Volume 19, Issue 64 (7-2016)                   jha 2016, 19(64): 65-72 | Back to browse issues page


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Sharifkazemi K, Seyedin S, Jafari M. Dimensions of Knowledge Management in Health Network of Abyek City in 2015. jha. 2016; 19 (64) :65-72
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1- M.Sc. Student in Health Services Management , School of Health Management and Information Sciences, International Campus, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , sharifkazemi.2015@gmail.com
2- Associate Professor of Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- M.Sc. Student in Health Services Management , School of Health Management and Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Corresponding Author (sharifkazemi.2015@gmail.com) 2. Associate Professor of Department of Health Servic
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Introduction: Knowledge management creates a context for reviewing, developing, sharing and exchanging knowledge and leading to the effective use, maintenance and dissemination of knowledge in the organizations. This study aimed to assess the knowledge management systems in Abyek health network.

Methods: This descriptive correlational and cross-sectional study was performed in 2015. All of the health network staff were included in the study (N:153). Data were collected by Lawson knowledge management questionnaire. The data were analyzed by descriptive and analytic statistics using SPSS 16.

Results: The mean for knowledge management in the Health Network of Abyek city was 3.19 (out of 5) with a standard deviation of 0.7, standing in a state of "medium". The mean   for different aspects of knowledge management, knowledge creation (2.9 ± 1), knowledge acquisition (2.9 ± 0.9), knowledge organization (3.1 ± 0.9), knowledge keeping (3.2 ± 0.9) and knowledge application (3 ± 0.8) were calculated and estimated their position in "medium", while dissemination of knowledge (3.9 ± 0.9) appeared to be  in a "good "position.  There was a significant correlation between different dimensions of knowledge management and between educational level and work experience of employees with knowledge creating, organizing and storing.

Conclusion: Weakness in each aspect of knowledge management in the organization may result in efficiency of the system .Therefore, it is recommended to improve the foundations for knowledge management in the organization and provide an opportunity for the staff to give their contribution.  

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2015/11/21 | Accepted: 2016/06/11 | Published: 2016/06/11

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