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Researcher to Present Findings on Knowledge Management and Health Care

October 14, 2008

Dr. Claire McInerney, Associate Professor from the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will present her research team's findings on the relationship between health care practice success and knowledge management in her presentation, "From Knowledge to Practice: Key Knowledge Management Techniques for Improving Health Care Quality," on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 11:30am at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center. Lunch will be provided.

About the Presentation:
Improving health care delivery is a pressing societal goal in the United States. Family health care practices are challenged to increase productivity, enhance patient care and provide a satisfying work environment. To understand why some practices have succeeded while others have struggled, McInerney’s interdisciplinary research group, consisting of two physicians and an information scientist, analyzed more than 160 family practices across the country in terms of their clinical and financial outcomes to identify a number of key contributors to success. One important contributor relates to how effectively groups capture, organize and share the knowledge and experiences of individuals in the group and make the information available across the practice – a process known as knowledge management. This presentation will discuss the research team’s work to date and future efforts to help health care practices focus on health care using knowledge management tools and techniques.

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