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Utilizing Acquired Healthcare Knowledge, Based on Using Electronic Health Records

  • Sara Nasiri
  • Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri
  • Marjan Khobreh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7058)

Abstract

In today’s healthcare systems; health records are the bases to exchange information and knowledge among healthcare professionals. Thus Electronic Health Record (EHR) is considered as one of the main elements of Knowledge Management (KM) in healthcare organizations. Despite all advantages of EHR, the vast amount of data, information and knowledge leads to difficulties for defining a practical-oriented framework. Thus simplification of the analysis, presentation and usage of information and knowledge acquired from EHR is significantly important. In this paper a new Dashboard-Oriented EHR Model (DOEM) is proposed for the KM in healthcare, based on using EHRs for gathering health records from health organizations and KM techniques for processing and analyzing the acquired data and information. DOEM is designed for customizing different healthcare stakeholders’ requirements, for effective transforming of data and information into actionable information (knowledge), and for efficient sharing of experiences and creativities of healthcare knowledge contributors.

Keywords

Knowledge Management Electronic Health Record Knowledge Discovery Knowledge Sharing Dashboard 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Nasiri
    • 1
  • Mohammad Mehdi Sepehri
    • 1
  • Marjan Khobreh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringTarbiat Modares University (TMU)TehranIran
  2. 2.Institute of Knowledge Based Systems & Knowledge ManagementUniversity of SiegenIreland

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