Big Health

By Laura Lovett 08:52 am 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...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm 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...
By Laura Lovett 11:18 am 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...
By Dave Muoio 11:04 am 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...
By Tammy Lovell 10:09 am 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...
By Leontina Postelnicu 02:00 am 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....
By Dave Muoio 03:12 pm 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...
By Jonah Comstock 03:43 pm 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,...
By Dave Muoio 10:48 am September 25, 2018
What happened 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...
By Laura Lovett 09:52 am 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...