Looking through a social lens: conceptualising social aspects of knowledge management for global health practitioners

by Rupali J. Limaye, Tara M. Sullivan, Scott Dalessandro et al.
Journal of Public Health Research 2017; Volume 6:761

7 pp. 648 kB

Managing knowledge is essential for improving population health outcomes. Global health practitioners at all levels of the health system are bombarded with information related to best practices and guideline changes, among other relevant information to provide the best quality of care. Knowledge management, or the act of effectively using knowledge, has yet to capitalize on the power of social connections within the context of global health. While social elements have been incorporated into knowledge management activities, the authors suggest that systematically integrating key concepts that leverage social connections, such as social systems, social capital, social learning, and social software, will yield greater benefit with regard to health outcomes.

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