Management Knowledge Management & Information Strategy

Executive Summary

Knowledge management is currently one of the hottest concepts in all industries. Driven by pressures such as increased competition, need for innovation, need to improve quality of products and services and availability of new and effective information management tools, firms are increasingly investing in technology and humans to leverage intellectual assets. Numerous scholars have shown that knowledge is an important resource to firm as it contributes to successful organizational performance if well managed. This paper examines how knowledge is leveraged in organizations and its contribution to business performance. A review of literature on the factors that influence success and failure of Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) implementation projects is conducted. This is followed by a summary of the crucial managerial and technological factors that support a successful performance of KMS implementation project. To understand this issue better, the paper derives qualitative data on National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) related to the subject matter. NTPC is an Indian power generation company and it is one example of firms that have implemented KMS recently. Content analysis is applied on the data and a detailed outline of the implementation approach undertaken by this company is given. The challenges encountered during the process, the technology adopted and the benefits derived from the project are also examined. The analysis of this company finds that the KMS project has encountered numerous challenges and its return to the company can be termed as average. It emerged that some of the challenges have emerged from failure to incorporate some of the crucial factors in the implementation process such as the use of motivational aids. The company needs to incorporate all crucial factors in the implementation process and to find strategies to minimize or overcome the challenges in order to increase value of the project.

Introduction

With the rapidly changing business world organizations are finding it necessary to leverage on KM in a way that any new knowledge is shared across the organization and stored for future use. The concept has gained prominence since the mid 1990s following the work of Peter Drucker. Knowledge is being viewed as a key resource in business for economic growth by developing a competitive edge. Fernandez and Sabherwal (2010, p. 56) defined KM as doing what is needed to get the most out of knowledge resources. KM involves enhancing knowledge creation and sharing it within organization and leveraging it to achieve business goals.

Drive towards knowledge management is being influenced by a variety of factors that include; increasing knowledge domain complexity and fragmentation; accelerating market volatility; intensified speed of responses; increased employee turnover; globalization of businesses; business process reengineering and complex organizational interlacing among others (Fernandez and Sabherwal, 2010 p. 56: Maier, 2004, p. 82). To enhance creation, sharing and application of knowledge organizations are increasingly developing KMS.

 Within this discussion various issues in KM and KMS information have been critically evaluated in detail. These includes; empirical studies from peer-reviewed publications on causes of successes and failure of KMS project to deliver the value promised; factors crucial to designing a successful KMS and case study review of NTPC. Key conclusion and recommendation are made at the end of this discussion.

Literature Review

Numerous scholars have given attention to the factors contributing to the effectiveness of KM implementation process. Kulkarni et al (2007, p. 309), developed a KM success model that gives one of the most comprehensive assessment on the subject matter. In a study comprising of 10 companies, Kulkarni et al (2007, p. 309) established seven key factors that affect successful implementation of KM system namely; the degree of fit of KM framework into organizational culture; the strength of the KM foundation; level of acceptance by staff; level of fit with organizational information technology infrastructure; level of training deployed on staff related to new knowledge artifacts; availability of resources to support the process; and the extent of support from management. Changzheng (2010, p. 349), on the other hand developed a five-factor model on the subject matter and proposed that technical factors and managerial factors such as motivation, coordination, measurement and monitoring are the key drivers to the successful implementation of KMS. Both of the above studies acknowledged that failure to uphold the proposed factors only leads to failure of KM project.

Contrary to the above assessments, Wen (2009, p. 363) developed a framework representing the existing relationships among knowledge, data, information and wisdom within an organization, with the aim of understanding the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of a KMS. According to Wen (2009, p. 4), knowledge, information and data contribute to the effectiveness of regular affairs of an organization. On the other hand, wisdom is essential to an organization when irregular affairs emerge since it assists in developing appropriate actions in response to changing environment. Thus, Wen (2009, p. 363) argued that KM encourages individuals within an organization to manage and utilize knowledge effectively while working. Wen (2009, p. 4) came up with a knowledge management assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness of KM system projects. The proposed tool comprised of five main elements: KM process, technology, strategy and leadership and culture. The tool was composed of four success factors: persons involved in knowledge management process, procedures of implementing KM adopted, information technology adopted during the implementation of KM system and the level of support of organizational overall structure for KM project. Though this argument has been criticized as lacking concrete standard, it contributes immensely to the understanding about the factors that contribute to the effectiveness of KMS.

