digital mental health

digital mental health

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By  Sara Mageit 06:43 am April 7, 2021
Digital mental health platform SilverCloud Health, with headquarters in Boston, Dublin and London is making its services available to users nationwide through Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE). In 2018, the company partnered with the HSE on a pilot programme to offer online psychological tools for depression and anxiety to primary care psychological services and now plans to expand these...
This latest funding announcement comes off the heels of a massive funding year for Lyra Health.
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am January 28, 2021
The digital behavioral-health-benefits platform Lyra Health announced today the closing of its Series E funding round worth $187 million. The additional funds bring its total amount raised to more than $480 million and the company valuation to approximately $2.3 billion, according to a Lyra spokesperson. The round was led by Addition and had participation from new investors Durable Capital...
By  Dean Koh 09:07 pm January 13, 2021
Singapore-based data science and healthcare technology company Holmusk has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore’s National Healthcare Group (NHG) and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), to jointly develop innovative solutions for mental healthcare. WHAT’S IT ABOUT The MoU outlines a shared vision to use digital technology, data and predictive analytics to help improve the...
By  Laura Lovett 01:59 pm January 8, 2021
In 2020 health tech finally had its day in the spotlight and made it into nearly every provider organization due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, as more and more Americans are vaccinated, some of that brick-and-mortar care will return.  Regardless, it's clear to see that digital health is here to stay. MobiHealthNews did our best to look into the crystal ball and made five predictions about...
By  Laura Lovett 03:09 pm November 17, 2020
Over the last decade, digital mental health has come into the spotlight, raising large amounts of venture backing, gaining interest from policymakers and seeing wider adoption. However, unclear efficacy standards, poor engagement and user trust have been obstacles that the community has often faced, according to panelists at WISH 2020 this morning.  “I’ll start by just saying that one of the main...
Taliaz PREDICTIX, digital mental health,

Credit: Taliaz PREDICTIX software

By  Sara Mageit 04:42 am November 10, 2020
Israel-based mental health startup, Taliaz has been awarded €2.3 million ($2.7 million) funding from the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 programme. Taliaz uses AI and data science for its mental health treatment management and decision-support platform, PREDICTIX. WHY IT MATTERS Today, more than 84 million people suffer from mental health disorders in Europe. According to The Lancet Infectious...
By  Laura Lovett 02:40 pm October 23, 2020
Solomé Tibebu has been involved in the digital mental health space since she was 16. Her journey was prompted by necessity. As a teenager she struggled with anxiety and OCD, but in 2006 there were fewer resources.  “My dad being Ethiopian, and my mom being Polish, and immigrating here they didn’t even have a phrase for OCD in either of their languages, and no connections to local resources,”...
By  Laura Lovett 02:45 pm October 7, 2020
Digital mental health company Cerebral announced that it closed its Series A funding round with $35 million. The investment was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Westcap, Liquid 2 Ventures, Gaingels, Air Angels and other unnamed investors.  WHAT IT DOES Cerebral is a membership service that offers clients telehealth visits with a provider and monthly chats with a care counselor. After a...
By  Laura Lovett 02:34 pm August 27, 2020
New research has emerged that a digital mental health program may help patients decrease anxiety and depression.  The study, published yesterday morning in JMIR, gave patients with moderate to severe depression the Vida Health app, which used cognitive behavioral therapy and one-on-one therapist counseling. Scientists saw the rates of anxiety and depression decrease during the program and stay...
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...