behavioral health

Product shots of the Mantra Health app

Image courtesy of Mantra Health

By  Dave Muoio 11:11 am April 1, 2021
Mantra Health, a startup providing virtual mental healthcare services to higher education, has closed a $2 million extension to the $3.2 million in seed funding it disclosed late last year, MobiHealthNews has learned. The startup's newest backers include Canaan Partners, City Light Capital and Baleon Capital, as well as Aligned Telehealth founder Dr. Nitin Nanda as a strategic angel investor....
Happify Health's health and wellness app

Image courtesy of Happify Health

By  Dave Muoio 11:40 am March 17, 2021
Happify Health, a platform for mental health and disease management programs, has brought in $73 million in funding as part of a new Series D and other "related financing." Deerfield Management Company headed the investments, which also included funds from Omega Capital Partners, ION Crossover Partners and other prior backers. WHAT IT DOES Founded in 2012, Happify is best known for digital...
In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

In-ap shots of Instagram's eating disorder resources.

By  Dave Muoio 12:56 pm February 23, 2021
Yesterday TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest each announced collaborations with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) that are focused on highlighting body positivity and surfacing eating disorder support services to their users. Timed with the start of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, all three social media networks described new systems in which users who either search for or...
By  Dave Muoio 01:32 pm February 17, 2021
App-based primary care provider 98point6 today announced a new integrated behavioral health offering for its employer, health plan and health system clientele. Founded in 2015, the company's app-based platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to conduct a text-based conversation with users, allowing it to build up a patient profile before matching them to a clinician for virtual...
A product image of the Onduo app
By  Dave Muoio 09:00 am February 2, 2021
Onduo Health, the virtual diabetes coaching program backed by Verily (and to a lesser extent Sanofi), announced this morning that it is expanding its platform beyond Type 2 diabetes to include several other conditions frequent among its populations. Multi-condition services focused on hypertension, pre-diabetes, weight loss and mental wellbeing – as well as underlying coaching support for dieting...
Dollar bills rolled into tubes
By  Dave Muoio 05:10 pm December 9, 2020
Blueprint, a Chicago-based startup building patient data collection software for mental health clinicians, has announced a $3.4 million seed funding round, bringing its lifetime raise to $4.7. Bonfire Ventures led the latest investment, which also included Lightbank and other unnamed angel investors. WHAT IT DOES Blueprint (not to be confused with the healthcare IT accelerator Blueprint Health)...
By  Dave Muoio 10:30 am November 17, 2020
It's little exaggeration to say that the college experience of 2020 is unrecognizable from that of years past. With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to dissipate, many students are earning their credits through their computers. Those who are attending classes on campus are navigating social distancing requirements and frequent testing protocols. All of this comes with the normal stressors young...
The company hopes to reach new and existing customers with the addition of LifeDojo’s digital tools that can lead to better health outcomes and lower associated costs.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:28 am November 3, 2020
Behavioral health prediction and care pathway recommendation company Ontrak has acquired LifeDojo, a behavioral health-change platform for employers. LifeDojo’s platform takes a member-centric approach to behavior change to improve health outcomes. It combines personalized coaching with mobile applications to help employees form healthy habits like getting more sleep, being active, healthy eating...
A provider conducts a telemedicine visit through a laptop
By  Dave Muoio 03:14 pm October 28, 2020
This month saw the annual release of Epstein Becker Green's Telemental Health Laws Survey, a state-by-state review of behavioral telehealth legislation, regulation and policies. Available in full as a free Android and iOS app, this year's breakdown includes regulation information for Puerto Rico, alongside the 50 states and Washington, D.C. WHY IT MATTERS Outside of compiling state-specific...
By  Dave Muoio 02:38 pm September 29, 2020
New data suggest that an Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) intervention not only remained effective after 12 months among adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but seemed to have an even greater impact on their symptoms with time. Published last week in npj digital medicine, the analysis updated a previously reported three-month study with one-year data from the...