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A Knowledge Management Model Applied to Health Tourism in Colombia

  • Luz Andrea Rodríguez Rojas
  • Giovanny M. Tarazona Bermudez
  • Alexis Adamy Ortiz Morales
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 172)

Abstract

Health tourism is an emerging sector in many countries, where developing economies find an opportunity to grow by providing quality medical services at competitive prices. The proposed model is applied to Knowledge Management and is also based on Medical Tourism from the perspective of Information and Communications Technology – ICT. This model represents a fundamental tool for achieving competitive tourism worldwide and for improving decision-making in the industry, since the fundamental weaknesses of such an industry are related to information-wise aspects, value and reliability when transferring knowledge. This management model provides a guide to achieve these objectives through the establishment of tools for its implementation.

Keywords

Knowledge Management Medical Tourism Entrepreneurial Network Health Tourism Aesthetic Medicine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luz Andrea Rodríguez Rojas
    • 1
  • Giovanny M. Tarazona Bermudez
    • 2
  • Alexis Adamy Ortiz Morales
    • 2
  1. 1.Fundación Universitaria los LibertadoresBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Distrital “Francisco José de Caldas”BogotáColombia

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