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Category: behavioral health

  • Talkiatry Lands $37M to Expand In-Network Psychiatric Care

    What You Should Know: – Talkiatry, a leading provider of in-network psychiatric care raised an additional $17M from Left Lane Capital, which totals their current funding to $37M in Series A funding. The completion of this round will support Talkiatry in responsibly scaling mental health services across the United States with national insurance contracts. – The […]

  • Digital Mental Health Clinic Mantra Health Secures $22M to Support University Students

    What You Should Know: – Mantra Health, the preeminent digital mental health clinic focused on young adults, today announced a $22 million Series A investment, led by VMG Partners. The round includes new investors New Market Venture Partners, Elements Health Ventures, 14W, and Alumni Ventures. Returning investors included Canaan Partners, Global Founders Capital, Baleon Capital, […]

  • Headspace Acquires AI Mental Health Startup Sayana

    What You Should Know: – Headspace Health, today announced the acquisition of Sayana, an AI-driven mental health and wellness company. With this acquisition, Headspace Health is expanding its ability to provide highly-personalized mental health care and content to its millions of users in 190+ countries.  – The acquisition comes approx. 6 months after the $3B […]

  • Little Otter Raises $22M to Expand Pediatric Mental Health Platform

    Dr. Helen Egger & Rebecca Egger, Little Otter Founders What You Should Know: – Little Otter today announced a $22 million Series A raise – one of the largest rounds for a children’s mental health company at this stage – led by CRV. – The mental health startup provides a full umbrella of services to […]

  • Predictions for behavioral health in 2022 and beyond

    There will be more pilots and programs of value-based reimbursement contracts between payers and providers. The traditional fee-for-service model won’t disappear for years to come, but there will be thoughtful pilots of reimbursement programs that reward providers for quality of care and clinical outcomes.

  • UpLift Raises $8M to Integrate Psychiatry with Mental Healthcare Delivery Platform

    What You Should Know: – UpLift, a vertically integrated mental healthcare delivery platform raises $8M in secondary funding which they plan to allocate to expand their hybrid model services to include psychiatric treatments in an effort to close the behavioral healthcare gap and optimize the appropriate plan of care. UpLift, the first vertically integrated mental […]

  • aptihealth Raises $50M to Scale Behavioral Health Platform

    What You Should Know: – aptihealth raises $50 million in Series B funding to scale higher acuity behavioral healthcare services. – New capital from world-class syndicate will accelerate the growth and expansion of aptihealth’s tech-driven, novel care model for outcomes-based behavioral healthcare. aptihealth, a Boston, MA-based tech-driven behavioral health provider built to transform higher acuity […]

  • Key Ingredient to Improving Outcomes in Behavioral Health: Measurement-Based Care

    Jason Washburn, Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The burden of mental disorders is well known. Mental disorders are common, resulting in significant disability as well as contributing to — and complicating — chronic health conditions. Most mental disorders are untreated, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only further highlighted significant disparities in access to […]

  • Blue Shield of CA Adds Headspace App to Wellvolution Program to Improve Mental Wellbeing

    What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of California announced that mindfulness and meditation app Headspace is now available to its members through the nonprofit health plan’s Wellvolution program. – Headspace offers hundreds of tools and more than 1,000 exercises to reduce stress and improve one’s mental wellbeing. The app joins the extensive resources offered […]

  • Genetika+ Raises $10M for Personalized Medicine for Psychiatry Solution

    Genetika+ Co-Founders Talia Cohen-Solal, Ph.D., and Daphna Laifenfeld, Ph.D What You Should Know:  – Genetika+, a female-founded startup focused on developing personalized medicine for psychiatry conditions, that the company has closed a $10 million Series A round led by GreyBird Ventures with participation from Meron Capital, Jumpspeed Ventures, Sapir Venture Partners, Howard Morgan Chairman of […]

  • Behavioral health startup Spring Health valued at $2B 

    The company, which offers mental health solutions for employers and health plans, recently closed a $190 million series C round, that included both equity and debt. It also brought on Guardian Life as a strategic investor.

