Defining the digital therapeutics opportunity

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Once the stuff of science fiction, an emerging category of medicine is set to be increasingly influential in healthcare.

Digital therapeutics are taking their place alongside other exciting work in digital health that sees developments in areas from sensors and wearables to mobile health and telehealth to harness technology, augment and personalise healthcare and improve patient outcomes.

Within this environment, digital therapeutics form a unique subset of digital health, but are still a part of digital health, and as the sector matures, some vital work is being carried out to provide the strongest possible foundations for the category. At the forefront of this is the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, whose recent whitepaper provides a welcome shot of rigour to the sector. Here are four key takeaways from it.

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