March 6, 2019
This morning New York-based startup AbleTo announced that it has acquired fellow virtual mental health startup Joyable for an undisclosed sum (though the company told CNBC the deal is in the tens of millions).
As part of the deal, AbleTo users will gain access Joyable’s mental health coaching app. According to a statement, the coach matches face-to-face therapy outcomes. In addition to the...
July 9, 2018
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) will launch a new wide-ranging app in December that allows all patients to book appointments, consult their medical records, and more, the government agency announced last week. Though many of the features are already available online, the new app will bring them together into one mobile access point.
"I want this innovation to mark the death-knell of the 8...
February 22, 2018
As opioid abuse continues to make impact in the US, more and more tech-driven answers to the drug crisis are springing up that aim to reduce patients’ reliance on prescription opioids. Just yesterday, behavioral health therapy app maker 2Morrow threw its hat into the ring with the announcement that its services now include a digital chronic pain management program.
Much like the company’s other...
May 24, 2017
While behavioral health and physical health have historically been thought of (and treated) as completely separate areas of care, the simple fact is there just aren’t as many healthcare professionals who specialize in the mind as there are who treat the body.
But nearly 70 percent of American adults who have a behavioral health condition also have a medical co-morbidity, which led the Bronx, New...
February 16, 2016
A cognitive behavioral therapy-based mobile app can be effective in treating depression symptoms, but is more effective in combination with an employee assistance program, according to a new study by Orcas of their MoodHacker app.
"To date, very few randomized clinical trials of mobile apps targeting depression and emotional well-being have been published in the peer-reviewed literature," Michael...
June 25, 2015
Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, which is developing a platform to identify people with behavioral health conditions, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round from Castlight Health.
Lyra Health previously received undisclosed seed funding from venture capital firm Venrock. Lyra's Chief Medical Officer Dena Bravata formerly served in the same role at Castlight Health.