Digital Therapeutics

Understanding Digital Therapeutics and their Benefits

WHAT ARE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS?

  • A health discipline and treatment option that utilizes digital health technologies to treat a medical or psychological condition
  • The treatment relies on behavioral and lifestyle changes
  • Fitbit Health Solutions now offers a digital therapeutic solution through Fitbit Care

THE BENEFITS OF DIGITAL MEDICINE

  • Health data can be collected and analyzed as both a progress report and a preventative measure
  • Costs can be lower than traditional medicine
  • Provides monitoring, guidance, accountability and social support in between doctor visits
  • Can use data to take proactive steps before health issues become worse

DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS METHODOLOGY

  • Digital therapeutics can be used for a variety of conditions, including diabetes and hypertension.┬áThere isn’t a single digital therapeutics methodology, but it uses methods rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy to spur patients to make lifestyle changes
  • A common methodology is sending timely notifications designed to alter behavior
  • Digital therapeutics also uses self-reported data like diet or other lifestyle factors.

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