Article | Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012; October 2-3; Linköping; Sverige | Web-based Knowledge Portals in Swedish Healthcare - Overview and Challenges

Title:
Web-based Knowledge Portals in Swedish Healthcare - Overview and Challenges
Author:
Hanife Krasniqi: Informatics Research Centre, University of Skövde, Sweden Anne Persson: Informatics Research Centre, University of Skövde, Sweden
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012; October 2-3; Linköping; Sverige
Issue:
070
Article no.:
002
Pages:
9-12
No. of pages:
4
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-09-28
ISBN:
978-91-7519-758-6
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Healthcare organizations are increasingly becoming dependent on knowledge management activities to improve the quality of care; to maintain a high level of efficiency and innovation as well as to flexibly adapt to rapid change. Utilizing knowledge management support systems - e.g. Internet based knowledge portals - to manage medical information and healthcare knowledge aimed to support the full spectrum of knowledge needs has become an important issue for all healthcare professionals. This paper reports on the main findings from analyzing the characteristics and challenges of 15 Swedish knowledge portals containing healthcare information. The analysis is based on inspection of the portals and interviews with their owners. The main challenges found concern fragmentation of knowledge; structuring of knowledge content; usability; interaction and resources for maintaining knowledge content. Future successful development and use of knowledge portals to disseminate healthcare knowledge depend on addressing these challenges; which requires portal owners to have a long-term strategy as well as a systematic way of working.

Keywords: Knowledge management; knowledge portal

Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012; October 2-3; Linköping; Sverige

Author:
Hanife Krasniqi, Anne Persson
Title:
Web-based Knowledge Portals in Swedish Healthcare - Overview and Challenges
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Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2012; October 2-3; Linköping; Sverige

Author:
Hanife Krasniqi, Anne Persson
Title:
Web-based Knowledge Portals in Swedish Healthcare - Overview and Challenges
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