The implementation of electronic health knowledge management systems in a district health board: Respect and Protect

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Common Ground Publishing
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
International Journal of Knowledge Culture and Change Management, 2005, 5 (2005/6), pp. 113 - 124
Issue Date:
2005-01
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This paper describes the implementation of a suite of Electronic Clinical Health Knowledge Management Systems in a New Zealand District Health Board. The implementation team utilized an action research framework, actively reflecting on each sub-stage of the project, and then utilising key learnings from these reflections, in combination with available related literature, to plan for the next implementation stage. A brief overview of key implementation issues/learning and ethical challenges will be presented. The paper will highlight the importance of a systemic shared culture that 'Respects and Protects' Health Knowledge. The Use of I-Mail as a reflection tool, and perceived links between Action Research and individual and group psychological processes will also be discussed.
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