May 6, 2008
Medicognos knowledge and software solutions for continuity of care.
November 12, 2006
Washington DC, UK
A Framework for Temporal Data Processing and Abstractions.
June 20, 2006
Workshop for the European project PIPS.
Invited talk on Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines.
May 20, 2006
National Meeting of Italian Society for Amyloidosis
National Portal for Amyloidosis.
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It is common to think at the current post-industrial global economy as an
information-intensive environment. More remarkable is the high number of assertions
that knowledge is the key of effective competition, marketplace distinction
and profitability. Knowledge can be defined as the "awareness and understanding
of facts, truths or information gained in the form of experience or learning.
Knowledge is an appreciation of the possession of interconnected details which,
in isolation, are of lesser value".
Knowledge is considered an enterprise asset that, unlike material assets,
which decrease as they are used, increase with use: ideas breed new ideas,
and shared knowledge stays with the giver while it enriches the receiver.
Knowledge has been broadly recognized as the key to effective competition
Knowledge is social as produced and shared among a network of human and non-human actors within the organization. The mere existence of knowledge somewhere in the organization is of little benefit; it becomes useful only if it is accessible/sharable, and its value increases with the level of accessibility. This leads to the importance of communication/interaction (between humans and between humans and non-humans) as key factor for the success for a knowledge-intensive environment.
Knowledge has been recognized as the key to success for Health Care Organizations (HCOs). Knowledge includes both the experience and the understanding of the people in the HCO, and the information artefacts, such as documents, guidelines, protocols, reports and emails archives, available within the organization. In particular, the increasing pressure on HCOs to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness, balancing quality of care and cost containment, drives them towards a more effective management of medical knowledge derived from research findings. Fostering HCOs knowledge management in general, and evidence-based best practice in particular, requires effective exploitation of new information and communication technology (ICT).