Evidence Summary / health librarians / Journal Article / knowledege management

Lessons from the business sector for successful knowledge management in health care: A systematic review

Concluded that (taken from abstract). Read the full text here.

KM strategies include such things as training sessions, communication technologies, process mapping and communities of practice. Common facilitators and barriers to implementing these strategies are discussed in the business literature, but rigorous studies about the effectiveness of such initiatives are lacking. The health care sector is at a pinnacle place, with incredible opportunities to design, implement (and evaluate) knowledge management systems. While more research needs to be done on how best to do this in healthcare, the lessons learned from the business sector can provide a foundation on which to build.

 

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