Real World Evidence -The Challenges for Digital Health

  The gold standard for clinical trials is a randomized controlled trial design (RCT)- here, control and treatment groups are compared while all else is held equal to determine if…

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Defining Value in Mental Health Apps- Are There Viable Payment Models?

Digital therapeutics are nascent in the digital health landscape. App companies, consumers, employers, and health systems are all in the mix for payment of the services the apps provide. Looking…

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When Depression Lingers- Is There an App for That?

  In past blogs, I have written about the value of digital mental health in helping alleviate the burden of depression and anxiety via mindfulness meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy.…

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Insomnia in Pregnancy- Can Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help?

One is seven women may struggle to get a good night's sleep during pregnancy, while many visits and milestones are tracked during the nine months of pregnancy, medications are only…

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Clinical Value of Digital Health- Considerations and Future Directions

  The good news is the rate of publications in digital health has increased steadily in the past three years, this adds to our broad understanding of where digital health…

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Exercise and Brain Health – Moving Forward Together

  A large body of published literature points to the importance of exercise for overall health. Data on the reduction of cardiovascular risk suggests that moving from a sedentary lifestyle…

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Digital Health in 2020 Trends and Wishlists

  The last decade saw tremendous development in digital health. With the growing penetration of smartphone ownership globally, having tools at your fingertips to support health and wellness is commonplace.…

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What Aspects of Digital Mental Health Apps Provide Benefit?

  Digital Mental Health apps hold great promise to meet the growing demand for support to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety globally. The newer realm of digital therapeutics…

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Drop Out Rates for Apps- The Right Metric to Track?

A recent annual report from Liftoff cites a 3.6% 30-day retention rate in health and fitness apps and suggests app companies are more focused on acquiring new users over retaining…

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