E-Healthcare Knowledge Creation Platform Using Action Research

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Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST


© 2018, ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. There has been a long discussion on knowledge creation in the health care environment. Recently, the action research approach is attracting considerable attention. Action research supports a learning process where collaboratively the healthcare stakeholders are cooperating to produce knowledge that will influence their practice. Usually physicians are involved in case study research where information is produced but it is not used to offer insights back to the community. In this paper we propose a healthcare learning platform (HLP) that enables members of the health multidisciplinary communities to collaborate, share up-to-date information and harvest useful evidence. In this e-health platform knowledge is created based on patient feedback, the dynamic creation of communities that involve the participation of several stakeholders and the creation of an action learning environment where problem identification, investigation and planning, action and reflection is a cycle that enables knowledge and experience to contribute to healthcare knowledge creation.

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