February 25, 2021
The digital health ecosystem has swelled to encompass a broad range of products over the years.
On one end of the spectrum is software-as-medical-devices (SaMD) and prescription digital therapeutics, product categories for which a comprehensive regulatory strategy and engagement with the FDA are mandatory. On the other are wellness apps and other low-risk digital tools that likely spend more time...
December 16, 2020
A recent mathematical simulation model found that, compared to other insomnia interventions like group cognitive behavioral therapy or pharmacotherapy, digital CBT delivered via Big Health's Sleepio was more cost-effective due to lower expenditures.
The research was funded by Big Health, and conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of California, San Francisco, and the digital...
September 17, 2020
The increased adoption of virtual care technologies during the COVID-19 public health emergency is fairly well documented by this point, but a widespread embrace of health technologies is providing a similar upswell on individual niches within the digital health landscape.
One such group of beneficiaries are the companies working to develop, validate and distribute digital therapeutics. Speaking...
August 20, 2020
The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, such as Big Health’s Sleepio program, has been found to improve both sleep and mental health in individuals with insomnia and clinically significant depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research.
Sleepio is a digital sleep-improvement program that offers personalized treatment base on a user’s...
August 10, 2020
Dr. Charlotte Lee, U.K. Director of digital mental health company Big Health, started her professional life as a ballerina. For a time she even danced with the Royal Ballet in London. But when it came time to decide if she was going to pursue the route of prima ballerina, she decided that the path didn’t allow her to explore her scientific side, so she opted for medical school.
“I hoped that...
July 29, 2020
A new randomized control trial published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that participants using Big Health’s cognitive behavioral therapy app Daylight reduced symptoms of anxiety.
Researchers also found that participants using the app had a decrease in secondary symptoms such as worry and depressive symptoms.
“In this study, we found that Daylight helped participants...
July 29, 2020
This morning CVS Health announced that it is adding a handful of digital health apps to its Point Solution Management service, including Big Health’s Daylight, Vida Weight Loss +, Weight Watchers, Kurbo and Naturally Slim.
Weight loss and a healthy lifestyle appear to be at the center of the news, as all but mental health app Daylight have a focus on making healthy eating choices. However, the...
June 18, 2020
Big Health, maker of digital health apps targeting poor sleep, worry and anxiety, has announced a $39 million Series B raise.
Gilde Health and Morningside Ventures headlined the funding. Samsung NEXT also participated in the raise, as did prior backers Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Octopus Ventures.
WHAT THEY DO
Big Health's two major digital health products Sleepio and Daylight are digital...
February 3, 2020
Investment into mental health technology has boomed, reaching £580 million in 2019, according to a study by early stage investor Octopus Ventures.
The research, based on analysis of the latest Pitchbook data, shows an almost five-fold increase in mental health tech investment in the last six years, rising from £120 million in 2014.
Octopus says this trend is down to corporates increasingly...
September 20, 2019
London and San Francisco-based digital therapeutics company Big Health has tapped Sir Bruce Keogh, former medical director for NHS England, to join its Advisory Board in an effort to expand access to their products.
Sir Bruce stepped down after 10 years in the national role at the end of 2017 and took up a new position as chair of the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust....