With the potential they’ve already shown, digital therapeutics can become a legitimate tool in the battle against chronic diseases. The challenge, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, will come in getting them into the mainstream.
When it comes to preferred communication channels, the evolution was a quick one. Physician adoption of mobile health will take longer, but there are interesting parallels, says Dr. Joe Kvedar of Connected Health.
Concerns about digital tools negatively impacting the physician-patient relationship linger, and it’s understandable, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. But if implemented the right way, technology can increase both access and convenience.
Over the years, Dr. Joseph Kvedar has seen many predictions come to fruition, but even he didn’t foresee a retail pharmacy chain and a payer breaking new ground in leveraging wearables to improve outcomes.
Chronic diseases place a tremendous burden on patients and providers, but it’s one that can be eased with the right combination of technology and medicine, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar.