According to the DTx Alliance, digital therapeutics or DTx; "deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions that are driven by high quality software programs to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease."
Digital therapeutics use digital implements to optimise patient care and health outcomes;
- Mobile devices
- Virtual reality
- Internet of Medical Things
- Other tools
In the context of diabetes, digital therapeutics are used to support patients in self-management thereby improving their quality of life and other clinical endpoints.