behavioral health

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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...
By Dave Muoio 04:16 pm August 25, 2020
Less than half a year after closing a $75 million raise, digital behavioral health benefits platform Lyra Health has wrapped up another $110 million in Series D funding, the company announced today. The new round was led by Addition, and brought on Adams Street Partners alongside a slew of returning backers: Casdin Capital, Glynn Capital, Greylock, IVP, Meritech Capital Partners, Providence...
By Isobel Rosenthal and Sofia Noori 10:37 am August 14, 2020
About the authors: Isobel Rosenthal (@isobelrosenthal) is a psychiatry resident at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. Rosenthal was the 2019 winner of American Psychiatric Association Innovation Prize, and is a cohost of the podcast Well Rounded. Sofia Noori (@sofianoori) is the chief resident of digital psychiatry at Yale Department of...
By Dave Muoio 02:24 pm August 6, 2020
Ginger, the San Francisco-based behavioral health startup formerly known as Ginger.io, announced today a $50 million Series D funding round. Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners headed the raise, which also saw participation from Cigna Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and LinkedIn Executive Chairman Jeff Weiner. With this, the company said it has raised more than $120...
By Dave Muoio 01:55 pm July 23, 2020
Consumer wellness and telehealth company Hims could be the next to throw its hat into the public markets. According to a report from Reuters, the startup is weighing a potential sale to an unnamed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) – a "blank-check company" that uses the proceeds of an IPO to acquire or merge another business. The deal would value Hims at over $1 billion, Reuters' sources...
By Dave Muoio 03:02 pm July 22, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with the timing and size of the pilot. Scottsdale, Arizona-based Magellan Health announced today that it has launched a pilot of Boston Children's Hospital spin-out Neuromotion Labs' Mightier, a biofeedback video game platform designed to help children regulate their emotions. Since June 22, the managed care company has begun supplying members with...
By Stephanie Nieman 10:56 am July 10, 2020
About the author: Stephanie Nieman is a principal at SJF Ventures based in Durham, N.C. SJF Ventures is a venture capital fund investing in high-growth, positive-impact companies across the U.S. and an active healthcare investor. The current COVID-19 pandemic and resulting need for schools and universities to close, and for families to socially distance and practice remote learning, have only...
By Dave Muoio 02:41 pm June 12, 2020
As per a new SEC filing, mindfulness and meditation app Headspace has built on February's Series C raise with an additional $47.7 million in funding, bringing the round's equity total to $100.7 million. The company told CrunchBase News, which first spotted the filing, that all of the company's lead investors from its prior rounds took part. WHAT THEY DO Santa Monica-based Headspace’s best known...
By Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2020
Following up on our episode from a few weeks ago, host Jonah Comstock sits down (virtually of course) with Dr. Gustavo Kinrys, medical director and vice president of mental health services at Teladoc Health to discuss findings from a recent survey on COVID-19 and behavioral health, as well as his own experiences seeing patients via telehealth during the pandemic.   Here's a release from Teladoc...