Aged care informatics: exploring the role of information, knowledge and aged care management

Hume, Margee and Soar, Jeffrey and Whitty, S. Jonathan and Hume, Craig and El Sayed, Faeka and Johnston, Paul (2014) Aged care informatics: exploring the role of information, knowledge and aged care management. International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, 10 (2). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1548-1115

Abstract

Aged care is projected to be the fastest-growing sector within health and community care industries. Strengthening
the care-giving workforce, compliance, delivery and technology is not only vital to our social infrastructure
and improving the quality of care, but also has the potential to drive long-term economic growth and contribute
to the GDP. This paper examines the role of knowledge management (KM) in aged care organizations to assist in the delivery of aged care. With limited research related to KM in aged care, this paper advances knowledge and offers a unique view of KM from the perspective of 22 aged care stakeholders. Using indepth interviewing, this paper explores the definition of knowledge in aged care facilities, the importance of knowledge planning, capture and diffusion for accreditation purposes and offers recommendations for the development of sustainable knowledge management practice and development. The paper culminates in an offering a checklist for aged care facilities and advances the discourse in this sector.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 IGI Global. Permanent restricted access to article in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 00:15
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2016 06:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged care; health informatics; knowledge capture; knowledge distribution; knowledge management
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111702 Aged Health Care
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080702 Health Informatics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/ijeis.2014040101
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25499

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