Digital therapeutics are evidence-based therapeutic interventions that are driven by software. They aim to prevent, treat, or manage medical diseases or disorders using mobile devices, sensors, apps, virtual reality, and other tools.
Digital therapeutics usually involves patient-facing software. For example, some DTx systems can be used to help patients self-manage their symptoms, which is especially beneficial for those with chronic diseases. Not only does it allow a patient to play a more active role in their healthcare, but it also reduces the number of office visits they require.
Digital therapeutics may be used on their own, but they can also be combined with other treatments, such as in-person therapy or medical devices.