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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations

Creating Knowledge-Based Healthcare Organizations
Author(s)/Editor(s): Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), Jatinder N.D. Gupta (University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA) and Sushil Sharma (Ball State University, USA)
Copyright: ©2005
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-459-0
ISBN13: 9781591404590
ISBN10: 1591404592
EISBN13: 9781591404613


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Creating Knowledge Based Healthcare Organizations brings together high quality concepts closely related to how knowledge management can be utilized in healthcare. It includes the methodologies, systems, and approaches needed to create and manage knowledge in various types of healthcare organizations.

Furthermore, it has a global flavor, as we discuss knowledge management approaches in healthcare organizations throughout the world. For the first time, many of the concepts, tools, and techniques relevant to knowledge management in healthcare are available, offereing the reader an understanding of all the components required to utilize knowledge.

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Reviews and Testimonials

The main strength of the book is its international approach, covering…research and case studies from Asia, Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and USA.

– The book generally presents a sanguine view of knowledge management that highlights the power of technology to manage data and information efficiently.

The reader who is looking for a book on knowledge management that relates directly to the healthcare arena, and who is particularly interested in the application of information systems in support, will be well served by this monograph.

– Chun Wei Choo, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83(7), July 2005.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Ed.)
Nilmini,Wickramasinghe [PhD , MBA, GradDipMgtSt, BSc.,AmusA (piano) A.mus A (violin] researches and teaches in various areas of MIS with a special focus of the confluence of KM and healthcare. She is well published with over 100 refereed articles, book chapters, numerous books and an encyclopaedia. Dr. Wickramasinghe regularly presents her work throughout Australasia, Europe and North America. She is the US representative of HCTM (Healthcare Technology Management) association, holds a professor position at RMIT University Australia and is the associate director for the Centre for the Management of Technology at IIT, in Chicago. In addition, Dr Wickramasinghe is the editor in chief of two journals published by InderScience: IJBET, Intl. J Biomedical Engineering and Technology ( and IJNVO, Intl. J Networking and Virtual Organisations (

Jatinder Gupta (Ed.)

Jatinder N.D. Gupta is currently an eminent scholar of management, Professor of Management Information Systems, and chairperson of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the College of Administrative Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Most recently, he was a professor of Management, Information and Communication Sciences, and Industry and Technology at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (USA). He holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering (with specialization in Production Management and Information Systems) from Texas Tech University. A co-author of a textbook in operation research, Dr. Gupta serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. A recipient of the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Researcher awards from Ball State University, he has published numerous papers in such journals as the Journal of Management Information Systems, the International Journal of Information Management, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Annals of Operations Research, and Mathematics of Operations Research. More recently, he served as a co-editor of a special issue on Neutral Networks in Business of Computers and Operation Research and a book titled Neutral Networks in Business: Techniques and Applications. His current research interests include information and decision technologies, scheduling, planning, and control, organizational learning and effectiveness, systems education, and knowledge management. Dr. Gupta is a member of several academic and professional societies including the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA).

Sushil Sharma (Ed.)
Sushil K. Sharma is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems and Executive Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA). He co-edited five books that include the Handbook of Research on Information Assurance and Security and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations. He is also the co-editor of the book: Managing E-Business (Heidelberg Press, Australia). Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 refereed research papers in many peer-reviewed national and international MIS and management journals, conferences proceedings and books. He serves on editorial boards of several national and international journals and has also edited special issues. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Adoption. His primary teaching and research interests are in e-commerce, computer-mediated communications, community and social informatics, information systems security, e-government, ERP systems, database management systems, cluster computing, Web services and knowledge management. He has a wide consulting experience in information systems and e-commerce and he has served as an advisor and consultant to several government and private organizations including projects funded by the World Bank.


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