Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age

Perspectives of Knowledge Management in Urban Health

Editors: Gibbons, Michael Christopher, Bali, Rajeev, Wickramasinghe, Nilmini (Eds.)

  • Is a nontechnical, accessible treatment of knowledge management and healthcare delivery written for healthcare professionals and administrators rather than IT professionals
  • First book to apply knowledge management concepts to urban health problems
  • Generalizes lessons learned from the urban health context to public health and healthcare delivery at large, both at the national and international levels
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About this book

Urban Health Knowledge Management Michael Christopher Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, and Nilmini Wickramasinghe It is a tragic paradox of American health care: a system renowned for world-class doctors, the latest medical technologies, and miraculous treatments has shocking inadequacies when it comes to the health of the urban poor. Urban Health Knowledge Management outlines bold, workable strategies for addressing this disparity and eliminating the “knowledge islands” that so often disrupt effective service delivery. The book offers a wide-reaching global framework for organizational competence leading to improved care quality and outcomes for traditionally underserved clients in diverse, challenging settings. Its contributors understand the issues fluently, imparting both macro and micro concepts of KM with clear rationales and real-world examples as they: • Analyze key aspects of KM and explains their applicability to urban health. • Introduce the KM tools and technologies most relevant to health care delivery. • Offer evidence of the role of KM in improving clinical efficacy and executive decision-making. • Provide extended case examples of KM-based programs used in Washington, D.C. (child health), South Africa (HIV/AIDS), and Australia (health inequities). • Apply KM principles to urban health needs in developing countries. • Discuss new approaches to managing, evaluating, and improving delivery systems in the book’s “Measures and Metrics” section. Urban health professionals, as well as health care executives and administrators, will find Urban Health Knowledge Management a significant resource for bringing service delivery up to speed at a time of great advancement and change.

About the authors

M. Chris Gibbons is Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Director of the Center for Community HEALTH and Assistant Professor of Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is currently President of the International Society for Urban Health.

Rajeev K. Bali is a Reader in Healthcare Knowledge Management at Coventry University (UK). He is a Visiting Professor in Knowledge and Healthcare Management at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA).

Nilmini Wickramasingh is the professor of Business IT & Logistics at RMIT University, Australia. In addition, Dr Wickramasinghe is the editor-in-chief of two scholarly journals: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations and International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Knowledge Management for the Urban Health Context

    Gibbons, M. Chris (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Healthcare Knowledge Management: Incorporating the Tools Technologies Strategies and Process of KM to Effect Superior Healthcare Delivery

    Wickramasinghe, Nilmini

    Pages 21-38

  • Knowledge Management in the Urban Health Context: Moving Towards Tacit-to-Tacit Knowledge Transfer

    Bali, Rajeev K. (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • A Childhood/Adolescent Knowledge Management System for Urban Area Health Programs in the District of Columbia

    Popovich, Michael L. (et al.)

    Pages 51-59

  • Urban Health in Developing Countries

    Agarwal, Siddharth (et al.)

    Pages 61-94

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eBook $179.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5643-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2658-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives of Knowledge Management in Urban Health
Editors
  • Michael Christopher Gibbons
  • Rajeev Bali
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Series Title
Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5644-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5644-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5643-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2658-5
Series ISSN
2191-5946
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 220
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