  • Ginger Adds Spanish to On-Demand Mental Healthcare Offering

    What You Should Know: – Ginger, a provider of on-demand mental healthcare, today announced Spanish language capabilities of Ginger’s entire on-demand mental health offering. The added capabilities aligns perfectly with the company’s recent decision to commence supporting those members utilizing Medicaid (starting in certain markets). Ginger members who prefer to receive care in Spanish will […]

  • Eleos Health Raises $6M to Expand VoiceAI-Powered Behavioral Health

    What You Should Know: – Eleos Health, a digital health startup transforming behavioral healthcare with voice-based AI insights, today announced the close of $6M in seed funding to develop and launch their new category of automated health tech solutions that accelerate clinicians’ decision making led by aMoon Fund with participation from lool ventures, who led […]

  • Ellipsis Health Secures $26M to Power AI-Powered Voice Biomarker for Mental Health

    What You Should Know: – Ellipsis Health, a San Francisco-based pioneer of the first voice vital sign to quantify and manage depression and anxiety at scale has raised $26M in Series A funding led by SJF Ventures with participation from several investors. The Series A investment round brings Ellipsis Health’s total funding to $31 million. […]

  • Ginger and Headspace Merge to Form Headspace Health to Support Mental Health

    What You Should Know: –Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, and Ginger, a leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. – The combined entity, Headspace Health, will provide the full spectrum of proven, effective virtual support – from mindfulness and meditation to text-based behavioral […]

  • K Health Acquires Mental Health App Trusst for On-Demand Text-Based Therapy

    What You Should Know: – KHealth, a data-driven virtual primary care platform providing affordable, personalized healthcare to millions of adults and children, today announced its acquisition of Trusst, the mental health app connecting people and providers for on-demand text-based therapy. Financial terms of deal were not disclosed. – Trusst has built a proprietary, simulated way […]

  • Connections Health Solutions Secures $30M to Expand Behavioral Health Crisis Services Model

    What You Should Know: – Connections Health Solutions, a Phoenix, AZ-based provider of immediate-access behavioral health crisis stabilization, has raised $30 million in a growth financing led by Heritage Group, a leading healthcare-focused private equity firm. – The partnership will fuel national expansion of Connections Health Solutions’ leading behavioral health crisis services model. Rising Demand […]

  • SonderMind Raises $150M to Expand Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Platform

    What You Should Know: – SonderMind Inc., a Denver, CO-based provider in improving mental health clinical outcomes and making behavioral health more accessible to all Americans, today announced it has raised $150M in Series C financing co-led by new investors Drive Capital and Premji Invest, with participation from General Catalyst, Partners Group, Smash Ventures, Kickstart, and […]

  • SUD: Can Digital Health Solutions Remove Stigmas Around Addiction?

    Nicholas Mercadante, CEO & Co-Founder PursueCare We can safely take for granted that a doctor treating your back pain isn’t going to determine the course of care based on whether she thinks you’ll fully commit to getting better. She isn’t likely to start treatment with a contract stating that the only way to stay in […]

  • Brightline Secures $72M to Expand Pediatric Behavioral Health Solution Nationally

    What You Should Know: – Brightline, a virtual pediatric behavioral health solution announces, today announced it has raised $72M in Series B funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investors Optum Ventures, 7wireVentures, and Gaingels, the leading venture investment syndicate in support of diversity and representing the LGBTQ community and allies. […]

  • MAP Health Management Acquires Behavioral Health Provider CARMAhealth – M&A

    What You Should Know: –  MAP Health Management, LLC., a provider of virtual peer support services announced the acquisition of CARMAhealth (CARMA), a primary care and behavioral health management service organization to expand its capabilities to virtual and in-person primary medical and behavioral healthcare. – The acquisition will enable MAP to leverage its peer-led support […]

  • Lyra Health Completes $200M at $4.6B Valuation for Digital Mental Health Platform

    What You Should Know: – Lyra Health, a provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced it has completed a $200M financing led by Coatue and joined by new investor Sands Capital, along with existing investors. – Lyra plans to accelerate its delivery of evidence-based mental health benefits for companies with employees located […]

  • Report: State of Black Mental Health Before and After George Floyd’s Death

    What You Should Know: – Hurdle, a Washington D.C.-based digital mental health company, announced the publication of a white paper on Black mental health before and after George Floyd’s death. – Co-authored by leading mental health researchers Dr. Harold “Woody” Neighbors, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Dr. Norma L. Day-Vines, Associate Dean […]

  • Why DarioHealth plans to acquire a behavioral health company 

    DarioHealth, a digital health company that started with diabetes care, struck a deal to acquire mental health startup WayForward for $25 million. Like competitors Livongo and Omada, which also added mental health solutions, DarioHealth said it would give people a much more seamless approach for addressing mental and physical health needs.

  • DarioHealth Acquires Digital Behavioral Health Platform wayForward for $30M

    What You Should Know: – DarioHealth Corp., a pioneer in the global digital therapeutics market, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire PsyInnovations, Inc. (dba wayForward), a behavioral health digital platform that includes AI-enabled screening to triage and navigate members to specific interventions, digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), self-directed care, expert coaching […]

  • Mental Health App Forms Bond with Users, Marking Key Evolution in Digital Therapeutics

    What You Should Know: – Digital therapeutics company Woebot Health announced its findings to an unprecedented and large-scale industry study that sought to understand whether users of its cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)-based conversational agent, Woebot, formed therapeutic alliances (or bonds) with the agent compared to traditional face-to-face therapy and other digital interventions that do not deploy […]

  • Groups Recover Together Nabs $60M for Value-Based Care Platform for Opioid Addiction Treatment

    What You Should Know: – Groups Recover Together (Groups), a national leader in value-based care for opioid addiction treatment, today announced it has raised $60 million in Series C financing. Oak HC/FT led the round, joining existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Transformation Capital, RRE Ventures, Optum Ventures and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. – The latest financing […]

  • Cigna Becomes First Plan to Reimburse for Behavioral Health Coaching Via Ginger

    What You Should Know: – Cigna just announced that they’re the first national plan to reimburse for behavioral health coaching, a new covered benefit available now to 14M members through Ginger. Essentially, Cigna customers with employer-sponsored or individual and family (IFP) insurance plans (14M of their 16M members) can access Ginger’s behavioral health coaching, therapy, and […]

  • How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Care Delivery Models

    Mark Prather MD, MBA, CEO & Co-founder at DispatchHealth The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we interact with one another, with businesses, and with the world around us. From social distancing to hand sanitation to remote working, its impact on society is immense. And among the various industries that are experiencing significant change as a […]

  • Suicide and the malpractice myth

    It may seem intuitive to avoid telehealth or remote care to avoid increased liability and malpractice exposure. But remote behavioral health assessment tools, real-time data-driven insights, and adaptive treatment plans are actually the things that protect clinicians from civil liability in instances of patient suicide.

  • Unite Us Nabs $150M, Reaching $1.6B Valuation to Address Social Determinants of Health

    What You Should Know: –   Unite Us, the tech company creating coordinated care networks nationwide, has just announced a $150M Series C round of funding led by ICONIQ Capital, bringing its valuation at $1.65 billion.   – Unite Us is leading the care transformation movement towards whole-person health with its core product, Unite Us Platform, an outcome-focused coordination software sconnecting community-based […]

  • Grand Rounds Merges with Doctor on Demand to Create New Virtual Care Company

    What You Should Know: – Grand Rounds, a leader in healthcare quality and clinical navigation, and Doctor on Demand, the nation’s leading virtual care provider, announced their merger agreement, creating a first-of-its-kind integrated virtual care company. – These two premier platforms will offer a patient and provider experience unmatched elsewhere, providing a full suite of […]

  • Does digital mental health need to rethink user engagement?

    Gamification is being hailed as a promising tool within the digital mental health industry. But should the same tactics that are fueling our online addiction become the standard for driving engagement with solutions that are designed to improve our mental health?

  • 11 Best Practices of a Successful Care Model Transformation Plan

    Moha Desai, Principal, Healthcare Strategy & Transformation  Health systems across the country will require a plan to react to government deep spending cuts and revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital services have seen a significant downturn in demand in 2020, and the recent resurgence in cases has led to further decreases. The public […]

  • 98point6 Launches New Virtual Behavioral Health Offering

    What You Should Know: – 98point6 announces the launch of its new virtual behavioral health service – 98point6 Primary Care Plus Behavioral Health. – With primary care at the center, 98point6’s new single-stop virtual care solution helps ensure that every patient is fully supported in their mental health treatment journey. – Currently available to commercial […]

  • Executive Hires: Walgreens Appoints New CEO, Cityblock Health, Innovaccer, Others

    Walgreens appoints Rosalind (Roz) Brewer as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective on March 15, 2021. Brewer will also join the WBA Board of Directors upon assuming the role. She succeeds Stefano Pessina who, as previously announced, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of WBA. Brewer, 58, will become the […]

  • Verily’s Onduo Virtual Care Solution Expands to Multi-Condition Platform

    What You Should Know: – Verily’s Onduo, known for its tech-based solution for virtual diabetes management, is launching a new multi-condition platform that matches the right care to the right consumer at the right time. The expanded virtual care platform is designed to support patients managing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, with plans for further expansion into mental […]

  • Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

    What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. […]

  • Evaluating COVID-19’s Behavioral Health Impact on the Economy

    Irv Lichtenwald, President & CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation We’re now in a new year and new presidential administration. At least three companies are producing effective COVID-19 vaccines, which are being administered to healthcare workers, teachers, and the elderly. By summer, hopefully a large majority of the population in most countries will be vaccinated. From […]

  • Hurdle Secures $5M for Digital Mental Health Platform for People of Color

    What You Should Know: – Washington, D.C.-based Hurdle raises $5M in seed funding to accelerate its digital mental health platform for people of color. – Hurdle aims to provide an innovative teletherapy solution for employers and insurers; aims to remove barriers to mental health care for People of Color by rooting its services in evidence-based […]

  • Cerner Leadership Changes, Other Key Executives Hires

    Travis Dalton Dan Devers Cerner announced some leadership changes promoting long-time associates Travis Dalton to Chief Client & Services Officer and Dan Devers to Chief Legal Counsel. After long, respected, meaningful careers at Cerner, John Peterzalek and Randy Sims will be departing. Cognoa, the leading pediatric behavioral health company developing diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for children living with […]

  • NeuroFlow Secures $20M for Tech-Enabled Behavioral Health Integration Platform

    What You Should Know: – NeuroFlow raises $20M to expand its technology-enabled behavioral health integration platform, led by Magellan Health. – NeuroFlow’s suite of HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based tools simplify remote patient monitoring, enable risk stratification, and facilitate collaborative care. With NeuroFlow, health care organizations can finally bridge the gap between mental and physical health in order […]

  • Behavioral Health Services Fueled Telehealth Adoption During Pandemic, Study Finds

    What You Should Know: – Telehealth adoption for behavioral health services jumped sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Telehealth adoption increased sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, with the approach being used more often for behavioral health services than for medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study. […]

  • COVID-19 Deferrals Lead to 3 Major Conditions Payers/Providers Must Address in 2021

    What You Should Know: – COVID-19 care deferrals lead to three major boomerang conditions that payers and providers must proactively address in 2021, according to a newly released report by Prealize. – COVID-19’s hidden victims—those who avoided or deferred care during the pandemic—will increasingly return to the healthcare system, and many will be diagnosed with […]

  • 12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

    Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of […]

  • 6 Mental Health & Teletherapy Predictions & Trends to Watch in 2021

    The executive team at AbleTo, a technology-enabled provider of behavioral healthcare shares six mental health and teletherapy predictions and trends to watch in 2021. Trip Hofer, CEO at AbleTo 1. Measurement and Outcomes “The healthcare industry has made progress toward increasing access to mental health care and defining what quality care looks like. Now in […]

  • Cerner, Banner Health, Xealth Partner to Simplify How Clinicians Prescribe Digital Health

    What You Should Know: – Cerner Corporation today announced with Xealth new centralized digital ordering and monitoring for health systems, starting with Banner Health, to foster digital innovation. – Health systems can prescribe digital therapeutics, smartphones, and internet apps directly within the EHR to address areas such as chronic disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, […]

  • Cityblock Health Reaches $1B Valuation, Raises $160M to Address Systemic Healthcare Inequity

    What You Should Know: – Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider focused on improving healthcare outcomes for marginalized communities, today announced a $160M Series C round, bringing its total raised to $300M. – Cityblock is a care delivery trailblazer working to right the injustices of a healthcare system that cycles vulnerable communities through frequent […]

  • Ensuring Telehealth Providers’ Virtual Care Dollars Make Sense

    Don Godbee Don Godbee, Mobile Solutions Architect at Stratix Don Godbee Telehealth and virtual care are not brand-new phenomena suddenly cobbled together as a rapid response to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average US patient could be forgiven for thinking that it is. Indeed, virtual visits to care providers and remote patient […]

  • PointClickCare Acquires Collective Medical for $650M to Create to Largest Combined Acute and Post-Acute Care Network

    What You Should Know: – PointClickCare announces its intent to acquire Collective Medical to create the largest combined acute and post-acute care network in North America for $650M. – Collective Medical’s platform connects more than 1,300 hospitals, thousands of ambulatory practices and long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, as well as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and […]

  • Northwell Health Offers COVID-19 Screening Chat for NY Schools and Employers

    What You Should Know: – Northwell Health announced that its Northwell Direct unit, which works with large employers, will be offering Conversa HealthCheck to screen employees, customers, students, and visitors. – HealthCheck is a quick, chat-based electronic screening for symptoms and signs of exposure to COVID-19. If cleared, users receive a digital “badge” that allows […]

  • Healthcare M&A: DAS Health Acquires Randall Technology Services

    What You Should Know: – DAS Health Ventures acquires healthcare and managed IT company Randall Technology Services (RandallTech). – This acquisition adds Allscripts® PM and EHR solutions to the DAS portfolio of supported products, and DAS Health has now added additional staff in Texas that will create opportunities for greater regional support of its entire […]

  • Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

    Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft, most recently served as chief executive officer of […]

  • COVID-19: How Can Payers Prepare for Mandates and Support Pandemic Relief Efforts

    Elizabeth Bierbower, Former President of Humana’s Group & Specialty Division Healthcare can achieve optimum efficiency when patients are at the center of care. When patients have the necessary information to navigate their care journey, they will choose the path to high-quality care at the lowest costs. Cost-sharing and insurance premiums are rising consistently since the […]

  • Why we need a wholistic approach to behavioral health

    I’m not proud to say that in the past, I’ve played a role in cutting behavioral health programs in an effort to navigate budget constraints and mitigate financial losses. But my perspective as a finance executive is not what it used to be.

  • Intermountain Adds Omada’s Diabetes Prevention Program to At-Risk Patients

    What You Should Know: – Omada’s diabetes prevention program will be available to Intermountain’s at-risk patient population as part of a limited engagement in 2020 and 2021. – Omada’s diabetes prevention program is personalized to meet each participant’s unique needs as they evolve, ranging from diabetes prevention, type 2 diabetes management, hypertension, behavioral health, and […]

  • NeuroFlow Joins Epic App Orchard for Behavioral Health Integration

    What You Should Know: –  NeuroFlow, the leader in technology-enabled behavioral health integration, is now available to healthcare providers through Epic’s App Orchard marketplace. NeuroFlow combines provider workflow augmentation solutions, clinical care dashboards, and a patient-facing application to create a clinical feedback loop centered around behavioral health. – Patient generated data including validated assessment scores, mood and […]

  • VHA, Ontrak Launch 3-Year AI Study to Help Prevent Veteran Suicide

    What You Should Know: – The Veterans Health Administration has selected Ontrak in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Brown University to transform suicide prevention care for veterans. – Leveraging AI developed by a Harvard Medical School professor and the core analytics of the Ontrak platform, the three-year study will look at the effect of […]

  • Ontrak Acquires Science-Backed, Behavior Change Platform LifeDojo

    What You Should Know: – Ontrak acquires LifeDojo Inc, a San Francisco, CA-based comprehensive, science-backed behavior change platform. – The acquisition broadens Ontrak’s addressable market and footprint to lower acuity populations enabling new interventions and remote patient monitoring. Ontrak, Inc., a leading AI-powered and telehealth-enabled, virtualized healthcare company, today announced that it has acquired LifeDojo […]

  • Staying sane on the mission to Mars

    Recently, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health selected three innovative biotech companies using VR, conversation-bots, and probiotic therapeutics to combat mental health risks.

  • How is population health innovation unfolding in Louisiana? [Sponsored]

    With the annual INVEST Population Health virtual conference coming up November 16-18, here’s a look at our collaboration partner New Orleans Business Alliance. It plays a vital role in helping to stimulate the local economy by supporting the development and advancement of the healthcare and biotech infrastructure.

  • Priority Health Launches Telehealth PCP Plans for Members in Michigan

    What You Should Know: – Priority Health launches its virtual-first coverage option with MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans, using top platform Doctor On Demand. – Members who choose one of the MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans will have a doctor assigned as their primary care physician (PCP) through Doctor on Demand and all visits will take place […]

  • 5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match these expectations. Health systems must be aware of current trends […]

  • Were We Mentally Ready for COVID-19? Why It’s Time to Take Behavioral Health Seriously

    Dr. Jacob Lazarovic M.D., IMCS Group As you read this, over 200,000 American deaths have been attributed to the virus. The influx of cases continues, while state and local economies are experiencing hardship, children are shuttered in their homes learning remotely, grown children are moving back home and the “new normal” disrupts nearly all of […]

  • Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis

    Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these pernicious trends on overall mental health will take time. However, […]

  • Accounting for the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a medical crisis.  Since the highly contagious disease hit American shores in early 2020, the virus has dramatically changed all sectors of society, negatively impacting everything from food supply chains and sporting events to the nation’s mental and behavioral health. For some people, work-from-home plans […]

  • Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?

    When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and it makes great PB&Js and takes forever to grow mold, […]

  • Brightline Raises $20M for Virtual Pediatric Behavioral Health Platform

    What You Should Know: – Brightline raises $20 million to bring its virtual behavioral healthcare platform to kids and families across California and beyond. – Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children across developmental stages and their families. Brightline, a Palo Alto, […]

  • Genesis Health Taps Bright.md to Power New Telehealth Offering

    What You Should Know: – Genesis Health System has signed a partnership agreement with Bright.md to offer patients in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois access to its Bright.md’s SmartExam solution. – The new virtual care offering offers an affordable way to get care for hundreds of low-acuity conditions, mental health, urinary tract infections, […]

  • Ginger Lands $50M to Expand On-Demand Mental Health Support Platform

    What You Should Know: – Ginger announces $50 Million in Series D funding to expand access to its on-demand mental healthcare system led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners; joined by Cigna Ventures and existing investors. – Company has more than tripled revenue over the past year, now brings access to on-demand mental […]

  • Cerner Invests in Xealth to Jointly Develop Digital Health Solutions for Clinicians

    What You Should Know: – Cerner and Xealth announce a collaboration to foster tighter physician-patient relationships by giving patients easier access to digital health tools. – These assets will be prescribed directly within the physician’s EHR workflow to manage conditions including chronic diseases, behavioral health, maternity care, and surgery preparation. – Cerner and LRVHealth have […]

  • Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

    What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current availability; in addition to severe wait times of 25 days […]

  • Provider Pilot Uses Video Games as Therapy for Children with Autism

    What You Should Know: – Magellan Health launches a pilot program for a group of providers that will begin using video games as therapy for children with autism and other behavioral health conditions.  – As part of the pilot program, patients will be given access to the video platform developed by Mightier, a digital health […]

  • Emtiro Health Taps Innovaccer to Leverage the FHIR-Enabled Data Activation Platform

    What You Should Know: – Emtiro Health, an innovative population health company in North Carolina has selected Innovaccer to deliver data-powered solutions to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.  – Powered by Innovaccer’s FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform, Emtiro Health will create unified patient records that drive comprehensive, whole-person care management, no matter where […]

  • Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform

    What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor On Demand, today announced it has raised $75 million in […]