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...
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...
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...
Credit: Taliaz PREDICTIX software
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...
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,”...
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...
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...
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...
May 22, 2020
This morning digital mental health platform Mindstrong scored a whopping $100 million in Series C funding.
While Mindstrong has a history of solid funding rounds, this amount will more than double its total funding. In 2017 it got its first $14 million cash infusion. That was followed by a $15 million Series B funding round in June of 2018, which got a $31 million add-on in January of 2019,...
May 13, 2020
Digital mental health company Meru Health announced that it scored $8.1 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group, Slack, Bold Capital, and Y Combinator led the funding round. This comes about a year after the company landed $4.2 million in seed funding.
Yesterday Meru Health also announced the results of its study, which was done with Harvard Medical School and Rutgers University researchers,...