Knowledge management: Experiences in academic and clinic environments

Martha Torres Narváez, Israel Cruz Velandia, Janeth Hernández Jaramillo

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This article describes the knowledge management practices derived from clinical research, and some hospitals and academic institutions in Colombia. The profile of these institutions and the variables involved in knowledge management and research are presented. Objective: Exploring the practices that some Colombian institutions have to build or strengthen their capacity to conduct clinical research. Materials and methods: We conducted an exploratory study by consulting a convenience sample, the use of specific practices in knowledge management. In a documentary analysis on knowledge management. The information was obtained of primary sources by semi-structured interview applied to selected key players. Results: In the institutions that participated in the study, it was observed as determinants in knowledge management: structure and strategic management, intellectual capital, technological resources, and the continuity and sustainability of the processes. Conclusion: Include research processes in services delivery institutions is critical to improving the quality of health care and encourage their intellectual capital. Colombia has institutions working with determination to the generation of knowledge from clinical practice.

Translated title of the contributionGestión del conocimiento: Experiencias de instituciones académicas y hospitalarias
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-181
Number of pages13
JournalRevista ciencias de la salud
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)


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