Chun-Ming et al (2012, p. 387) assessed the factors affecting the success of KMS in an aerospace manufacturing firm. The author took a different root from the above scholars by developing a model for assessing the impact of the fit between KM capabilities (network capability and codification capability) and KM processes (socialization, internalization, externalization and combination) on the successful implementation of KMS.  The results of the study indicated that a fit between the two elements enhances knowledge creativity, knowledge quality and knowledge satisfaction and hence, contributes to the successful implementation of KMS. Evidently, this model focuses more on cultural fitness and does not give attention to effects of poor fit.

Another KM assessment model developed by Kazemi and Allahyari (2010, p. 872) proposed eight major factors that contribute to successful implementation of KM namely: worker’s motivation; extent of support from leadership; extent off fit with technology adopted by an organization; acceptability by other stakeholders such as shareholders customers; suppliers and surrounding community; the extent of fit to organizational culture; level knowledge and skills by workers and leaders and conformity between old and new systems. Kazemi & Allahyari (2010 p. 872) therefore argued that the failure for KM system implementation process arises from lack of expertise by management in regard to the dimensions of KM, failure to select proper team members, improper planning and forecasting, poor fit with organizational culture and technology, resistant to change and lack of conformity between the old and the new KMS.

The crucial factors to the designing of KMS

Numerous factors are crucial to the process of implementation of KMS, as established in the literature review section.  Most of the theoretical models and frameworks examined highlighted the importance of designing KMS in a manner that integrates humans and technology in the whole process (Wen, 2009, p. 363; Chun-Ming et al, 2012, p. 387; Kazemi & Allahyari, 2010 p. 872; Kulkarni et al, 2007, p. 309; & Changzheng, 2010, p. 349). During the implementation process, the management is tasked with the process of developing a supportive culture. As Chun-Ming et al (2012, p. 387) explains, this can be achieved through designing the project in a way that supports the interests of the key stakeholders such as employees, management and shareholders. If different groups of stakeholders share the same interest, the quality of knowledge artifacts should be consistent. If they have different interests, the objectives of the project should address the different groups of stakeholders separately and satisfy their interests. This can be achieved through collecting the views of the key stakeholders and then incorporating them when designing KM implementation plan. This will ensure that that the project derives enough support from the management and other stakeholders and also eliminate the possibility of rejection. Secondly, the management has a role of developing appropriate organizational infrastructure to implement the project (Kulkarni et al, 2007, p. 309). Cautiousness should be exercised to ensure that the implementation team is comprised of knowledgeable and skilled individuals to handle the task.

Additionally, the management should ensure that the KM implementation project has enough resources to support successful implementation (Kulkarni et al, 2007, p. 309). Financial resources are needed to support any new investment in technology and to compensate persons allocated the role of implementation of the project. Additionally, the management should act as role model and advise the rest of stakeholders about the importance of the project.  The management should also encourage workers by offering them motivational aids. Incentives or rewards to motivate the employees should be focused on criteria such as teamwork, innovation solutions, creativity and knowledge sharing and contribution (Kulkarni et al, 2007, p. 309). The employees need to be given free time to conduct KM activities. The management has an additional role of ensuring that employees are provided with appropriate training and skills about new knowledge artifacts. During recruitment of employees into an organization, the management is charged with the role of ensuring that candidates with desired knowledge to fill gaps are given the first consideration.

As Kazemi and Allahyari (2010, p. 873) explains, information technology is one of the key enablers for the implementation process of KMS. A few centuries ago, information technology used to be a static archive of information. However, it has evolved to become a connector of one human to another and of a human to information. Today, it enables quick search, access and retrieval of data and can support effective communication and corroboration among members of an organization.  Generally, it can play numerous roles in support of KMS implementation process. According to Kazemi and Allahyari, (2010, p. 873), information technologies that support KM can be grouped into the following categories; knowledge base, business intelligence, collaboration, portals, content and document management, customer relationship management, workflow, data mining, search, and e-learning. During implementation of KM, there is need to give consideration to needs such as suitability the needs of users, knowledge structure standardization, ease of use, knowledge content relevancy and simplicity of technology.

NTPC Case Study

NTPC is the largest Indian power generation company and one of the largest and most efficient power companies in the world. Established in 1975, this company has diversified into power, equipment manufacturing, hydropower, power trading and distribution, coal mining and oil and gas exploration (Alok et al, 2010, p. 391). In 2004, this company conducted an assessment of its knowledge management system, in consultation with AT Kearney Company. Based on the results of the assessment and the recommendations made, NTPC decided to implement a new and relatively more effective knowledge management system. The implementation project was initiated in 2007 and has been going on over the years. Apart from the need to improve the effectiveness of the previous KMS, the change was also driven by the company’s vision of becoming a learning organization.

 While designing the new system, NTPC made consideration o f the key human and technological factors (Alok et al 2010, p. 391). Behavioral values and contributions of the users, organizational structures and incentives for contributors and users were all put into consideration. The company also gave consideration of critical issues such as characteristics of relevant knowledge, knowledge process that would enable the company to gain value and competitive advantage, the most appropriate mechanisms to develop and apply relevant knowledge and the organization needs that needed that would need to be taken into account in order for the mechanisms to work. This was followed by a pilot study and development of change management program in the company. According to Alok et al (2010, p. 391), this step was aimed at transferring individual learning into organizational learning. After the pilot study became successful and the change management process was underway, the company embarked on full implementation of the project.

According to Alok et al (2010, p. 393) the implementation process started with the appointment of domain leaders. Knowledge domains were developed based on specific criteria. This was followed by identification and appointment of affinity groups members in different segments of the company to assist the domain leaders in archiving and updating knowledge base. The affinity groups were supplied with documents and electronic instruments to capture knowledge in their respective domains. The affinity groups capture knowledge from all locations and submit it to domain leaders. Knowledge is then classified into categories. Domain leaders approve the uploaded information which is then compiled into knowledge documents. The knowledge documents are then placed at all locations for users to download.

The challenges the NTPC faced while introducing the KMS

NTPC has encountered numerous challenges in the process of implementing KMS. One of the causes of difficulties encountered is that knowledge sources in this company exists in any forms and are widely distributed. There was need for incorporation of a common interface that would allow access to the different types of knowledge (Alok et al, 2010, p. 393). Secondly, the system sometimes fails to capture learning and experiences. This leads the domain leaders to refer to past documents for experiences, making the process cumbersome.  The system does not capture tacit information residing within an individual. Additionally, the project failed to capture experiences derived from dealings with various stakeholders such as government and non-governmental organizations.  According to Alok et al (2010, p. 393), there is often an inadequate communication across levels, functions and geographies, which limit the process of updating knowledge. Another challenge is the lack of a formal process for knowledge codification and classification, leading to difficulties in the process of knowledge retrieval. During the initial stages of the project, there lacked enough documented past knowledge to be used in development of guidelines and methodologies for work efficiency improvement.

According to Alok et al, (2010, p. 394), converting available past documents from soft to hard formats was hard. The available IT systems were slow in retrieving information across levels, functions and geographies.  The established processes for creating awareness about knowledge base across levels, geograghis and functions were weak. The company did not provide any motivational aids to employees for their contributions to KM Individuals. Finally, some past documents such as project reports and proposal are stored manually and hence, they are hardly shared across levels, geographies and functions.

The technology used in support of the design

NTPC adopted KM technologies to support the process of knowledge sharing. An integrated portal named ‘Lakshya’ was developed to facilitate knowledge sharing and reuse. According to Alok et al, (2010, p. 394), the portal organizes information gathered by type and topic and provides access for all knowledge sources. A user of the portal is able to access available knowledge sources by searching from a list of knowledge sources grouped by type or topic. The portal obtains the request of the user loads the appropriate software and data and displays the requested knowledge. The portal can also be used as a knowledge management planning tool by locating expertise and information for future knowledge efforts. Finally, the portal acts as an inventory for knowledge that is accessible by users from specific domains anytime.

Benefits of the project

Though NTPC’s KMS encountered numerous difficulties from the initial point, it has several benefits. One of the benefits is improvement in culture of knowledge sharing within the company, hence transforming it into a learning organization. Secondly, trust and openness were developed among individuals within the company. Individuals are able to access knowledge and experience with ease.

