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Models and Applications in the Decision Sciences: Best Papers from the 2015 Annual Conference by Merrill Warkentin, Decision Sciences Institute

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13. Sharing Clinical Knowledge Among Physicians in the Same Specialty Practice Group

Yulong Li, Simmons College School of ManagementJohn Lowe, Simmons College School of Management

Abstract

This chapter argues that physicians should share clinical knowledge with their colleagues in the same specialty practice group to improve health-care delivery performance. We propose a research model based on the theory of planned behavior to explore the contributing factors and performance consequences of knowledge-sharing behaviors.

Introduction

Facing increasing levels of specialization in medical knowledge, healthcare nowadays is seeing a greater number of provider personnel with deeper fragmentation of expertise (Nembhard & Edmondson, 2006). As a result, ...

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