Cost-effectiveness of digital wound care education in a healthcare organization

Anna Maria Hiltunen*, Riikka Laurila, Katariina Silander, Timo Kuosmanen

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Advantages of digitalization are understood, but implementation to healthcare is slow. Cost savings and quality improvements are needed in healthcare. Continuous education of healthcare professionals is essential for quality, and digital education (DE) enables that cost-efficiently. The aim was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a DE for wound care by comparing it to lecture education (LE). DE enabled a slightly better learning outcome than LE. However, combination resulted in superior outcome. DE provided best cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS PRESS
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Congress on Medical and Health Informatics - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceWorld Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleMEDINFO


  • Continuing
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Education
  • Information Science


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