Potential of electronic clinical pathways as triggers for eliciting implicit knowledge

Taro Sugihara, Hideki Sakanishi, Akio Gofuku, Katsuhiro Umemoto, Muneou Suzuki, Kenji Araki

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Abstract

We discuss the influences of electronic clinical pathways (ECPs) as a knowledge management system in a university hospital. We conducted a preliminary study wherein we analyzed records from the use of ECPs and interviewed eight nurses in charge of creating ECPs in their respective departments. We then conducted follow-up interviews with a chief nurse, another nurse, and four technical staffs. We found that constructing ECPs involves creating knowledge to enhance the skills and knowledge of nurse apprentices. In addition, ECPs function as tools for knowledge creation in teams that frequently generate and use them. Nurses can use ECPs to facilitate knowledge transfer from senior colleagues to apprentices through the processes of constructing and operating the ECP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages410-415
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917624
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Nov 9 2015Nov 12 2015

Publication series

NameIECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Other

Other41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period11/9/1511/12/15

Keywords

  • electronic clinical pathways
  • knowledge management
  • nursing
  • team training for apprentices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Sugihara, T., Sakanishi, H., Gofuku, A., Umemoto, K., Suzuki, M., & Araki, K. (2015). Potential of electronic clinical pathways as triggers for eliciting implicit knowledge. In IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 410-415). [7392134] (IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2015.7392134