Letters to the Editor
February 2001

The Tumble of Medical Advancement: A Call for Knowledge Management

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(2):228. doi:

Knowledge management is the buzzword around corporate America. More than 40% of Fortune 1000 companies have created a Chief Knowledge Officer position,1 whose goal is to retain corporate memory, to accelerate corporate learning, and to stop "reinvention of the wheel." The practice of medicine is built on corporate memory; a little knowledge management may do us some good too.

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