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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 4 / Dec 2007  pp347‑550

Editor: Charles Despres

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Knowledge Work Practices in Global Software Development  pp347‑356

Gabriela Avram

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Intellectual Capital and Organizational Performance: an Empirical Study of the Pharmaceutical Industry  pp357‑362

Alka Bramhandkar, Scott Erickson, Ian Applebee

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From Individual Learning to Organizational Learning  pp363‑372

Delio Ignacio Castaneda, Manuel Fernández Rios

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Tacit Knowledge Elicitation and Measurement in Research Organisations: a Methodological Approach  pp373‑386

Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Amit Mitra

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Competence Matters More than Knowledge  pp387‑398

A G Hessami, M Moore

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Managing Structural Diversity: the Case of Boundary Spanning Networks  pp399‑410

Eli Hustad

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Folksonomies, Collaborative Filtering and e‑Business: is Enterprise 2.0 One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?  pp411‑418

Kevin Johnston

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A Model of Antecedents of Knowledge Sharing  pp419‑426

Radwan Alyan Kharabsheh

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A Consistent Assessment of Intellectual Capital in SMEs InCaS: Intellectual Capital Statement — Made in Europe  pp427‑436

Kai Mertins, Markus Will

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How to Ensure the Quality and Reliability of Intellectual Capital Statements?  pp437‑448

Kai Mertins, Wen-Huan Wang, Markus Will

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Knowledge and Life Cycle of an Organization  pp449‑452

Zygmunt Mietlewski, Ryszard Walkowiak

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Building a Taxonomy for Understanding Knowledge Management  pp453‑466

Kun Nie, Tieju Ma, Yoshiteru Nakamori

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Knowledge Management: Turning Intangible Assets into Feasibility in the Automotive Sector  pp467‑476

Lourdes Sáiz, Ana Maria Lara, Roberto Alcalde

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Knowledge Management for Virtual Reality Applications in a Home Rehabilitation Virtual Network  pp477‑486

Emil Scarlat, Virginia Maracine, Adriana Nica

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Abstract

This paper describes the reference architecture to support a multi‑user virtual healthcare network that enables rehabilitation and social reintegration of people with disabilities. The network, based on a virtual collaborative environment supported by the www, includes collaboration and interpersonal communication devices and data collection mechanisms that provide knowledge management for the system and effectiveness evaluation. The Virtual Network (VN) allows the rehabilitation patients spread in geographically dispersed areas, a very frequent reality in the considered context, to access a distributed virtual platform able to offer communication and shared knowledge with doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and other people involved in the process of rehabilitation. VN solutions allow building a virtual shared space, a context of understanding and knowledge where the "real world" knowledge affects virtual interaction and virtual interaction modifies "real world" therapies. The main aim of the VN is to achieve a higher quality of life for the people with disabilities and, in the long term, from the economic point of view, to produce important savingsprofits and bring about feasible ways to improvingre‑organizing health care services. The present paper illustrates our team's first steps in building such a network in Romania. The first section establishes the link between the virtual reality and the medical rehabilitation as an important branch of the healthcare system. Several applications in the field are presented here. The second section focuses on two main aspects: on the one hand, the current Romanian reality of medical rehabilitation and, on the other hand, the existing possibilities to build a VN for rehabilitation as a solution to the main problems Romania has in this field. The third section is a technical preamble to the knowledge sharing process particularized for a healthcare VN in section number four. The last part of the paper includes both pro and cons arguments for the designing of a VN as a solution to the discrepancy between the demand and the real current hospitals' supply of medical rehabilitation in Romania. 

 

Keywords: home rehabilitation, virtual reality, virtual healthcare network, virtual organization, knowledge sharing models, information broker agent, personal healthcare agent

 

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