Episode 23: Try a Prescription-Strength App—Talking digital therapeutics with Dr. Nayan Kalnad of Avegen
Doctors’ patient loads keep growing, and reinforcements are nowhere in sight. Could the solution be somewhere in cyberspace? Dr. Nayan Kalnad, CEO and co-founder of Avegen, talks with Justin about how digital therapeutics—healthcare software prescribed independently or alongside a drug—are helping overworked physicians focus on the patients who require face-to-face time while still supporting those with less critical needs through remote education, monitoring, and improved care coordination.
Justin and Dr. Kalnad take a look at the challenges facing digital therapeutics and healthcare technology more broadly: How can cutting-edge developers bring risk-averse prescribers and payors on board? Is the industry at a point of oversaturation with digital health tools? And why has technology brought down the unit cost of delivery in every sector aside from healthcare?
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