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,...
May 4, 2020
Singapore-based mobile technology company MindFi has partnered with Labour Movement's Healthcare Academy to offer healthcare workers free access to MindFi's popular mindfulness mobile app. Dubbed 'Mindcare', this social impact initiative looks to benefit more than 90,000 public and community healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, community caregivers and first...
April 24, 2020
Oxford VR’s automated virtual reality therapy has been featured in the latest NHSX Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) blueprint details.
Its programme has been integrated into NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services since April last year.
The firm, which is a spinout from Oxford University’s department of psychiatry, played an instrumental role in creating the NHSX GDE...
April 9, 2020
Digital behavioral-health company SilverCloud raked in an additional $16 million in Series B funding. MemorialCare Innovation Fund led the round with participation from LRVHealth, OSF Ventures and UnityPoint Health Ventures.
This news comes roughly three years after its $8.1 million raise led by B Capital Group.
WHAT THEY DO
This Boston-headquartered company got its start in Ireland. It was...
March 5, 2020
Yesterday morning, Ginger announced that it acquired fellow digital mental-wellness company LiveBetter's technology assets.
LiveBetter has focused on bringing virtual mental health tools to smartphone users for free. Meanwhile Ginger focuses on providing digital mental health services including behavior-health coaching, video therapy, tele-psychiatry visits and other self-guided content. It...
The Division of Digital Psychiatry team at Beth Israel.
January 31, 2020
Walking down the halls of the research wing at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, it’s hard to miss the bright orange biohazard warnings on the door of nearly every lab — except one. Formed in 2018, the Division of Digital Psychiatry is focused on technology’s role in improving mental health care.
Led by Dr. John Torous, the division’s first digital tool, dubbed mindLamp, is focused on examining "...
January 16, 2020
Yesterday morning mental health-focused startup Modern Health announced that it scored $31 in Series B funding. Veteran digital health investors Founders Fund and John Doerr led the round, with participation from Kleiner Perkins and Afore Capital.
The company said this latest infusion of cash brings its total capital raise to $42 million.
WHAT THEY DO
The San Francisco-based startup works with...