Healthcare Goes Digital: Telemedicine vs. Prescription Medical Services


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.