From FDA clearance to the impact on benefit plan design

Authors: Dino Conti Eric McKinley


Telemedicine gained traction during the height of the pandemic, but it also set a precedence for the future of medicine. With the emergence of prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs), patients can use software that leverages technological advancements to address gaps in care — thus supporting safer and more clinically effective methods to prevent, manage and treat diseases across multiple therapeutic classes.

Of the 90,000 new digital health apps released in 2020, a subset of them is considered digital therapeutics. A smaller subset — ones that are prescription only — is considered prescription digital therapeutics.

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