Perspectives of Knowledge Management in Urban Health

  • Michael Christopher Gibbons
  • Rajeev Bali
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. KM and Urban Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Chris Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 3-20
    3. Rajeev K. Bali, Vikram Baskaran, Raouf N. G. Naguib
      Pages 39-48
  3. Incorporating KM Principles into Urban Health Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Siddharth Agarwal, Aradhana Srivastava, Sanjeev Kumar
      Pages 61-94
    3. Rochelle Sassman, Brian Lehaney, Rajeev K. Bali, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Ian M. Marshall
      Pages 115-128
    4. M. Chris Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, Ian M. Marshall, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 129-136
  4. Measures and Metrics for KM and Urban Health

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-220

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.


Optische Kohärenztomografie Public Health electronic health record health informatics healthcare healthcare delivery knowledge management knowledge transfer medical decision making quality urban health

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Christopher Gibbons
    • 1
  • Rajeev Bali
    • 2
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Urban Health InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Health Design and Technology Institute (, Knowledge Management for Healthcare (KARCoventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., RMIT UniversitySchool of Business Information TechnologMelbourne VICAustralia

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