Diffusion of Innovation in UAE Healthcare Research Proposal by Nicky

Proposes a research project to study the diffusion of innovation through identifying and improving Communities of Practice (CoP) networks in the UAE healthcare industry.
# 150151 | 1,760 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 29, 2012 in Business (Industries) , Medical and Health (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper explains that, if diffusion of innovation is to be effective within the UAE Community of Practice (CoP) network, the synchronization of the factors of communication channels, rate of adoption and characteristics of the social system within the social and communication structures need to be understood. Next, to comprehend the CoP within the UAE healthcare community, the author proposes empirically derived research to understand the role of opinion leaders as change agents, their optional, collective and authority innovation decisions, their unique structure relative to process and medical product innovation diffusion and the development of role-based models. To achieve these objective, the paper presents the study's methodology and timetable.

Table of Contents:
Relation to Previous Research
Proposed Methods
Face to Face Interviews
Computer Aided Telephone Interviews
Internet Based Data Collection Survey

From the Paper:

"The diffusion of innovation throughout healthcare organizations often begins in the knowledge management, support services and decision support systems areas due to these processes having a direct impact on quality of care . The propensity of a CoP to serve as the catalyst for creating greater levels of knowledge transfer and corresponding trust is also a key determinant in the productivity of healthcare communities throughout communities and regions. For the UAE healthcare community to nurture and grow CoPs, there must be a concentration on knowledge sharing, the evaluating of new medical products (Carter, 20) to more efficiently and completely treat patients, and a recognition of the fact that continual improvement will require continual measurement as well. From the qualitative aspects of the steps required to create a CoP and continually grow it through the use of knowledge sharing and the creation and maintenance of a knowledge management system, there must be strong leadership for this type of socially-based community to stay in existence and grow over time.
"Any CoP must also be outward centered, looking at the unmet needs of those professionals in the UAE healthcare community who seek to continually improve and learn."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mariel L Bernstein, Tamuchin McCreless, and Murray J Cote. 2007. Five Constants of Information Technology Adoption in Healthcare. Hospital Topics 85, no. 1, (January 1): 17-25.
  • Ella Carter. 2008. Marketing "smart" medical innovation: physicians' attitudes and intentions. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing 2, no. 4, (October 1): 307-320.
  • (Chang, Harrington Jr, 937) Myong-Hun Chang, and Joseph E Harrington Jr. 2005. Discovery and Diffusion of Knowledge in an Endogenous Social Network1. The American Journal of Sociology 110, no. 4, (January 1): 937.
  • Desouza, K., C. Dombrowski, Y. Awazu, P. Baloh, S. Papagari, S. Jha, and J. Kim. 2009. Crafting organizational innovation processes. Innovation : Management, Policy & Practice 11, no. 1, (April 1): 6-33.
  • Erwin, D. 2009. Changing Organizational Performance: Examining the Change Process. Hospital Topics 87, no. 3, (July 1): 28-40.

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APA Format

Diffusion of Innovation in UAE Healthcare (2012, January 29) Retrieved February 07, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/diffusion-of-innovation-in-uae-healthcare-150151/

MLA Format

"Diffusion of Innovation in UAE Healthcare" 29 January 2012. Web. 07 February. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/diffusion-of-innovation-in-uae-healthcare-150151/>