Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 4 Issue 4
New features added to the website
The following is a summary of new features added to the
Knowledge Management website
For companies operating in the pharmaceutical sector, product diversification is seen as a favourable means of achieving marketdominance. Katriona Knapman explores how knowledge management is becoming a crucial discipline for those companies that rely on formulations in their product development process
In a relatively short space of time, and with limited resources, Smith and Nephew has succeeded in creating a knowledge-centric intranet for international marketing and sales staff within the company. Simon Hudson explains how the tool has developed, and offers his advise on what traps to avoid, and which elements of the system have worked well for the pharmaceutical giant.
Mapping the value of knowledge management
The successful implementation of a knowledge management programme often depends on an ability to demonstrate a clear return on investment to those sponsoring the initiative. Alexander P. Bünz and Gabriele Kirch-Verfuss describe a method developed at Degussa-Hüls to measure the value of KM activities in quantitative and qualitative terms.
The healing power of KM
Effective clinical decision-making relies on providing healthcare staff with integrated access to the most reliable information sources. Paula Kingston, Lynne Cooper, Dr Elizabeth Hughes, Dr Andrea Mayne and Jooli Atkins (left to right) look at how Sandwell Healthcare NHS Trust has developed and evaluated knowledge management processes to support best practice in patient care.
Turtles all the way down and all the way up
At KM Europe 2000, Marcus Speh Birkenkrahe presented a keynote speech on the future of knowledge management in the new economy. The following article, which is concluded in the next issue of Knowledge Management, includes the main text of what proved to be an extremely well-received presentation.
Your Say: Knowledge management in the pharmaceutical industry
The pharmaceutical industry perhaps relies more than any other on innovation and the efficient transfer of knowledge, yet knowledge management is yet to have a pervasive impact on companies operating in the sector. Simon Lelic talks to representatives from eRoom, Smith and Nephew, Sopheon, Think Tools and NewsEdge, and asks how far KM has come within the pharmaceutical industry thus far, and what the future holds.
Book review: Knowledge Management Case Book
Knowledge Management Case Book - Best Practices in Siemens