Level of efficiency has increased: more time is spent by employees on analyzing information rather than searching. According to Alok et al, (2010, p. 394), the company has so far recorded a reduction in the lead time in day-to-day activities and business processes. Further, there has been a cost reduction as a result of improved practices across plants. Finally, the system has helped to open new revenue enhancement opportunities.

Conclusions and recommendations

In conclusion, KM is essential for firms if they are to maintain competitiveness in their respective industries and markets. Lack of KMS within a firm may leave some major knowledge gaps, exposing the future performance of the firm to risk. This discussion examined various factors that influence successful implementation of KM projects within organizations. All the Models and frameworks examine from the previous literature of the subject matter highlighted the importance of technological and human factors. As noted, failure to give consideration to the factors examined will result in project failure. The case of NTPC is a good example of a recent KM implementation project. The implementation process of this project largely incorporated technological and human factors. However, as noticed in the challenges facing the project, some of the crucial human factors such as offering motivational aids to employees are ignored. Based on the assessment models examined earlier, the performance of this project is currently can be termed as average. Generally, NTPC needs to incorporate all crucial technological and human factors into the implementation process in order to attain maximum value. It also needs to come up with strategies to minimize the challenges as much as possible in order to ensure that the project bears more fruits in the future.

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Cultural Knowledge and ethnicity in nursing essay assignment

Biological differences in selected groups and populations can have a strong impact on the kind of care a nurse delivers. Select a race or ethnicity for this assignment and conduct independent online research on this group or population. Identify two medical conditions that impact the selected group or population.

In a 1-2 page Word document:  APA Format

  1. Explain each medical condition and its impact.
  2. Be sure to address how that group’s own biological differences contribute to the causes of each condition.
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Consider issues related to your nursing practice. What stands out to you about your specialty area? What questions or concerns do you think are especially in need of attention? Why? How would you most like to contribute to the knowledge base of your profession?

The EBP Project provides a significant opportunity for furthering the nursing profession. Formulating a specific, applicable question is a necessary first step for developing your project. The question defines the focus of the EBP Project and guides your selection of research methods and tools. Think about aspects of your specialty area and begin to formulate a question that relates to your nursing practice.

The primary purpose of this Discussion is to provide a forum in which you and your colleagues can support each other in cultivating a practice-related question.

To prepare:

  • Develop      your EBP Project question using the PICO (patient group, issue      or intervention, comparison, outcome) method as described in Chapter 2      of Clinical Research for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (p.      29) and other resources. Depending on your specialty area, you may modify      the PICO method as necessary to be appropriate for your target population.
  • Begin      to complete the “Literature Review Matrix,” reviewing at least four to six      research articles relevant to your specialty area and      your EBP Project question. Note any areas of difficulty that you      encounter, as well as any strategies or insights that might be beneficial      to others.
  • Reflect      on the information presented in the McCurry, Revell, and Roy article      listed in the Learning Resources.
  • What      questions or concerns, if any, do you have about how to develop your      project question and/or expand your expertise in your specialty area?

By tomorrow 08/28/18 10pm write a minimum of 550 words in APA format with at least 3 scholarly references from the list of required readings below. Answer the questions as numbered below:

Post a cohesive scholarly response that addresses the following:

1) Share your project question, as you have developed it thus far (Write the questions exactly as the PIICOT Template provided in the attached file area).

2) Discuss salient elements that inform your project question: theory, current research, nursing practice, and specialty knowledge.

3) Pose any questions or concerns you may have related to developing your project question or literature review. You may also include any other issues related to expanding your expertise within your specialty area.

Required Readings

Terry, A. J. (2018). Clinical research for the doctor of nursing practice (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Chapter 2, “Developing the Researchable Problem”

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/dnp/Essentials.pdf

Jeffs, L., Beswick, S., Lo, J., Campbell, H., Ferris, E., & Sidani, S. (2013). Defining what evidence is, linking it to patient outcomes, and making it relevant to practice: Insight from clinical nurses. Applied Nursing Research, 26, 105-109. 

McCurry, M. K., Revell, S. M. H., & Roy, C. (2009). Knowledge for the good of the individual and society: Linking philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory, and practice. Nursing Philosophy, 11(1), 42–52.

