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dargahi H, Asadi S, ahmadi B, Mahmoudi M. Survey of the Relationship of Knowledge Management and Organizational Creativity and Innovation among the Employees of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. jhosp. 2018; 17 (1) :97-108
URL: http://jhosp.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5806-en.html
1- Professor, Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, (*Corresponding author), Email: hdargahi@sina.tums.ac.ir, Address: Third floor, Shahid, Shafie Alley, Ghods Ave., Tehran, Iran School of Allied Medicine
2- MSc in Health Care Management, Department of Management Sciences & Health Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences & Health Economics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1356 Views)

Background: Today, the organizations have found their need to a strategic planning for valuation of knowledge management. One of the most important elements for knowledge management is organizational creativity and innovation. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the relationship between knowledge management and organizational creativity and innovation among Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was a descriptive-analytical one which conducted in 120 employees of teaching hospital in 2015-2016. The study questionnaire included three questionnaires as Probst’s knowledge management questionnaire, researcher made questionnaire for organizational creativity, Patchen’s organizational innovation questionnaire and demographic information. SPSS software version 21 utilized to data analysis using descriptive statistics, independent t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient at the significant level of less than 0.05.
Results: The study results revealed that there was a relationship between knowledge management and creativity (r=0.661, P<0.001) and organizational innovation (r=0.325, P<0.001). Also, there was a significant association between organizational creativity with innovation (P=0.02).
Conclusion: Development of knowledge management could increase the rate of organizational creativity and innovation. Therefore, the policymakers, leaders and managers of hospitals should establish the knowledge management system to improve the organizational creativity and innovation, and finally promote the efficiency and effectiveness of hospital practice.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: مدیریت منابع انسانی در بیمارستان
Received: 2017/04/22 | Accepted: 2018/02/12 | Published: 2018/05/6

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