Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings

Research Article

E-Healthcare Knowledge Creation Platform Using Action Research

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_12,
        author={May Al Taei and Eleanna Kafeza and Omar Alfandi},
        title={E-Healthcare Knowledge Creation Platform Using Action Research},
        proceedings={Emerging Technologies for Developing Countries. First International EAI Conference, AFRICATEK 2017, Marrakech, Morocco, March 27-28, 2017 Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICATEK},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={E-health Knowledge creation Action research},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_12}
    }
    
  • May Al Taei
    Eleanna Kafeza
    Omar Alfandi
    Year: 2017
    E-Healthcare Knowledge Creation Platform Using Action Research
    AFRICATEK
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67837-5_12
May Al Taei1,*, Eleanna Kafeza1,*, Omar Alfandi1,*
  • 1: Zayed University
*Contact email: May.AlTaei@zu.ac.ae, Eleana.Kafeza@zu.ac.ae, Omar.AlFandi@zu.ac.ae

Abstract

There has been a long discussion on knowledge creation in the health care environment. Recently, the action research approach is attracting considerable attention. Action research supports a learning process where collaboratively the healthcare stakeholders are cooperating to produce knowledge that will influence their practice. Usually physicians are involved in case study research where information is produced but it is not used to offer insights back to the community. In this paper we propose a healthcare learning platform (HLP) that enables members of the health multidisciplinary communities to collaborate, share up-to-date information and harvest useful evidence. In this e-health platform knowledge is created based on patient feedback, the dynamic creation of communities that involve the participation of several stakeholders and the creation of an action learning environment where problem identification, investigation and planning, action and reflection is a cycle that enables knowledge and experience to contribute to healthcare knowledge creation.