Melnyk, B.M., Fineout-Overhold, E., Stillwell, S.B., & Williamson, K.M. (2010). Evidence-based practice step-by-step: The seven steps of evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53.

Stillwell, S. B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Melnyk, B. M., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice, step by step: Asking the clinical question: A key step in evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 110(3), 58–61.

Tschannen, D., Aebersold, M., Kocan, M., Lundy, F., & Potempa, K. (2015). Improving patient care through student leadership in team quality improvement projects. Journal Nursing Care Quality, 30(2), 181-186. 

 

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The purpose of this Assignment is to enhance knowledge the evaluation and management of acute versus chronic presentation of headache.

Sally’s Headaches

Purpose:

The purpose of this Assignment is to enhance knowledge the evaluation and

management of acute versus chronic presentation of headache.

Case Study Description:

Sally Jones, 45 years old, presents to the primary care clinic with complaint of a headache. She says the headache usually comes when she is at work. She works as an administrative assistant for a chief Executive Officer at a local hospital. The headache is usually generalized and bilateral and most of the intensity of pain is around the neck or the back of her head. Sally says, “When the pain comes it is like a tight band around my head.” She says the headaches have been occurring more frequently over the past 30 days. Sally takes “homeopathic” tea she recently bought on her most recent trip to Mexico to visit her family. She does not believe in taking medicine for pain because of the side effects.

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Based on the case study please provide a response to each of the following items:

  • What are the pertinent subjective findings? What other questions would you ask Sally to gain more information about her headaches?
  • Describe the focused physical assessment you will perform on this patient. Provide rationale for conducting the focused assessment and support with peer-reviewed scholarly references.
  • Identify the diagnostic studies/tests you will order for this patient (if any). Provide scientific, evidence-based rationale from a nationally accepted clinical guideline to justify the diagnostic studies/tests you will order for this patient.
  • Develop a list of three differential diagnoses for Sally’s symptoms. Prioritize the three differential diagnoses from the most serious diagnosis to the least significant diagnosis.
  • What is the most likely diagnosis based on Sally’s history of present illness and chief complaint? Is this condition acute or chronic-provide your justification?
  • Develop a comprehensive, holistic treatment plan including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for this patient taking into consideration Sally’s health belief and cultural belief practices.
  • Discuss the difference in your pharmacologic intervention in acute versus chronic presentation. How will your treatment change if your patient is an adolescent?

The length of this paper should be 2–3 pages, not including title page and a reference page.

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Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services.

Your PowerPoint should Include the hypothetical scenario you originally shared in the Discussion Forum. Include your examination of the data that you could use, how the data might be accessed/collected The term “knowledge worker” was first coined by management consultant and author Peter Drucker in his book, The Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959). Drucker defined knowledge workers as high-level workers who apply theoretical and analytical knowledge, acquired through formal training, to develop products and services. Does this sound familiar?

Nurses are very much knowledge workers. What has changed since Drucker’s time are the ways that knowledge can be acquired. The volume of data that can now be generated and the tools used to access this data have evolved significantly in recent years and helped healthcare professionals (among many others) to assume the role of knowledge worker in new and powerful ways.

In this Assignment, you will consider the evolving role of the nurse leader and how this evolution has led nurse leaders to assume the role of knowledge worker. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation with an infographic (graphic that visually represents information, data, or knowledge. Infographics are intended to present information quickly and clearly.) to educate others on the role of nurse as knowledge worker.

Reference: Drucker, P. (1959). The landmarks of tomorrow. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

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· Review the concepts of informatics as presented in the Resources.

· Reflect on the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.

· Consider how knowledge may be informed by data that is collected/accessed.

The Assignment:

· Explain the concept of a knowledge worker.

· Define and explain nursing informatics and highlight the role of a nurse leader as a knowledge worker.

Develop a simple infographic to help explain these concepts.

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Write a paragraph describing how lack of knowledge of the biology of the HIV virus lead to the AIDS epidemic

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1) Write a paragraph describing how lack of knowledge of the biology of the HIV virus lead to the AIDS epidemic.

