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Joe Kvedar: Trim healthcare costs with digital therapeutics

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Digital therapeutics have the potential to treat chronic conditions as effectively as certain pharmaceutical counterparts – and employers that deploy such programs can help fight the trend of rising healthcare costs by doing so. Joseph Kvedar and Alexander Fogel write in a Harvard Business Review article that consumer-grade platforms such as mobile devices, wearable sensors and artificial intelligence technologies delivered via web browsers or apps can help employers combat costly chronic diseases.  For example, a study examining the National Diabetes Prevention Program showed that mobile apps engaged patients interactively, leading to “transformative weight loss.” Diabetes affects 9.5 percent of the U.S. RELATED: Mobile support for diabetes program leads to ‘transformative’ weight loss Another area where digital therapeutics could take hold is to help people quit smoking.

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