Inside DTA: December 2018

Our Year In Review

As we wrap up the year, we want to take a moment to thank each of you as Members and Advisors. We appreciate all of the time and effort you and your teams have invested in DTA this year. What began as a small alliance of DTx companies in January has grown over the year into a dynamic organization, representing a broad range of perspectives from across the industry.

In this message, we are taking a quick look back at what we’ve accomplished this past year.  We are also looking forward to the new year by:

  • Welcoming DTA’s newest member companies
  • Announcing our new Board members
  • Launching our Healthcare Provider Advisory Group
  • Providing a list of upcoming industry events in 2019

Foundational Year

DTA Members and Strategic Advisors collaborated throughout the year to bring definition to this quickly evolving industry. Collectively, we also began to establish frameworks that should enable meaningful growth of high quality, evidence-based digital therapeutics. Highlights include:

  • Defined a digital therapeutic
  • Mapped the DTx product landscape
  • Developed an industry taxonomy
  • Built support around DTA’s core principles
  • Engaged in the FDA’s and NHS’ regulatory oversight processes
  • Explored the development of DTx quality standards and product monographs
  • Hosted two in-person membership meetings
  • Co-hosted a Capitol Hill briefing and Policy Forum in Washington, DC
  • Launched DTA’s four core Work Groups


Over the past year, DTA developed partnerships and collaborations with aligned industry organizations in the United States, European Union, and United Kingdom:

  • U.S. Pharmacopeia
  • European Digital Therapeutics Partnership
  • NODE Health
  • PCHAlliance
  • Healthware International
  • AdvaMed
  • MedCity and DigitalHealth. London


Industry Presentations

As we reflect on the year, DTA members and staff took to the stage throughout 2018 to share our work with stakeholders from across the industry, including:

  • Digital Medicine and Medtech Conference (January)
  • FDA PreCert Program Public Hearing (February)
  • DTxDM West Coast Meeting (February)
  • PCMA Spring Meeting (February)
  • Digital Therapeutics in the NHS Summit (April)
  • USP – DTA Partnership Launch Summit (May)
  • TransCelerate NDE Roundtable (June)
  • DTA Capitol Hill Briefing (September)
  • DTA Policy Summit (October)
  • PerformRx PBM Summit (October)
  • Frontiers Health Conference (November)
  • Clinically Validated Digital Therapeutics Summit (December)
  • NODEHealth Digital Medicine Conference (December)

Welcoming New Members

Every few months this past year DTA has welcomed new members to DTA.

This month we are thrilled to welcome the following companies as DTA members:

We appreciate developing such a strong diversity of perspectives across our membership and we look forward to working with each of your teams in the coming year. Welcome aboard!

If you are interested in submitting your DTx company, health system, academic medical center, investment firm, or patient advocacy organization for membership consideration, please visit the DTA membership application.


DTA Board of Directors

The DTA Board of Directors has done a fantastic job both founding and leading the organization over this past year. Last month DTA hosted an election to add two new members to the board. We are therefore pleased to announce our newest Directors:

  • Peter Hames, Big Health
  • Joris van Dam, Novartis

They will be joining current board members:

  • Anand Iyer, WellDoc
  • Pierre Leurent, Voluntis
  • Eddie Martucci, Akili Interactive
  • David Van Sickle, Propeller Health
  • Alex Waldron, Pear Therapeutics

Both Peter and Joris will provide unique perspectives to our Board and we look forward to working with them in January!

Healthcare Provider Advisory Group

We are establishing a Healthcare Provider Advisory Group to encourage further engagement between DTA members and healthcare providers. This group will be comprised of 8-10 healthcare professionals who are actively engaged in patient care, healthcare management, health IT implementation, academia, or another area of the healthcare system.

2019 Calendar of Industry Events

Even though we do not sponsor our own public-facing industry event, DTA members and staff will have some degree of engagement in the following events:

Thank You!

On behalf of the DTA Board and staff, we truly appreciate the pivotal role you and your teams have played in DTA this year. Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to working alongside of you in the new year!

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