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....
June 12, 2019
Yesterday, CVS Health unveiled Vendor Benefit Management, a new service that will help CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients roll out and manage third-party health products.
As the service is applicable to both digital and non-digital health and wellness products, the company has decided to inaugurate its initiative by announcing Big Health — maker of the CBT-based sleep app...
February 6, 2019
Big Health, the London and San Francisco-based digital health app company behind CBT-based sleep app Sleepio, has released its second app, Daylight, which is focused on combating worry and anxiety. Like Sleepio, the app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy. It was developed by a group of creatives the company describes as "leading podcast producers, filmmakers, designers and animators,...
September 25, 2018
A new dual-arm randomized trial published this morning in JAMA Psychiatry found that use of Big Health’s Sleepio app as a digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) led to significant improvements in self-reported functional health, psychological wellbeing, and sleep-related quality of life among those with symptoms to insomnia.
The trial, which included 1,711 participants...
December 19, 2017
Today, digital medicine company Big Health announced a partnership with Castlight Health, a health navigation platform, to offer its first product: Sleepio, a digital sleep improvement program that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. The partnership will let Castlight’s clients offer Sleepio to their employees.
“Insomnia is a pervasive and chronic mental health condition,” Peter...
February 13, 2017
Big Health has hired Kelvin Kwong, former director of product management at Jawbone, to be its vice president of product management. Big Health is currently focused on the sleep space with its app Sleepio, so it makes sense to hire a Jawbone vet -- the tracker company invested quite a bit in sleep tracking before its recent pivot toward medical devices.
Big Heath also announced the hire on Dr....
July 29, 2016
During the month of July, MobiHealthNews reported on 16 digital health companies that raised venture funding. The deals total $149.3 million, which is lower on average when compared to other months this year so far but that's expected for the slower news cycle in the summer.
In the first half of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked funding for digital health companies that totaled $1.27 billion, as we...
July 27, 2016
Big Health, the UK digital health startup behind sleep health app Sleepio, has raised $12 million (9.5 million pounds) in a round led by Octopus Ventures. Kaiser Permanente Ventures also contributed to the round, as did Omada Health CEO Sean Duffy, returning investor Index Ventures, and JamJar Investments. The startup's app is not direct-to-consumer, Big Health sells its sleep health program and...
March 22, 2016
Boston Medical Center has added a mobile-enabled sleep tracking program from London-based company Big Health to its benefits package, according to Beta Boston.
Since launching the program in December, Beta Boston reports more than 1,000 of Boston Medical Center’s 5,800 employees, about 17 percent of its staff, have started to use the app. Boston Medical Center currently has a one-year contract...