Emergency implementation of knowledge management system to support a bioterrorism response.

Nedra Y. Garrett, William A. Yasnoff, Vibha Kumar

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Abstract

In a public health emergency, it becomes necessary for public health agencies to provide timely, accurate and useful information to the community. During the anthrax attacks, the Public Health Practice Program Office in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention implemented a knowledge management (KM) system to respond to an increased number of inquiries from public health officials, first responders, and health care professionals as well as the general public. While it is possible to successfully implement a knowledge management system quickly in a crisis situation, additional challenges to sustainability may result from shortchanging the normal decision-making channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Bioterrorism
Knowledge Management
Emergencies
Public Health
Public Health Practice
Anthrax
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Decision Making
Delivery of Health Care

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Emergency implementation of knowledge management system to support a bioterrorism response. / Garrett, Nedra Y.; Yasnoff, William A.; Kumar, Vibha.

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