The Status of Knowledge Management in Teaching Hospitals Affiliated to Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences

  •  Rafat MohebbiFar    
  •  Parisa Ghaboosi    
  •  Hasan hashemi    
  •  Fatemeh Akbari Rad    
  •  Mohammad Mohseni    
  •  Meysam Safi Keykale    


Knowledge management is one of the modern management approaches, which has become the key to success in organizations. For this reason, the purpose of the present paper is to investigate the status of knowledge management in education and treatment centers of Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences. This study was a descriptive-analytical survey. The statistical population included all the staffs of hospitals of Tehran Universities of Medical Sciences. Sample size was estimated 502 persons using random sampling method. Data collection tool is Probst’s knowledge management questionnaire. Reliability of the questionnaire was obtained 0.89 using Cronbach’s alpha, and its validity has been confirmed by experienced professors. In order to analyze the data using SPSS software, T test, ANOVA test, correlation coefficient, and regression were used. According to the obtained data, it was found that the status of knowledge management and its dimensions (Goals, identification, acquisition, development, distribution, use, preservation, and knowledge measurement) in the studied hospitals was at an average level. Considering the responsibility of teaching and treatment centers in educating students, more attention should be paid to knowledge management in these organizations and it should be prioritized. Therefore, knowing their status in the scope of knowledge management, the authorities of the hospitals should focus on all dimensions so as to reduce the interval between the status quo and the desired status.

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