Worlds Apart - IT Support Strategies for Evidence Based Medicine Meet Reality
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, 2016, 9–11 April, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal / [ed] Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell, IADIS Press, 2016, 3-10 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
When practitioners make decisions as well as treat and care for patients they interpret patient specific information according to evidence based medical knowledge. This process is complex as evidence is infrequently available in a form that can be acted upon at the time decisions must be made. The aim of this paper is to (1) explore how primary, secondary and municipality care in Sweden work with the process of managing knowledge, (2) explore how healthcare practitioners’ experience, availability of medical knowledge when and where they need it and (3) conditions for developing a coherent IT-based knowledge portal for different areas of knowledge bases in healthcare. The results show significant deficiencies in the knowledge management process of the participating organizations. The knowledge management processes are not embedded in business processes, activities and relationships, which cause major difficulties for practitioners to keep up with the latest medical evidence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IADIS Press, 2016. 3-10 p.
Knowledge management, evidence based medicine, healthcare knowledge management
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject Humanities and Social sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12804ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84976427825ISBN: 978-989-8533-50-0 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12804DiVA: diva2:954418
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