From evidence-based to knowledge-based healthcare: A task-based knowledge management approach

Hamidreza Pousti, Henry Linger, Frada Burstein

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    The healthcare is a knowledge-based profession where ideally decisions are based on formal evidence. But the challenges faced by healthcare decision makers are to apply these generic and population level evidence to the specific situation of an individual patient. In this paper we argue for a knowledge-based approach to medical decision-making. Such an approach is grounded in general population level interventions, based on the evidence that informs and is specialized to the specific context of a particular patient.We propose task-based knowledge management (TbKM) as a theoretical construct to implement the knowledge-based approach to medical decision-making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems Development: Business Systems and Services: Modeling and Development
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2010), Prague, Czech Republic, August 25 - 27, 2010
    EditorsJaroslav Pokorny, Vaclav Repa, Karel Richta, Wita Wojtkowski, Henry Linger, Chris Barry, Michael Lang
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Pages587 - 595
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9781441997906
    ISBN (Print)9781441996459
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2010 - Prague, Czechia
    Duration: 25 Aug 201027 Aug 2010
    Conference number: 19th (Conference Proceedings)


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2010
    Abbreviated titleISD 2010
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