AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF KMS ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE

Maryam Alavi, Steven L. Johnson, Youngjin Yoo

Abstract

Use of Information Technology (IT) to facilitate storage, search and access to codified knowledge can enhance organizational performance. Considering the knowledge intensive nature of medical decision making, use of knowledge management systems (KMS) can potentially enhance delivery of patient care. This paper reports on a field study that investigated the impact of use of a KMS by emergency physicians on their decision making behaviors (admission of patients for in-hospital care) and efficiency of care. The findings indicate that in the emergency room (ER) under study, the use of a KMS for placing diagnostic orders resulted in lower hospital admissions, cost savings, and a shorter ER stay.

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Alavi M., L. Johnson S. and Yoo Y. (2011). AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF KMS ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-81-2, pages 236-240. DOI: 10.5220/0003669902360240


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis11,
author={Maryam Alavi and Steven L. Johnson and Youngjin Yoo},
title={AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF KMS ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={236-240},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003669902360240},
isbn={978-989-8425-81-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2011)
TI - AN INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF KMS ON CLINICAL PERFORMANCE
SN - 978-989-8425-81-2
AU - Alavi M.
AU - L. Johnson S.
AU - Yoo Y.
PY - 2011
SP - 236
EP - 240
DO - 10.5220/0003669902360240