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Investigate knowledge management technology implementation for supporting decision making in Ethiopian health sectors

Belay, Mniyichel, Desta, Amare, Smithson, Steve and Meshesha, Million (2021) Investigate knowledge management technology implementation for supporting decision making in Ethiopian health sectors. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 21 (1). ISSN 1472-6947

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Identification Number: 10.1186/s12911-021-01507-9

Abstract

Introduction: Knowledge management technology is a key tool for facilitating and improving the quality of health care delivery in hospitals. However, the use and implementation of this technology is not an easy task. This study aims to investigate a knowledge management technology implementation and use in Ethiopian hospitals, with a particular reference to Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Methodology: Information about challenges of knowledge management technology implementation was gathered using qualitative research methods, through conducting semi-structured interviews. Purposive sampling method was applied to select fifty-four participants from a well-defined population. Findings were first validated, according to published literature and research works, and then sorted into three main areas, such as current usage of KM technology to enhance and improve decision-making, factors affecting the implementation of KM technology Results: This study revealed that the overall level of KM technology implementation in Jimma University Specialized hospital is still low. Conclusion: Implementation and use of KM technology to improve the quality of hospital health services is needed. Thus, it suggested that hospital managers should make much more effort to develop a strategy and policy on the implementation and use of KM technology so that the hospital could improve the quality of healthcare services.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://bmcmedinformdecismak.biomedcentral.com/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Management
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 11:42
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 01:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110524

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