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| January 25, 2016

# Question of this essay : Critically analyse one example of knowledge management as used in healthcare .

In order to keep this assignment focussed and analytical within the word limit, it is essential that a specific example of type or application of knowledge management is identified. As is often the case, you may need to undertake some initial reading to find where the knowledge base is strong ( important point ).

Examples to consider may include (but should not be limited to):

• Prescribing Decision Support

• Care pathways (especially electronic systems)

• ‘ Library’ systems

• Clinical decision support algorithms

# Please , follow these instructions :

1- This essay should be Abstract +Introduction + ( 4 Headings within the main body ) + conclusion + Reference list .

2- Every sentence in the essay should has a citation= reference ( who say this sentence ? ) .

3- This essay should be critical essay .

For example , Author 1 ( date ) stated that ………… .However, Author 2 (date ) said that ( against ) . and so on …….. .

4- References should be between 35-40 reference used .

5- The 4 heading which are related to the example of knowledge management within main body should be about these :

1- Culture

2- Lack of management support

3- Change management implications

4- Keeping up to date with technological developments and advances

5- Collection, dispersal and security of data .

* Additional Information about knowledge management :

#Knowledge management systems are designed specifically to facilitate the sharing and integration of knowledge.

# Knowledge Management is a conscious strategy for moving the right knowledge, to the right people at the right time in order to assist sharing and enabling the information to be translated into action, to improve the organisational performance .

# What is new, is that we can now use technology to support management of knowledge, and do so in innovative ways, for example :

1-Map of Medicine

2-Decision Support Systems

3-Communities of Practice

4-Intranets

5-Library Services and online availability

6-RSS Newsfeeds

#Knowledge management however, extends the concept of knowledge, beyond things like memory, storage and raw information and will include both tacit knowledge and expertise.

# Some benefits of knowledge management:

Process Improvement

Improved employee performance

Development of competencies and core skills

Can result in improved patient care

Improved patient satisfaction with care

Increased opportunities for research and innovation

# Some challenges of Knowledge Management :

Culture

Lack of management support

Change management implications

Keeping up to date with technological developments and advances

Collection, dispersal and security of data

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