Healthcare Goes Digital: Telemedicine vs. Prescription Medical Services

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Telemedicine and prescription medical services make healthcare more accessible. Though created with the same goal, they differ in usage in the treatment trajectory. 

Telemedicine involves real-time consultation, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment with a licensed physician through video calls, voice calls, or online chat. Patients can also receive prescriptions for oral medication. 

Prescription digital therapeutics, or Digital therapeutics, are FDA-approved software applications that provide medical aid to ease symptoms and encourage behavioral changes. These can be used anytime as they are mobile-based devices.

Telemedicine and Digital therapeutics provide a holistic medical plan unique to each patient, as physician advice and research are vital in developing medical software while using digital therapeutics gives doctors more information about a patient’s day-to-day experience.

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