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Web-based Knowledge Portals in Swedish Healthcare: Overview and Challenges
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8957-9853
University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0740-4123
2012 (English)In: Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012 / [ed] Daniel Karlsson, Johan Gustav Bellika, Pia Britt Elberg, Mariann Fossum, Gert Galster, Gunnar Hartvigsen, Sabine Koch, Gunilla Nilsson, Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012, 9-12 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Healthcare organizations are increasingly becoming dependent on knowledge management activities to improve the quality of care, to maintain a high level of efficiency and innovation as well as to flexibly adapt to raid change. Utilizing knowledge management support systems - e.g. Internet based knowledge portals - to manage medical information and healthcare knowledge aimed to support the full spectrum of knowledge needs has become an important issue for all healthcare professionals. This paper reports on the main findings from analyzing the characteristics and challenges of 15 Swedish knowledge portals containing healthcare information. The analysis is based on inspection of the portals and interviews with their owners. The main challenges found concern fragmentation of knowledge, structuring of knowledge content, usability, interaction and resources for maintaining knowledge content. Future successful development and use of knowledge portals to disseminate healthcare knowledge depend on addressing these challenges, which requires portal owners to have a long-term strategy as well as a systematic way of working.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. 9-12 p.
Series
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceeding, ISSN 1650-3686 ; 70
Keyword [en]
Knowledge management, knowledge portal
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6914ISBN: 978-91-7519-758-6 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-6914DiVA: diva2:577054
Conference
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012, October 2–3, Linköping, Sverige
Available from: 2012-12-14 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2015-06-10Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Improving healthcare information systems: A key to evidence based medicine
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Improving healthcare information systems: A key to evidence based medicine
2015 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Delivering good quality care is a complex endeavor that is highly dependent on patient information and medical knowledge. When decisions about the care of a patient are made, they must, as far as possible, be based on research-derived evidence rather than on clinical skills and experience alone. Evidence based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise as well as patient values and preferences to guide healthcare decisions. Following the principles of EBM, healthcare practitioners are required to formulate questions based on patients’ current clinical status, medical history, values and preferences, search the literature for answers, evaluate the evidence for its validity and usefulness, and finally apply the information to the patient. Information systems play a crucial role in the practice of evidence based medicine, by allowing healthcare practitioners to access clinical evidence and information about the patients’ health as they formulate their patient-care strategies. However, current information systems solutions are far from this perspective for various reasons. One of these reasons is that existing information systems do not support a seamless flow of patient information along the patient process. Due to interoperability issues, healthcare practitioners cannot easily exchange patient information from one information system to another and from one healthcare practitioner to another. Consequently, vital information that is stored in separate information systems and which could present a clear and complete picture of the patient cannot be easily accessed. All too often, units have to operate without knowledge of the problems addressed by other healthcare practitioners from other units, the services provided, medications prescribed, or preferences expressed in those previous situations. The practice of EBM is further complicated by current information systems that do not support practitioners in their search and evaluation of current evidence in everyday clinical care.

Based on a qualitative approach, this work aims to find solutions for how future healthcare information systems can support the practice of EBM. By combining existing research on process orientation, knowledge management and evidence based medicine with empirical data, a number of recommendations have been initiated. These recommendations aim to support healthcare managers, IT–managers and system developers in the development of future healthcare information systems, from a process-oriented and knowledge management perspective. By following these recommendations, it is possible to develop information systems that facilitate the practice of evidence based medicine, and improve patient engagement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skövde: University of Skövde, 2015. 80 p.
Series
Dissertation Series, 7
Keyword
Process orientation, Knowledge management, Healthcare, Evidence based medicine
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11019 (URN)978-91-981474-7-6 (ISBN)
Presentation
2015-06-15, G207, Högskolan i Skövde, Skövde, 12:45 (English)
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Available from: 2015-06-10 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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