June 29, 2016
Apple has hired Dr. Stephen Friend, the president and co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, to work on health-related projects. Sage promoted Lara Mangravite as its new president, and Friend will become chairman of the board. Sage helped Apple build out its ResearchKit framework and powered many of the early ResearchKit studies. Prior to Sage, Friend spent close to a decade at Merck as a senior...
March 9, 2016
A diabetes-focused behavioral health remote visits program can help participants who complete it to lower their levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, while increasing their frequency of glucose self-testing, according to a retrospective study of 466 people published in Telemedicine and eHealth.
The study was conducted by AbilTo, which offers a remote visits behavior health service. The...
November 9, 2015
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has announced that it has tapped AbilTo to offer members the option to participate in therapy sessions via phone or video after they've experienced a cardiac event. Beginning this month, the offering will be available to certain commercial employer groups, including the Federal Employee Program (FEP).
This partnership comes just a few months after ...
June 9, 2015
New York-based behavioral health startup AbilTo has raised $12 million in third round funding led by HLM Venture Partners. Existing investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sandbox Industries all contributed to the round as well. Yumin Choi, a partner at HLM, will join AbilTo's board.
AbilTo is focused on identifying and remotely treating mental health co-morbidities...
March 18, 2014
Remote behavioral intervention startup AbilTo has raised $6 million in a second round of funding led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries. Also contributing to the round was .406 Ventures, which led a $3 million round for the company last year.
AbilTo is focused on identifying and remotely treating mental health comorbidities that can negatively affect recovery from...