Researchers aimed to test the feasibility of a DTx program for patients with cancer, as measured by engagement, retention, and acceptability. In addition, we explored the effects of the program on cancer-related QoL. The high retention, employment, and acceptability found in this study demonstrated that multidisciplinary DTx is feasible for patients with cancer.
Some doctors warn that smartwatches and other AFib-detecting wearable devices aren’t proven screening tools and say alerts for nonsevere cases can result in patient anxiety, costly testing, and unnecessary treatment. Here is a summary of an article from the WSJ.
Launching a new drug can cost well over $500 million. Is there a way to cut those costs using digital as the only channel? The short answer is; it depends on your audience and market.
Apple’s Health app gets new capabilities with iOS 16. The Health app adds Medications, allowing users to conveniently build and manage a medications list, create schedules and reminders, and track their medications, vitamins, or supplements. Will it matter?
Research has shown that 74% of all U.S. adults use the Internet, and 61% have looked for health or medical information on the Internet. Additionally, 49% have accessed a website that provides information about a specific medical condition or problem. Many people get health information from the Internet but are left on their own to determine if it’s credible. This is one area where pharma companies can restore trust and excel.
Quick Read: Amazon will dramatically expand its healthcare reach with its planned $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical, a primary care provider with 188 offices in 25 markets nationwide but are they making a strategic move or a mistake? Telehealth has a future, but one could argue that physicians need to see patients firsthand to diagnose and evaluate patients. We also have to ponder the number of people who need more tests and coordination of medical records between HCPs.
Digital pharmacies seem to be springing up everywhere. Allowing patients to order medications online and get delivery via Fed-Ex or the mail does offer time savings. Still, without a significant value (lower costs), they may not find an audience.
- The continued emphasis on digital health is overrated but digital health will become an integral part of total patient care.
- To become a vital part of patient care, digital health providers need to provide the medical community with studies that show their value to patient outcomes.
- The rapid advancement in the digital healthcare field brings many advantages and a few problems that shouldn’t be ignored.