Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice

A Knowledge Translation Approach

Abdulaziz Murad, Rachelle Bosua, Shanton Chang, Reeva Lederman

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Abstract

Access to knowledge forms an integral part of the continuous learning processes of medical and other health professionals throughout their career. Modern technologies have become instrumental in extending learning processes to the online realm, particularly through the use of social media technologies. Health Practitioners’ (HPs) exploitation of online social media technologies for online learning and knowledge sharing purposes has evolved into Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP). However, there is limited research on the types of knowledge being shared to fulfil the notion of ‘knowledge-into-action’ in the healthcare domain. In addition, little is known of the use of online social media technologies as a catalyst to achieve ‘knowledge-into-action’. This research in progress paper extends the conceptual model from our previous work and draws on current literature that identifies the types of knowledge being shared in a Health VCoP. We discuss some of our data using our conceptual lens as a preliminary analysis of our work. Expected outcomes are a new extended conceptual model that fulfils the notion of ‘knowledge-into-action’ that informs the design of an IT artefact based on types of knowledge being shared in a Health VCoP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings
EditorsP. Bednar, Ulrich Frank, Karlheinz Kautz
Place of PublicationPortsmouth, UK
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Chapter24
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781861376671
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
EventThe 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change - ecis2018.eu, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201828 Jun 2018
Conference number: 26

Conference

ConferenceThe 26th European Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleECIS
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityPortsmouth
Period23/06/1828/06/18

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Murad, A., Bosua, R., Chang, S., & Lederman, R. (2018). Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice: A Knowledge Translation Approach. In P. Bednar, U. Frank, & K. Kautz (Eds.), European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings Portsmouth, UK : Association for Information Systems.
Murad, Abdulaziz ; Bosua, Rachelle ; Chang, Shanton ; Lederman, Reeva. / Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice : A Knowledge Translation Approach. European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings. editor / P. Bednar ; Ulrich Frank ; Karlheinz Kautz. Portsmouth, UK : Association for Information Systems, 2018.
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Murad, A, Bosua, R, Chang, S & Lederman, R 2018, Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice: A Knowledge Translation Approach. in P Bednar, U Frank & K Kautz (eds), European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK , The 26th European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 23/06/18.

Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice : A Knowledge Translation Approach. / Murad, Abdulaziz; Bosua, Rachelle; Chang, Shanton; Lederman, Reeva.

European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings. ed. / P. Bednar; Ulrich Frank; Karlheinz Kautz. Portsmouth, UK : Association for Information Systems, 2018.

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Murad A, Bosua R, Chang S, Lederman R. Informing the Design of a Health Virtual Community of Practice: A Knowledge Translation Approach. In Bednar P, Frank U, Kautz K, editors, European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change ECIS 2018 Proceedings: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018 Proceedings. Portsmouth, UK : Association for Information Systems. 2018