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DiGA: App on prescription

03.05.2021

Medical apps – keeping things safe and effective!

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Most apps that have been admitted as DiGA until now support the therapy of psychological disorders.

Products and exhibitors around medical apps

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A model for other health care systems?

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DiGAs support eh control of one's own health and an improvement in the self-management of chronic diseases. Unlike many other medical apps, their use and safety have been certified.

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