Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector

Haitham Alali, Juhana Salim

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Abstract

Healthcare organizations spend hundreds of thousands implementing KM initiatives in term of developing practitioners and expert resources. One of the KM initiatives in healthcare sector is Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs). VCoPs are used by health professionals and researchers to improve the quality of healthcare services by enhancing health practitioners' knowledge. However, some researchers and practitioners question the effectiveness of this contribution owing to the well-publicized failure of numerous KM initiatives. Based on the prior IS success theories, this article has developed a multidimensional model of VCoPs success to support knowledge sharing behaviour among healthcare practitioners. The proposed model can be used to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of VCoPs in knowledge sharing. This in turn might fill the available gap in translating research findings and evidence based practices into action (Know-Do gap) in daily healthcare practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages950-953
Number of pages4
Volume411-414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2013 - Zhuhai
Duration: 23 Jul 201324 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume411-414
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2013
CityZhuhai
Period23/7/1324/7/13

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Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Healthcare sector
  • Knowledge sharing behaviour
  • User satisfaction
  • Virtual communities of practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Alali, H., & Salim, J. (2013). Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 411-414, pp. 950-953). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 411-414). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.411-414.950

Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector. / Alali, Haitham; Salim, Juhana.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 411-414 2013. p. 950-953 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 411-414).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Alali, H & Salim, J 2013, Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 411-414, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 411-414, pp. 950-953, 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2013, Zhuhai, 23/7/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.411-414.950
Alali H, Salim J. Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 411-414. 2013. p. 950-953. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.411-414.950
Alali, Haitham ; Salim, Juhana. / Virtual communities of practice success in healthcare sector. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 411-414 2013. pp. 950-953 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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