Comparative health systems and policy in industrialized. Design and implementation of collaboration and knowledge management initiatives in health care organizations.Current/Recent Grants and Projects
Kirkman-Liff's current research is focused on knowledge management and its application in health care. He has worked with a 20-hospital system in the Western U.S. to share best clinical practices to improve patient safety and outcomes. He is now collaborating with a number of community health organizations to build a knowledge-learning network in metropolitan Phoenix. He is also examining the integration of knowledge management techniques in the drug discovery process in pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. He is also interested in health reform in advanced economies, such as the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Canada, and lessons that van be drawn from those nations for health reform for the United States. He is also interested in simulation models of health systems and nations, and in how social networks exchange knowledge when they use such simulations.