Application of knowledge logistics in telemedicine

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student of Knowledge Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Medical student of Shahed University, Tehran, Iran,



Purpose: Telemedicine is a concept with a history of several decades, which means providing medical and therapeutic services remotely using information and communication technology. This issue requires the transfer and flow of medical and therapeutic knowledge from specialists to those in need, and in this context, the importance of knowledge logistics can be realized in order to identify the need and provide a solution in the telemedicine process. Therefore, the aim of the current research is to review the concepts of these two fields and identify their common points in order to identify the application of knowledge logistics in telemedicine.
Methodology: The current research is of applied type and using Scientometric method. At First, a descriptive review of the available resources with related keywords such as logistics, knowledge logistics, medical knowledge logistics, telemedicine and knowledge logistics in telemedicine was done in Google, Google Scholar and Sid databases, and in the second part, to determine the relationship Between the two concepts, the terms knowledge logistics and telemedicine were searched in Scopus and PubMed databases on March 3, 2022, and the outputs of each database were discussed.
Finding: The findings show that for nearly two decades and the upward trend of special resources in recent years, a major part of the United States has been in the production of resources, history and growth of resources related to two areas. Also, Anderson as the most prolific writer, the Journal of Internet Medical Research has a stronger relationship with BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Finally, there is an occurrence of the keywords of logistic models in the resources related to the field of telemedicine, and knowledge has an important place in the resources related to the field of telemedicine.
Conclusion: The results showed that the position of knowledge and knowledge management in the field of telemedicine, considering its little history, but the exponential growth during these years is very impressive, and since knowledge logistics models are related to the resources of this field, therefore It can be considered a new and practical concept in this field.