Abstracts: August 7th, 1998

Rowland H, Harris L

People Management, (UK), 5 Mar 98 (4/5)
Start page: 50 No of pages: 3

Identifies UK’s National Health Service’s research and development strategy as a catalyst for knowledge management, citing the aim of this strategy as being the development of a knowledge-based organization in which clinical, managerial and policy decisions were taken on the basis of information drawn from research and scientific development. Questions whether this is being achieved in practice. Profiles the project set up at the Salomons Centre which looked at how hospitals and health authorities can use research knowledge in their decision making. Lists the features of a knowledge-based health organization, identified by the project, and reports the development of a questionnaire which can be used to generate discussion on knowledge management and identify organizational developmental needs. Describes how this work is carried forward in the hospitals.

Subject(s): LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH CARE, NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE, DECISION MAKING, UNITED KINGDOM
Database: PTA: Personnel & Training Abstracts
Style: Journalistic, Case study. Reference: 27AH604

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