'Digital therapeutics sits at the intersection of science, technology and design’
By Sanjay Govil on 15 November 2016
Infinite Computer Solutions, a provider of custom technology-based business process solutions, next-gen mobility solutions and product engineering services, shares his views on the growing trend of digital therapeutics, its potential to bring about a positive transformation in healthcare delivery and his company’s offerings in this space, with Lakshmipriya Nair
How has technology empowered stakeholders of healthcare?
IT has made significant contributions to the medical industry, and almost every area in healthcare – from medical tools to pharma development – has been touched by technology.
The major areas now transformed by technology are the service aspects of healthcare, encompassing the use of electronic medical records (EMR), tele-health services, mobile apps, mobility solutions in remote patient monitoring (RPM) and wearables. These technological advances will dominate the future of healthcare as they are changing the way that doctors and patients interact, with an increased focus on patient centered care.
The patients’ overall control of their own care has greatly improved. Patients are now able to monitor their health by using wearables to check their vitals, and mobile health (mHealth) systems offer more analysis of what the numbers might mean. In fact, The Economist recently estimated 2.5 billion people have at least one message app installed on their mobile devices, and according to Activate, that number is expected to grow to 3.6 billion within the next few years. Patients have more means to be proactive about their care.