Digital Therapy, Inc.  
Roger L. Gould MD dr.roger.gould@digitaltherapy.com





DIGITAL THERAPY'S TIME IS NOW!

State of the art digital therapy's time has come. Public health need is urgent. Individuals are desperate for effective therapy, but quality therapists are hard to find and prohibitively expensive.

NOW, Digital Therapy successfully and safely used in hospital and outpatient settings by 100,000 patients, demonstrates health outcomes comparable to or surpassing in-person therapy. Patients love using it. They experience therapeutic outcomes that they made happen, either with a therapist or on their own.

Health Systems benefit from low cost of program delivery, quality control and on-demand service.

How are DT and in-person therapy similar?

Both DT and therapists deliver the same therapeutic wisdom the patient needs to resolve their own unique life problem.The difference is not in the goal or the knowledge base of the therapy.

How is DT Different from in-person therapy?

The difference between talk therapy and digital therapy is the way DT "talks" with the patient.

  • In DT, therapeutic "talk" happens on the digital screen, through text and visuals, using a detailed program. In a step-by-step way, the patient clarifies their thinking and translates their feelings into words. Patients benefit from seeing their issues captured for them to review. Fleeting-fragmented thoughts are consolidated and transformed into useful problem-solving steps.
  • DT asks questions and offers alternative pathways. The patient's choices determine where their inquiry goes next.
  • DT feeds the patient's thinking and feelings back as an Interim Summary before the next step. The patient confirms, or modifies the summary to capture their unique, personal problem. DT then offers insights and alternative ways the patient might think differently and explore action steps.
  • The series of Interim Summaries provides the patient with objective clarity to build new insightful approaches to what is bothering them.

Example of interim summary and next steps.

Benefits of DT to the patient

  • DT is as effective as traditional therapy for 90% of outpatient cases, based on an independent study by Kaiser Permanente and UCLA.
  • DT is available on demand, at the patient's convenience.
  • DT helps the patient find solutions to the problems-in-living that are causing their symptoms.
  • DT helps the patient explore deeper issues of fear, guilt, anger and self-doubt that interfere with healthy personal agency.
  • The patient is in control, makes the decision to do the psychological work and take experimental steps that hone life skills to build self-confidence and enduring self-regard.
  • DT is relatively inexpensive, or cost free to the patient, either as part of a health plan or a low-cost self-help program.

Benefits of DT for mental health providers/systems:

For over 80 per cent of current patients with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress, the UCLA study shows you can deliver the therapeutic work of a $100 therapist session, for under $5.

DT can profoundly change:

  • Profitability
  • Delivery
  • Cost
  • Ease of access
  • Quality of care
  • Quality control

DIGITAL THERAPY: Science behind DT

  • Created by a pioneering team led by Roger Gould, MD. (Gould's CV).
  • Used safely by over a hundred thousand patients in hospitals and outpatient settings.
  • Studied independentlyby UCLA/Kaiser and reported in peer reviewed journals, DT used alone without a therapist was determined to be as effective as with an in-person therapist.
  • Studied by Managed Health Network, DT with a therapist outperformed traditional therapy by completing a case to patient satisfaction in less time and with better results.
  • DT was developed over decades through partnership contracts with major healthcare companies: CignaHealthPlan, Johnson and Johnson and IBM Watson.

THE FUTURE

  • DT is positioned to become a groundbreaking AI application that includes NLP and possibly NLU features.
  • Using the DT's proprietary authoring method, the already massive breadth of subject matter can be extended to cover more topics authored by other mental health specialists.
  • DT is composed of four major programs that already cover stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and personal development. We plan on producing a digital version of Dr. Gould's book "Transformation" which focuses on the age related adaptational changes required for optimal mental health. His scientific research was the basis for the hugely popular book "Passages" by Gail Sheehy, which spent three years on the NY Times bestseller list.

CONTACT TO FIND OUT MORE:

If you are interested in learning more, partnering with us, or acquiring the I.P. of DigitalTherapy, please contact Roger L. Gould MD, Founder and CEO of DIGITAL THERAPY, INC. dr.roger.gould@digitaltherapy.com