Electronic Communities of Practice: Putting "Information into the Hands of Those Who Care"

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147828
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Electronic Communities of Practice: Putting "Information into the Hands of Those Who Care"
Abstract:
Electronic Communities of Practice: Putting "Information into the Hands of Those Who Care"
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Abbott, Patricia, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins University
Title:Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management, & Sharing (KIMS)
[Clinical session research presentation] Large-scale public health events have given a "wake-up call" worldwide, emphasizing the need for more efficient ways to rapidly communicate, mobilize and deploy healthcare resources. The impact of Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, SARS, HIV/AIDS, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, malaria, and the potential pandemic of avian influenza has raised the stakes, and increased the impetus for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare. ICT use in disaster relief and communicable disease prevention enables rapid situational analysis and surveillance, and permits focused information to be electronically distributed to local, regional, national and global organizations and individuals, facilitating reasoned responses. In an effort to begin to address the need for ways in which front-line workers are able to communicate, mobilize, and deploy knowledge critical to the health of communities, the WHO Geneva Nursing Office facilitated the creation of an electronic Community of Practice (CoP) for global nurses and midwives. The goal of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery Communities of Practice (GANM CoP) effort is to use ICT  to "reach and teach" globally distributed healthcare workers. Administered from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the GANM CoP employs an electronic communication system that is specifically designed for use in remote and/or low bandwidth settings and requires only an e-mail address in order to participate.  The new online community offers nurses and midwives throughout the world, despite their geographic location and physical settings, a forum for sharing ideas, best practices, and new knowledge. From the period of September, 2006 until January, 2007, over 1,100 individuals from 112 different countries have joined the GANM CoP.  Four distinct sub-communities have arisen from the initial effort, including ICT and Distributed E-Learning; Making Pregnancy Safer; Family Nursing-Europe; and Chief Nursing Officers.  Fundamentals, lessons learned, and opportunities for future growth will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleElectronic Communities of Practice: Putting "Information into the Hands of Those Who Care"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147828-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Electronic Communities of Practice: Putting &quot;Information into the Hands of Those Who Care&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Abbott, Patricia, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management, &amp; Sharing (KIMS)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pabbott2@son.jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Large-scale public health events have given a &quot;wake-up call&quot; worldwide, emphasizing the need for more efficient ways to rapidly communicate, mobilize and deploy healthcare resources. The impact of Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, SARS, HIV/AIDS, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, malaria, and the potential pandemic of avian influenza has raised the stakes, and increased the impetus for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in healthcare. ICT use in disaster relief and communicable disease prevention enables rapid situational analysis and surveillance, and permits focused information to be electronically distributed to local, regional, national and global organizations and individuals, facilitating reasoned responses. In an effort to begin to address the need for ways in which front-line workers are able to communicate, mobilize, and deploy knowledge critical to the health of communities, the WHO Geneva Nursing Office facilitated the creation of an electronic Community of Practice (CoP) for global nurses and midwives.&nbsp;The goal of the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery Communities of Practice (GANM CoP) effort is to use ICT &nbsp;to &quot;reach and teach&quot; globally distributed healthcare workers. Administered from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the GANM CoP employs an electronic communication system that is specifically designed for use in remote and/or low bandwidth settings and requires only an e-mail address in order to participate.&nbsp; The new online community offers nurses and midwives throughout the world, despite their geographic location and physical settings, a forum for sharing ideas, best practices, and new knowledge. From the period of September, 2006 until January, 2007, over 1,100 individuals from 112 different countries have joined the GANM CoP.&nbsp; Four distinct sub-communities have arisen from the initial effort, including ICT and Distributed E-Learning; Making Pregnancy Safer; Family Nursing-Europe; and Chief Nursing Officers.&nbsp; Fundamentals, lessons learned, and opportunities for future growth will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:36:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:36:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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