Journal of Medical Systems

, 43:330 | Cite as

Knowledge Management: Generating Value in Healthcare

  • Alejandro De La Torre Sanclemente
  • Rafael González Molina
  • Yuri Vanessa ValenciaEmail author
Systems-Level Quality Improvement
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  1. Systems-Level Quality Improvement

Despite the advances in the Colombian healthcare system in terms of coverage and quality, the system is perceived as stagnant. Users frequently complain of the quality and opportunity of services. This compels healthcare companies to explore innovative strategies that augment the dynamics of the system and its responsiveness to the needs of users. Thereupon, the development of Knowledge Management (KM) models appears as an important strategy to face new challenges, improve health care and create added value to the community.

The implementation of KM in healthcare organizations emerges as an alternative for the enrichment of their institutional culture and strategies. This facilitates the diffusion of innovations and promotes learning at the individual and group levels, by providing access to the newest scientific and clinical developments [1]. Healthcare companies should encourage learning among their collaborators and promote the development and implementation of new ideas to address...



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The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Médico ImbanacoCaliColombia

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