Opinion: Evidence and Efficacy in the Era of Digital Care
- February 23, 2022
- 1 min read
- Suhas Gondi BA; Brian W. Powers MD MBA & William H. Shrank MD, MSHS
Digital care programs are an increasingly common, and potentially innovative, approach to help patients and their clinicians manage chronic disease. However, only by bringing to digital care the discipline and rigor applied to other areas of medical innovation will this potential be fully realized. A heightened focus on standards and accreditation would increase the volume and quality of evidence for digital care programs, supporting high-value investments by payers, competition among developers, and more informed decisions by patients and their physicians.