Knowledge Management Theory Creation in Healthcare Environment

Antti Valpas, Erja Mustonen-Ollila, Helvi Nyerwanire, Jukka Heikkonen


In this research project, the research environment is the central hospital of the South Karelia Social and Healthcare District, Finland. This study is qualitative research project in which the data is collected by semi-conducted interviews in order to create a knowledge management theory in a healthcare environment. The theory consists of conceptual frameworks and their categories and the relationships between the categories. The categories and their relationships are discovered by using the Grounded Theory approach. When discovering a new theory the approach needs both qualitative and quantitative methods. Therefore, this research project will utilize a new methodological approach where both qualitative and quantitative research approaches are applied. The quantitative data will be analyzed with the novel intelligent computing methods which are used to find out relationships of the data and to give deeper understanding of the research domain and its conceptual dependencies.


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Paper Citation

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Nyerwanire H., Mustonen-Ollila E., Valpas A. and Heikkonen J. (2014). Knowledge Management Theory Creation in Healthcare Environment . In European Project Space on Computational Intelligence, Knowledge Discovery and Systems Engineering for Health and Sports - EPS Rome, ISBN 978-989-758-154-0, pages 61-76. DOI: 10.5220/0006156700610076

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@conference{eps rome14,
author={Helvi Nyerwanire and Erja Mustonen-Ollila and Antti Valpas and Jukka Heikkonen},
title={Knowledge Management Theory Creation in Healthcare Environment},
booktitle={European Project Space on Computational Intelligence, Knowledge Discovery and Systems Engineering for Health and Sports - EPS Rome,},

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JO - European Project Space on Computational Intelligence, Knowledge Discovery and Systems Engineering for Health and Sports - EPS Rome,
TI - Knowledge Management Theory Creation in Healthcare Environment
SN - 978-989-758-154-0
AU - Nyerwanire H.
AU - Mustonen-Ollila E.
AU - Valpas A.
AU - Heikkonen J.
PY - 2014
SP - 61
EP - 76
DO - 10.5220/0006156700610076