Digital Therapeutics: What Are They and Where Do They Fit in Pharmacy and Medical Benefits?
Participants discussed how digital therapeutics with web and designed based applications are emerging as a means to treat conditions by engaging people to improve health and wellness. In some cases, these therapeutics are preventive to stop a disease or improve outcomes in certain chronic conditions including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Other areas for digital therapeutics have emerged for birth control and to manage opioid addiction. They typically focus on ways to modify a person’s environment or behavior to increase patient engagement, improve adherence to medications and possibly reduce hospitalizations or prevent other expensive health interventions. But where do these fit in terms of a pharmacy or a medical benefit for insurance coverage? in the Forum participants considered important emerging issues and provided recommendations to inform this growing area.
- Forum Program
- Press Release
- Executive Summary - to come
- Forum Proceedings - available Winter 2019
- Forum Webinar - scheduled for March 12, 2020