Building a learning healthcare organization by fostering organisational learning through a process centric view of knowledge management

Wickramasinghe, N 2008, 'Building a learning healthcare organization by fostering organisational learning through a process centric view of knowledge management', International Journal of Innovation and Learning, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 201-216.


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Title Building a learning healthcare organization by fostering organisational learning through a process centric view of knowledge management
Author(s) Wickramasinghe, N
Year 2008
Journal name International Journal of Innovation and Learning
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 201
End page 216
Total pages 16
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract The US healthcare system needs to be redesigned into an intelligent health system that maximises technology and utilises valuable knowledge assets for which healthcare organisations must become learning organisations. The objective of this paper is to provide a link between the principles of organisational learning and Knowledge Management (KM) to build learning healthcare organisations. The major thrust is that the human side of the organisation must lead the initiative and not the other way around. The paper distinguishes organisational learning as a structure laying foundation for learning, and learning organisation as a process for maintaining and perpetuating learning in the organisation, supported by incorporating a process centric view of KM, realised its establishment. Moreover, healthcare is a knowledge intensive industry, KM is an integral component in building learning healthcare organisation.
Subject Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Healthcare
intelligent health systems
knowledge creation
knowledge management
KM infrastructure
organisational learning
organisation memory
learning organisation
USA
United States
knowledge-intensive industries.
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJIL.2008.016765
Copyright notice © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Limited.
ISSN 1471-8197
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