Evidence-based digital health care (DigiHealth-EBHC)

The research group is researching and developing innovations of digital wellbeing, person-center and restorative care, management and education to improve the engagement and sustainability in evidence-based digital health care.

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Research group description

The group collaborates, among the first Finnish University in the field of nursing science, with The Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Centre of Excellence. The group also collaborates closely with the Nursing Research Foundation in Finland (HOTUS).

Research focus on :

  • Evidence-based digital care paths to support the patient’s self-care and adherence to the treatment
  • Evidence-based digital health coaching/counseling to support the patient’s health and citizens’ digital wellbeing
  • Evidence-based digital restorative care to support the ability to function among older adults
  • Educational enhancement of staff’s and patients’ evidence-based health care and digital competence
  • Evidence-based and knowledge-based leadership and management in digital services to enhance the higher quality of person-centered care and staff wellbeing

Research groups

This research group connects all research groups of the Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management. The research group is lead by Prof. Maria Kääriäinen. The group includes professors, associate professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates and master students.

Societal impact

We generate and synthesize evidence for the key knowledge needs of health care and social services, its education and management nationally and internationally:

  • systematic reviews with JBI
  • evidence tip in collaboration with HOTUS
  • national nursing recommendations in collaboration with HOTUS

We promote the evidence implementation of the digital health for citizens’ wellbeing and person-center and restorative care in co-operation with the health care and social services, companies and education systems:

  • evaluation of processes and outcomes in health care and social services, management and education
  • assessment of competence in evidence-based health care (EBHC)

We transfer evidence by producing future experts of EBHC and digital health care:

  • EBCH and digital health in Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree education
  • JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review education in co-operation with The Finnish Centre for EBHC
  • Continuing education in co-operation with the Nursing Research Foundation (HOTUS)
  • Active and manifold dissemination of evidence