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dc.contributor.authorSavoia, Elena
dc.contributor.authorAgboola, Foluso Omotomilola
dc.contributor.authorBiddinger, Paul D.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-10T19:33:54Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSavoia, Elena, Foluso Agboola, and Paul D. Biddinger. 2012. Use of after action reports (AARs) to promote organizational and systems learning in emergency preparedness. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 9(8): 2949-2963.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10522943
dc.description.abstractMany public health and healthcare organizations use formal knowledge management practices to identify and disseminate the experiences gained over time. The “lessons-learned” approach is one such example of knowledge management practice applied to the wider concept of organizational learning. In the field of emergency preparedness, the lessons-learned approach stands on the assumption that learning from experience improves practice and minimizes avoidable deaths and negative economic and social consequences of disasters. In this project, we performed a structured review of AARs to analyze how lessons learned from the response to real-incidents may be used to maximize knowledge management and quality improvement practices such as the design of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) exercises. We chose as a source of data the “Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov)” system, a joined program of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS and FEMA that serves as the national, online repository of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas. We identified recurring challenges reported by various states and local public health agencies in the response to different types of incidents. We also strived to identify the limitations of systematic learning that can be achieved due to existing weaknesses in the way AARs are developed.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3390/ijerph9082949en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3447598/pdf/en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectlessons learneden_US
dc.subjectafter action report (AAR)en_US
dc.subjectknowledge managementen_US
dc.subjectorganizational learningen_US
dc.subjectemergency preparednessen_US
dc.titleUse of After Action Reports (AARs) to Promote Organizational and Systems Learning in Emergency Preparednessen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dash.depositing.authorBiddinger, Paul D.
dc.date.available2013-04-10T19:33:54Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph9082949*
dash.contributor.affiliatedAgboola, Foluso
dash.contributor.affiliatedSavoia, Elena
dash.contributor.affiliatedBiddinger, Paul


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