App on prescription: How can the smartphone treat us?

The prescription app will be launched this year. Using an example, we will show how this should work.

The prescription app will be launched this year. Here the doctor can prescribe therapy using a smartphone. A few questions arise: How can prescription apps help patients? How do we check that they bring something?

Peter and Gina pursue these questions using the example of Tinnitracks, an app that is supposed to help against tinnitus. To this end, Gina spoke to a tinnitus sufferer who had tried the therapy, as well as to the developer. In addition, Dr. Johannes Bittner from the Bertelsmann Stiftung explains how the quality of such apps is currently being tested.

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Whether e-prescription, AI in the clinic or apps on prescription: Gina Steffens and Peter Glück want you to know about e-health. That's why Gina travels across Germany for you - to where digital health issues already play a role.

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To the hosts

Gina Steffens learned her trade at the German School of Journalism and has worked for Audible, Süddeutsche Zeitung, WDR and Deutschlandfunk, among others. She is now part of the podcast team at Spiegel.

As a journalist, Peter Glück has over 20 years of experience in making knowledge understandable and entertaining for everyone. He was an editor and presenter on various ARD stations and on private radio.

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