mental health

By Dave Muoio 10:30 am November 17, 2020
It's little exaggeration to say that the college experience of 2020 is unrecognizable from that of years past. With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to dissipate, many students are earning their credits through their computers. Those who are attending classes on campus are navigating social distancing requirements and frequent testing protocols. All of this comes with the normal stressors young...
Taliaz PREDICTIX, digital mental health,

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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...
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By Dave Muoio 03:20 pm November 5, 2020
Koa Health, a digital mental health company spun out of global telecoms company Telefonica, and previously known as Alpha Health, has raised $16.5 million (€14.1) in Series A funding, led by Ancora Finance Group and Wellington Partners. The raise coincides with Koa's launch as an independent company, with Telefonica remaining as a shareholder, customer and partner. WHAT IT DOES Koa Health offers...
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By Dave Muoio 03:14 pm October 28, 2020
This month saw the annual release of Epstein Becker Green's Telemental Health Laws Survey, a state-by-state review of behavioral telehealth legislation, regulation and policies. Available in full as a free Android and iOS app, this year's breakdown includes regulation information for Puerto Rico, alongside the 50 states and Washington, D.C. WHY IT MATTERS Outside of compiling state-specific...
Funding, Psyomics, mental health

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By Sophie Porter 02:51 am October 27, 2020
Psyomics, a mental healthtech spin-out from Cambridge University, has closed a funding round of £1.5million to bring their mental health assessment and diagnosis platform, Censeo, to market in the UK. Built on 20 years of clinical research and psychological experience, Censeo has been developed to mirror the face-to-face psychiatric assessment process, utilising smart algorithms to guide users...
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,”...
PainChek, COVID-19, testing centre

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By Sara Mageit 04:44 am October 23, 2020
PAINCHEK ANNOUNCES CARE HOME CAMPAIGN Responding to the NHSX pledge to give 11,000 iPads to UK care homes, AI-powered pain assessment company, PainChek, has announced a one-off campaign to help UK care homes benefit from its technology. PainChek is offering all UK care homes a one-off unique voucher of up to £500 to cover the cost of product training for their staff so they can use the PainChek...
By Dean Koh 03:01 am October 20, 2020
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere announced it has launched an online mental health video consultation service. This is in addition to a suite of other tele-health services including GP consultation, lactation consultancy, and an in-app Marketplace with a range of wellness products and services, including booking appointments for home-based healthcare services. WHAT'S IT...
By Dave Muoio 04:16 pm August 25, 2020
Less than half a year after closing a $75 million raise, digital behavioral health benefits platform Lyra Health has wrapped up another $110 million in Series D funding, the company announced today. The new round was led by Addition, and brought on Adams Street Partners alongside a slew of returning backers: Casdin Capital, Glynn Capital, Greylock, IVP, Meritech Capital Partners, Providence...
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...