Knowledge Management Problems in Paediatrics and Paediatrics Neurology Departments - A Case Study based on the Grounded Theory

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

Abstract

Knowledge management means how information communication technology systems and intellectual human capital is applied to support knowledge creation, as well as in the capturing, organization, access, and use of an organization’s intellectual capital. This paper investigates knowledge management problems in paediatric and paediatric neurology departments. The Grounded Theory approach is applied in data collection and analysis. The analysis revealed 8 thematic categories as follows: Patient, Physician, Patient Data, Nurse, ICT Systems, Patient Treatment, Diagnosis, and Learning and Experience. The categories are related to each other, and we found 13 higher levels of abstraction of statements. A conceptual framework of knowledge management categories, their relationships to each other, and propositions to our categories was developed by using the Grounded Theory approach. The relationships between the knowledge management categories enhance confidence in the validity of the categories and their relationships, and expand the emerging theory.

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Nyerwanire H., Mustonen-Ollila E., Valpas A. and Heikkonen J. (2015). Knowledge Management Problems in Paediatrics and Paediatrics Neurology Departments - A Case Study based on the Grounded Theory . In Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-158-8, pages 234-241. DOI: 10.5220/0005630002340241


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@conference{kmis15,
author={Helvi Nyerwanire and Erja Mustonen-Ollila and Antti Valpas and Jukka Heikkonen},
title={Knowledge Management Problems in Paediatrics and Paediatrics Neurology Departments - A Case Study based on the Grounded Theory},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={234-241},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005630002340241},
isbn={978-989-758-158-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 3: KMIS, (IC3K 2015)
TI - Knowledge Management Problems in Paediatrics and Paediatrics Neurology Departments - A Case Study based on the Grounded Theory
SN - 978-989-758-158-8
AU - Nyerwanire H.
AU - Mustonen-Ollila E.
AU - Valpas A.
AU - Heikkonen J.
PY - 2015
SP - 234
EP - 241
DO - 10.5220/0005630002340241