Making the business case for digital health


The cost of digital health interventions has been seen as a barrier to scaling and sustaining programs. Similarly, the high cost of training health workers is a key cost for countries as they build the skills of their workforce. However, digital health can improve quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency of services and may provide significant cost savings. DAI will present on a costing model that was developed in 2014 to compare the cost of traditional training of CHWs in Nigeria to blended learning and resulted in a cost savings of up to 42% MCSP will explain how they built upon this model to strengthen the business case for mPowering Frontline Health Workers. The model was updated to include digital content management and creation, as well as maintenance and still showed cost savings of 20-40%. Makerere University will present how they used this model to make the business case for engaging in the OpenDeliver process, with plans to support the training of 15,000 healthworker.


Speakers include:

  • Steve Ollis, MCSP/JSI
  • Bobby Jefferson, DAI
  • Alice Liu, mPowering Frontline Health Workers
  • Allen Nsangi, Makerere University
  • Pamela Riley (MODERATOR), Abt Associates

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