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Embedding knowledge management in the NHS south-west: pragmatic first steps for a practical concept.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12786906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Knowledge management, like clinical governance, is a practical science. Clinical governance, with its emphasis on creating an environment where clinical quality is monitored and acted upon, is one of the foundation stones of the new National Health Service (NHS). Both knowledge management and clinical governance need to share the same criteria in order to operate. Using these two pragmatic concepts and the premise of a practical approach, this article seeks to identify the drivers for knowledge management in the NHS, highlight national initiatives and focus on the steps libraries in the south-west of England have taken to make knowledge management a reality. In so doing, the central role of the library and information service has been reinforced and embedded and librarians have been recognized for their real worth to their organizations.
Authors:
Caroline Plaice; Pam Kitch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health information and libraries journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1471-1834     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Info Libr J     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-05     Completed Date:  2003-08-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970070     Medline TA:  Health Info Libr J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-85     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK. cplaice.southmead@dial.pipex.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
Great Britain
Humans
Information Management / education*
Internet
Knowledge*
Librarians*
Libraries, Medical*
Medical Audit
Medical Informatics / education*
Organizational Culture
Patient Care Management
Professional Competence
Professional Role
Staff Development / organization & administration*
State Medicine / organization & administration*,  standards

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