MedTech Advancements Supporting Mental Health Treatments

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Mental health affects everyone at some point in our lives. A commonly quoted statistic in the UK is that one in four people suffer the impact of mental ill health.

Mental health apps plentiful, but few provide clinical research

Mobi Health News

Researchers found that 64 percent of mental health apps claimed efficacy, although only 14 percent included any evidence

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.

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.

Workplace mental health startup Unmind lands £3M

Mobi Health News

The company plans to put the new money towards improving its mobile platform and increasing its library of contents.

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

Digital mental health tools won't see clinical adoption without validation, industry players say

Mobi Health News

Earlier this week panelists at the World Medical Innovation Forum talked validation gaps, advantages and the future of digital mental health tools.

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

Digital Health

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

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.

Patients more willing to share mobile mental health data with doctors than family, EHRs

Mobi Health News

In a small study published in JMIR, patients were more willing to share health data, such as activity and sleep trackers, than personal data, like call logs and location.

Oxford University VR spinout lands $4.1M for mental health product

Mobi Health News

Oxford VR, a virtual reality platform to treat mental health issues, has landed $4.1M to commercialize its technology.

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.

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.

Cigna rolls Happify Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

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

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.

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 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

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 Happily Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

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

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions. Negative stigma in the UK has kept many people from receiving the proper mental healthcare.

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.

Omada Health adds mental health program, gives Lantern Health second life

Mobi Health News

The company will add cognitive behavioral therapy-based coaching via a perpetual licensing agreement with Lantern

Instagram egg stars in surprise Mental Health advert

Lloyd Price

The egg which beat Kylie Jenner’s record to become the most-liked post on Instagram has “cracked” in a surprise video released to raise awareness of mental health. Eugene” urges viewers struggling with mental health issues to talk to someone.

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. The achievement of any State in the promotion and protection of health is of value to all.”

Loneliness Is A Health Risk, Especially Among Older People

Health Populi

adults age 50–80 in October 2018, assessing older peoples’ health, health behaviors, experiences and feelings related to companionship and social isolation. People who feel lonely also were more likely to say they were in poor or fair health versus people who rarely feel isolated.

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

Mobi Health News

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%.

3 Ways to Improve the Patient Experience in Mental Health

eVisit

False beliefs or stigmas about mental illness can sometimes make people reluctant to seek help or treatment. Adding to the challenge, there is a reported shortage of mental health professionals across the U.S. that has become more dire with the growing opioid addiction epidemic , especially in rural areas

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.

5 Questions About Type 1 Diabetes and Mental Health Answered

Insulin Nation

She has combined her first-hand knowledge of living with Type 1 diabetes with a PhD in clinical psychology to serve the mental health needs of those within the diabetes community. What has been your experience, as a mental health professional, working with people with diabetes?

MedTech Advancements Supporting Mental Health Treatments – Electronic Health Reporter

Healthcare Guys

Mental health affects everyone at some point in our lives and digital healthcare solutions can and will play a role in improving the mental health of millions across the world

Mental health care drowning in paperwork

Healthcare Guys

One of the state’s epicenters of addiction is Gallup where 22,000 addicts await a behavioral health care fix. Physical health issues can require visits to a primary care physician, specialists and possibly x-ray technicians along with the corresponding paper records.

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 .

The boom in VC funding for Mental Health startups

Lloyd Price

Back in 2009, venture capital investors backed seven companies in the mental health space. Jump to this year, and VCs have already completed 30 deals for companies working to help people improve mental health and mindfulness.

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.

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

Health Populi

The tea leaves have been brewing here at THINK-Health as we prepared our 2019 forecast at the convergence of consumers, health, and technology. Expect health care costs and access to be at least as important to U.S. Today is Boxing Day and St.

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.