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Title: Achieving Quality Healthcare through Knowledge Management Initiatives in Health Institutions in Rural and Remote Areas in Sri Lanka
Authors: Amararachchi, J.L.
Perera, H.S.C.
Pulasinghe, K.N.
Keywords: Knowledge management
HI-Healthcare Institution
MP-Medical Practitioner
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2013
Series/Report no.: PG/IM/;0022
Abstract: Severe dearth of medical experts in health institutions in rural and remote areas in Sri Lanka has been directly affected to the quality of healthcare. This issue can be alleviated by providing facilities to access up to date medical information and knowledge, to the doctors who are working there to update their knowledge. Since Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) provide all information and knowledge related activities, medical KMSs can be utilized to enhance the clinical activities. This study was aimed to find out factors that affect to the knowledge management initiatives. It has shown that there is a strong association between accessing and using information/knowledge in clinical activities and quality of healthcare service. Moreover, attitudes of Medical Practitioners (MP), Infrastructure facilities, patient information systems, patient treatment and staff benefits positive contributes towards the success of knowledge management initiatives in Health organizations.
Description: VOL. 1, January 2012
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