Using a knowledge-based approach : the way healthy communities make decisions
Gudes, Ori, Yigitcanlar, Tan, Kendall, Elizabeth, & Pathak, Kavita (2011) Using a knowledge-based approach : the way healthy communities make decisions. In Yigitcanlar, Tan & Fachinelli, Anna Cristina (Eds.) The Fourth Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS), The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, pp. 164-171.
The planning for Knowledge Cities faces significant challenges due to the lack of effective information tools. These challenges are magnified while planning healthy communities. The Australian Health Information Council (AHIC) concluded in its last report that health information needs to be shared more effectively (AHIC, 2008). Some research justifies the use of Decision Support Systems (DSS) as an E-planning tool, particularly in the context of healthy communities. However, very limited research has been conducted in this area to date, especially in terms of evaluating the impact of these tools on decision-makers within the health planning practice. The paper presents the methodological instruments which were developed to measure the impact of the E-planning tool (i.e., Health Decision Support System [HDSS])) on a group of health planners, namely, the Logan Beaudesert Health Coalition (LBHC). The paper is focused on the culture in which decisions were made before and after the intervention of the HDSS. Subsequently, the paper presents the observed impact of the HDSS tool, to facilitate a knowledge-based decision-making approach. This study is an attempt to make some contribution to the Knowledge Cities literature in the context of planning healthy communities by adopting E-planning tools.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Decision support systems, knowledge-based decisions, healthy communitie|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified (120599)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 The World Capital Institute and Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems|
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|Deposited On:||19 Oct 2011 23:22|
|Last Modified:||17 Nov 2011 20:45|
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