Knowledge sharing in health Community of Practice (CoP) and Online Health Communities (OHCs): A bibliometric analysis

Muhammad Ashraf, Fauzi (2023) Knowledge sharing in health Community of Practice (CoP) and Online Health Communities (OHCs): A bibliometric analysis. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, 22 (3). pp. 1-23. ISSN 0219-6492 (Print); 1793-6926 (Online). (Published)

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This study aims to provide a scientific mapping based on a bibliographic database of knowledge sharing in the health community of practice (CoP) and online health communities (OHCs). These online platforms have provided an efficient means for members to share best practices, expertise, and information on health-related matters and acquire knowledge in the fast-moving health and medical field. Applying a bibliometric method, this study contributes to the body of knowledge concerning health CoP function, capacity, and contribution. This study tends to uncover past themes (citation analysis), current themes (co-citation analysis), and predict trends (co-word analysis) on health CoP and OHCs perspectives. Findings indicate the imperative role of CoP in the field, mainly due to the rapid development of sophisticated tacit knowledge on complicated health issues and unpredictable diseases affecting public health. Implications on theory and managerial aspect to strengthen the function of CoP in providing optimum health service to the public is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric analysis; Community of practice; Health and medical; Knowledge sharing; Online health communities
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Depositing User: Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Fauzi
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2024 01:46
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 01:46
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