How medical device companies can benefit from digital therapeutics

Bill Betten

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With so many types of digital health solutions available, device developers could be wondering where the key distinctions lie and which will drive business value for their offerings. Digital Therapeutics (DTx), however, are one subset of digital health products that device developers should keep their eye on. According to the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), DTx delivers medical interventions using evidence-based, clinically evaluated software to treat a series of conditions. The most notable DTx to date have been software products only, but growing opportunities exist for medical device vendors to create DTx that combine a software element and a device.

These combination DTx offer traditional device-based companies the chance to further their capabilities in digital health and provide a more appealing, competitive product while retaining value a…

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