May 012013

Knowledge Management educationAs the college school year comes to an end, a vast number of undergraduates are either looking to start their career, or looking to continue their education.

If your graduate is looking to embark on the continued educational journey, I would suggest they consider a Master of Science degree in Knowledge Management.

You may not know that Knowledge Management continues to be a growing discipline in which organizations are seeking qualified individuals. A Master of Science concentration in Knowledge Management offers students an opportunity to enter the Knowledge Economy and become an important asset to organizations working to get the right knowledge to the right people at the right time.

When considering a Masters in Knowledge Management, each student should consider a university program that presents a holistic approach to the principles, practices, policies, and technology that are being deployed today at organizations in the field of Knowledge Management.

A Master of Science concentration in Knowledge Management will provide the successful student with the ability to assist organizations in making better decisions, understand where knowledge exist and uncover knowledge gaps that will lead to better performance and communication between workers.

Here are some universities offer Masters in Knowledge Management:

Knowledge Systems Institute
George Mason University
George Washington University
Kent State

Here are some additional MS in KM programs:

Notre Dame of Maryland
Columbia University
Drexel University
Northwestern University
California InterContinental University
Jones International University

More University MS in KM Programs:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

If you know of others please let me know and I will add them to this blog post!

Jul 202010

KM in healthcareWith the advent of healthcare reform and the move to digitize health records, streamline medical costs, and enable better medical decisions, many universities across the country are offering certificate and degreed programs in healthcare (or medical) informatics. Healthcare Informatics incorporates information technology and healthcare to support clinical workflow, collect, organize, and secure health related data, information and knowledge. It also supports the growing knowledge base of physicians in order for them to make better decisions, reduce the costs of treatments, eliminate (severely cut) mistakes and improve overall patient care.

Some of the universities offering certificate and degreed programs (Bachelor and Masters) include, University of Illinois at Chicago, Walden University, Northwestern University, Knowledge Systems Institute and University of Maryland University College to name a few. There are literally over a hundred (100) universities and colleges offering these programs, check out for additional information on these schools. Many of these colleges offer online or web-based courses, which offer a degree of flexibility for the medical professional who is likely to enroll in one of these programs.

A major objective of healthcare informatics is to formulate standards such as the Health Level Seven International (HL7) Standard, address HIPPA 5010/ICD-10 standard implementation and to provide protocols, procedures, and policies around informatics tools, techniques, and concepts. However, the challenge remains getting medical providers committed to what will be a widespread implementation of the information technology needed to support healthcare informatics. Although this challenge exists, our universities and colleges are already ramping up to meet this challenge. In an economy hurting for jobs, healthcare informatics will provide a future workforce to meet the challenges that healthcare reform brings. This newly equipped workforce will be a catalyst for Americans to realize the benefit of creating a standard and comprehensive healthcare system that will assist medical professionals in providing an overall effective and efficient as well as lower cost patient care experience for all us.