Wellness apps offer promises, Digital Therapeutics provides results, it’s time for Insurers to chose

Digital Wellness Vs Digital Therapeutics

Chronic diseases have long been an insurer’s Achilles heel The prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular conditions is on the rise worldwide. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of diabetics that stood at 84 million in 1995, will witness a 2.5 times increase to 228 million in the developing countries

Role of Digital Therapeutics(DTx) in Reforming the Insurance Industry

Digital Therapeutics and Insurance

The rising cost of chronic conditions due to an increase in ageing population and changing
lifestyle is creating monumental pressure on health and life insurers worldwide. Almost two-
thirds of the insurer’s premium gets spent on treatment related to chronic conditions such as
diabetes; conditions that are preventable or can be managed well by lifestyle modification
like diet, exercise and weight-loss!

Adapting to Digital PSPs – The need of the hour!

With technological interventions in today’s time, ease and efficiency have
been two of the most important aspects of our everyday life. Considering the drawbacks of
traditional Patient Support Programs (PSPs), pharmaceutical companies and healthcare
providers are working towards offering a holistic and effective approach using the internet and
digital mediums. Research and surveys have shown positive outcomes as patients respond well
when approached regularly during their care and this has shown that digital programs have the
potential benefits.

Medication adherence: hitting the bull’s eye digitally!

The reasons for poor adherence are multifactorial (patient, physician, disease and health-system related); hence the measures to improve adherence need to be multi-pronged as well! Bringing the patient into focus and enabling them to take informed daily decisions that affect adherence- this sums up effective continuous and holistic patient engagement. A great way to do this digitally: with the Wellthy app!