We are very excited to announce the launch of KnowlAge, a new project sponsored by principle consultant Sean Carey!
KnowlAge is an information dissemination project aimed at making evidence-based, proven practices and knowledge about aging services more readily accessible to providers and other stakeholders.
Lack of knowledge dissemination is a huge barrier to quality improvement in long-term care. Millions of dollars are spent researching and developing best-practices– only to be archived on an obscure website and never used by more than a handful of providers. Providers– administrators, nurses, and care staff doing the best they can to serve elders struggle to know what works and what doesn’t. Efforts are constantly duplicated, reinvented, re-imagined, and replayed in the tens of thousands of elder communities across the world.
The technology behind this project is not sophisticated, as Sean’s background is in nursing home operations, not programming and web design. KnowlAge utilizes a basic shopping cart platform hammered into an idea library. The site is in beta right now, while the code is cleaned, content is added, and filters are selected to make the information useful, usable, and easy to find.
Take a look and let us know what you think!