The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

Four in five medium, large and jumbo companies expect their spending on health and wellness programs will increase over the next three years. Of key import is the finding that 9 in 10 employers have plans to address mental health stigma in the next year.

Despite potential, mental health app usage remains low, study shows

Mobi Health News

A recent study published by JMIR Mental Health showed only about 10 percent of mental health patients surveyed used apps.

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Study: Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations

Mobi Health News

A small study published in JMIR Mental Health found that 84 percent of surveyed patients living with mental illness were willing to use apps that would collect and share biomarkers

A Breakthrough, Sobering Report on Teens and Young Adults, Digital Health and Social Media Use: Implications for Mental Health

Health Populi

There are also hundreds of stories written in both mass media outlets and professional journals on the topic of TYAs and mental health: especially relative to depression and suicidality. Rideout is the go-to expert on media and health, with a special interest in children and media.

Digital mental health platform Healios raises $2.9M

Mobi Health News

UK-based digital mental health company Healios has just closed a $2.9 The platform connects patients to mental health professionals for assessments, treatments, and wellbeing check-ins. million (£2.2 million) funding round led by Albion Capital and Spice Capital.

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis

Mobi Health News

At this week's World Innovation Summit for Health in Doha, Qatar experts from around the world sat down to talk about the opportunities and challenges of employing digital health in the mental health field

Social Media and Mental Health – Teenage Wasteland or Land of Opportunity?

Digital Health

Prince William spearheads online toolkit to promote workplace mental health

Mobi Health News

The launch of the new site offers employers and employees resources for dealing with mental health in the workplace.

Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

GlobalMed

While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health.

Mental health AI platform, Woebot lands $8M in funding

Mobi Health News

Woebot Labs, a mental health artificial intelligence platform, just landed $8 million in Series A funding with New Enterprise Associates leading and Andrew Ng’s AI Fund participating.

New NHS mental health data hub, Babylon Healthcheck and more UK digital health news briefs

Mobi Health News

NHS Digital introduces new mental health data hub, Babylon creates new Healthcheck feature, institute launches £3m competition paving the way for a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and EY releases preliminary findings from survey on digital health attitudes

Cigna rolls Happify Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

The digital platforms are expected to help customers manage anxiety and depression.

Basis launches consumer mental health counseling app with $3.75M investment

Mobi Health News

The app offers 45-minute counseling sessions with trained (but unliscensed) mental health specialists for $35 per session.

Analysis: Mental health apps overdiagnose, steer toward self-help

Mobi Health News

While the use of mental health apps has been on the rise, researchers of a recent analysis published by the Annals of Family Medicine, which is broadly critical of these platforms, worry that these apps could lead to unnecessary diagnoses and misinformation about mental illness.

Mental health apps helpful but poor design, privacy concerns contribute to low engagement

Mobi Health News

A clinical review, published in Evidence Based Mental Health Month, suggests numerous issues, including poor app design and privacy concerns, have contributed to a low engagement rate for mental health apps.

Cigna rolls Happily Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

The digital platforms are expected to help customers manage anxiety and depression.

Ransomware Mental Health

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Ransomware Attack Strikes Mental Health Provider Another ransomware attack has been making headlines this week–this time, the attack targeted a mental health care provider. The post Ransomware Mental Health appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. online adults 18 and older in September 2018.

Mental health app Lantern cuts majority of its staff, plans to end commercial operations

Mobi Health News

San Francisco-based Lantern — a web and mobile platform offering cognitive behavioral therapy and mental health coaching to consumers, employers, and payers — will be laying off the majority of its staff as the company moves to taper its current commercial arrangements, CEO and cofounder Alejandro Foung told MobiHealthNews.

NeuroFlow raises $1.2M for enterprise mental health platform

Mobi Health News

NeuroFlow said that it is targeting major health systems with its product, and anticipates a total subscription of $1.5 million by the end of its fundraising

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Mental Health Informatics

Christina's Considerations

The current issue of the Annals of Family Medicine includes two articles that deal with mental health and information technology. There are many assumptions about mental health in the age of digital health, so perhaps the findings of this research. Health Information Technology and Telehealth Healthy Children and Families Personal Health Records Social Media & mHealth The Patient Experience

Guns, Jobs, or Health Care? In 2018, Voters Split as to Top Issue

Health Populi

It’s a fairly even split between voting first on gun policy, jobs, or healthcare for the 2018 mid-term elections, ac. cording to the May 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. health citizens. The post Guns, Jobs, or Health Care?

