Better Health With Digital Therapeutics


Article Excerpt: Digital therapeutics can extend the reach of clinicians by nature of their ’round-the-clock availability and enable better communication between provider and patient… They also nudge people toward replacing harmful behaviors with a repertoire of good habits. “[These] are tools that can literally be with you in your pocket, like a clinician in your pocket 24/7,” says Lisa A. Marsch, Ph.D., director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Because they are accessible on demand, people who, say, struggle with drug addiction and feel at risk of relapse at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night can reach for the digital therapeutic on their phone to help them at that moment.

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Article Source: New Hampshire Magazine