2) You have spent the past 10 weeks learning about biology. To show how much you have acquired this quarter, create a list of biology references you recognize in the movie Osmosis Jones.

3) I have observed time and time again that classes with higher levels of participation have higher averages on exams than classes with lower participation levels. I am seeking input from the student perspective as to what motivates students to participate. For your extra credit assignment I am asking you to tell me what things motivate students to participate and what things deter students from participating. There is no minimum length for this assignment. There is no required format. If it is obvious that you put some effort into this, you will be given credit (i.e. don’t send me two sentences and expect credit)

 

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***1  Go to the NINR website: https://www.ninr.nih.gov and identify the four current priorities for nursing research under NURSING RESEARCH DEVELOPS KNOWLEDGE TO…. Do you agree with the priorities or would you recommend addition or elimination of some of the priorities? Describe how these research initiatives can be translated into evidence-based practice in your work environment. 

***1  Go to the NINR website: https://www.ninr.nih.gov and identify the four current priorities for nursing research under NURSING RESEARCH DEVELOPS KNOWLEDGE TO…. Do you agree with the priorities or would you recommend addition or elimination of some of the priorities? Describe how these research initiatives can be translated into evidence-based practice in your work environment.

 

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Identifying A Clinical Question

Write a 1000-1500 word essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be three main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least five (5) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Identify a clinical question related to your work environment, write the question in PICOT format and perform a literature search on the identified topic.

Purpose

To enable the student to identify a clinical question related to a specified area of practice and use medical and nursing databases to find research articles that will provide evidence to validate nursing interventions regarding a specific area of nursing practice.

Review the Application Case Study for Chapter 3: Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions as a guide for your literature search.

Guidelines

  1. Identify a clinical question related to your area of clinical practice and write the clinical foreground question in PICOT format utilizing the worksheet tool provided as a guide.
  2. Describe why this is a clinical problem or an opportunity for improving health outcomes in your area of clinical practice. Perform a literature search and select five research articles on your topic utilizing the databases highlighted in Chapter 3 of the textbook (Melnyk and Finout-Overholt, 2015).
  3. Identify the article that best supports nursing interventions for your topic. Explain why this article best supports your topic as you compare the article to the other four found in the literature search.

Assignment Expectations:

Length: 1000 – 1500 words
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of five (5) scholarly sources are required for this assignment to support the topic.
Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.
Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a PDF document (.pdf)
File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example RHall Assignment 1.docx)

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Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing informatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing informatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom.

Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing informatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing informatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom.

To prepare:

  • Review the information in Figure 6–1 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge.
  • Develop a clinical question related to your area of practice that you would like to explore.
  • Consider what you currently know about this topic. What additional information would you need to answer the question?
  • Using the continuum of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, determine how you would go about researching your question.
    • Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need.
    • Once you have identified useful databases, how would you go about finding the most relevant articles and information?
    • Consider how you would extract the relevant information from the articles.
    • How would you take the information and organize it in a way that was useful? How could you take the step from simply having useful knowledge to gaining wisdom?

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Summarize the question you developed, and then relate how you would work through the four steps of the data, information, knowledge, wisdom continuum. Be specific.
    • Identify the databases and search words you would use.
    • Relate how you would take the information gleaned and turn it into useable knowledge.
  • Can informatics be used to gain wisdom? Describe how you would progress from simply having useful knowledge to the wisdom to make decisions about the information you have found during your database search.

Your paper must also include a title page, an introduction, a summary, and a reference page.

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Synthesize knowledge of nursing practice theory and research as the foundation for the project.

Synthesize knowledge of nursing practice, theory and research as the foundation for the project.

 

 

 

 

¢ Objective
Synthesize knowledge of nursing practice, theory and research as the foundation for the project.
Assignment
In two substantive paragraphs relate the book On Becoming a Leader (Chapters 1 “ 3) to your Practicum experience.
Please you must read pdf file relate to topic. It also has to relate to my practicum. My practicum will be at the G.W.U

hospital at the Quality Department. Please read my goals and expectations”see file,

Required Textbooks”You must use this text book only.
¢ Bennis, W. (2009). On becoming a leader. Philadelphia, PA: Jossey Bass.

Chapter 1”Mastering the context

Chapter 2”-Understanding the Basics

Chapter 3”Knowing yourself

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