Novartis, Healint study uses self tracking app to examine migraine, mental health connection

Mobi Health News

Novartis and Healint employed the Migraine Buddy app to track how migraines interact with anxiety and depression

Report: More people are seeking out mental health care—if they can afford it 

FierceHealthIT

The stigmas around mental health are eroding, which is pushing more people to seek care—but cost and access remain significant barriers, according to a new survey.

Would you trust AI with your Mental Health?

Lloyd Price

Artificial intelligence (AI) is now playing a role in mental health care and if we can navigate the ethical and privacy concerns, it may help us keep up with increasing demand. But what are we talking about when we talk about artificial intelligence in the mental health field?

Americans’ Sense of Well-Being Falls to Great Recession Levels, Gallup Finds

Health Populi

In the past 12 years, the percent of Americans feeling they were thriving hit a peak in 2018, as the life evaluations line graph illustrates. “This time is different,” GfK observes, arraying impacts of security, resources, the economy, health, and other items yet to be seen.

Thinking About Kate and Anthony – Suicide and Depression Is US

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. The loss of these two bright lights, gone from our lives to suicide within a few days of each other, gives me the sad compulsion to say something, again, about the state of mental health and behavioral health services in America.

Strengthen America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

With more than 44 million Americans having a diagnosable mental health condition—56 percent of which do not receive treatment—taskforces unite from various sectors in strengthening the nation’s mental health workforce. About the Center for Total Health .

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. He studies digital health passionately, personally, viscerally.

TAO Connect launches monthly subscription for digital mental health tools

Mobi Health News

Petersburg, Florida-based TAO Connect is making its digital self-help and therapy tool direct to consumers for the first time, after previously offering it via schools, community health centers, and employee assistance plans

Shinola Welcomes Immigrants on the 4th of July: A Love Letter from Detroit to the World Via NYC

Health Populi

May this bring you joy and positive vibes on Independence Day 2018. Lady Liberty beckons to welcome the tired, the weary, and the ambitious to America in this Shinola video, made in my hometown Detroit.

The Center for a Mental Health & Wellness Tour

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Now that July, National Minority Mental Health Month, is in full swing, the Center for Total Health encourages you to join us in a new and thought-provoking tour focused on integrating mental health and wellness into everyday life. Through the power of storytelling, you will learn from a wide range of personas whose health is impacted by varying degrees of mental health issues or concerns. About the Center for Total Health.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

Department of Health and Human Services. Health Populi’s Hot Points: It’s a stark, sad reality that Americans are losing years of life that could be conserved. The post The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. In the 100 emerging trends across ten categories, the future is clearly health-driven, according to the tea-leaf readers at JWT.a. Health is all over, Culture.

Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

Health Populi

feel this way, up from 56% in 2018 and 2019. residents through the lens of health consumers and, especially this year and in this study, health citizens. The phenomenon of Stress-due-to-Corona was evident in Volume One of the APA study, covered here in Health Populi.

Litesprite's mobile videogame improves self-reported mental health in small trial

Mobi Health News

A small, 6-week retrospective study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth found that a behavior health-focused videogame developed by digital health company Litesprite improved self-reported measures of depression, anxiety, and confidence in coping skills

Financial Stress Is An Epidemic In America, Everyday Health Finds

Health Populi

Stress is a way of American life, based on the findings in The United States of Stress , a survey from Everyday Health. Everyday Health polled 6,700 U.S. adults between 18 and 64 years of age about their perspectives on stress, anxiety, panic, and mental and behavioral health.

Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

Health Populi

As the CVS + Aetna merger crosses its last regulatory hurdle at the close of 2018, we enter 2019 facing a fast-growing and -morphing retail health landscape. Walgreens had more retail health developments, opening a new store concept with Kroger, the grocer, called Kroger Express.

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well

Telemedicine psychiatry , also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Using telepsychiatry , the health system has been able to: Reduce follow-up no show rates by 50%.