healthcare Operation And The Role Of Knowledge Management

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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.

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Reviewer: Lena L Watson, Dr. RN, MBA/HCM(University of Phoenix)
Description: This book tackles the combined topics of knowledge management, health informatics, and organizational and business research in healthcare settings.
Purpose: It introduces concepts of knowledge management in healthcare operations. The authors describe the publication as a "precursor" which provides an understanding of knowledge management in healthcare. These are important objectives since healthcare outcomes are analytically examined by internal and external entities. Knowledge management is a conduit that may help decision makers responsible for redesigning healthcare operations and health systems make informed key decisions.
Audience: The book is recommended for university students, practitioners, service providers, researchers, managers, and others interested in improving healthcare operations, such as project managers and strategic planners. In addition, it is a practical resource for work teams or individuals interested in understanding how knowledge management can innovatively be applied in healthcare operations.
Features: This well-organized book includes a section dedicated to knowledge management fundamental tools and technologies. Another section includes more practical applications and illustrations in various settings. Numerous case studies help reinforce theories, current research, and practices. In addition, multiple illustrations, tables, graphs, and matrices are used throughout. Most chapters appear to be published articles, beginning with an abstract and introduction, as opposed to chapter objectives, and there appears to be no consistency in the chapter layout and design. This may be the authors' choice of style or an innovative method to present complex material in a concise manner. Each chapter has cited sources and references. Overall, the book is easy to read and the authors clearly describe graphs, models, illustrations, etc.
Assessment: 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605662848
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Knowledge Economy for Innovating Organizations 1

Ch. 2 Managing Knowledge for Enhancing the Participants through Organizational Learning and Leadership 17

Ch. 3 Permitting the True Potential of Knowledge Assets to be Utilized with KMI 31

Ch. 4 Normal Science and Post-Normal Sciences 46

Ch. 5 Whole Systems/Holistic Approaches in Individual and Collective Levels 57

Ch. 6 Conceptual Levels of Information Processing and Information Interpretation in Knowledge Management 75

Ch. 7 The Intelligence Continuum and Emergency and Disaster Scenarios 91

Ch. 8 Evaluation of Human Action: Foucault's Power/Knowledge Corollary 106

Ch. 9 Key Considerations for the Adoption and Implementation of Knowledge Management in Healthcare Operations 125

Ch. 10 Realising the Healthcare Value Proposition: The Need for KM and Technology 143

Ch. 11 Perceived Organizational Environment and Performance Reliability in the Case of Hospital Nurses 158

Ch. 12 Roles of Interpersonal Relationships in Improving Organizational Performances in the Case of Hospital Nurses 172

Ch. 13 Interference of Mood States at Work with Perceived Performance, Perceived Efficacy, and Perceived Health 190

Ch. 14 Causal Relationship among Perceived Organizational Environment, Leadership, and Organizational Learning in Industrial Workers 205

Ch. 15 Eye-Movement and Performance during Reading by Cerebral Palsy Patients 219

Ch. 16 Roles of Home Care and Rehabilitation Equipment for the Aged Who Need Care in Improving Performance 234

Ch. 17 The First Attempt of Intensive Approaches in Cognitive Rehabilitation in Clients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 249

Ch. 18 Further Directions in CognitiveRehabilitation in Community- and Home-based Daily Trainings in Clients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 266

Index 291

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