How Consumers Look At Social Determinants of Health for Cancer, Diabetes and Mental Health

Health Populi

Enlightened health/care industry and public policy stakeholders have begun to embrace and address social determinants of health. But then there are variations in SDoH perceptions by condition: for mental health, social support and economic stability rate most potent.

Health Care and the Democratic Debates – Part 1 – Medicare For All, Rx Prices, Guns and Mental Health

Health Populi

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Jose Diaz-Balart asked the ten candidates questions covering guns, butter (the economy), immigration, climate change, and of course, health care — what I’m focusing on in this post, the first of two-debate-days-in-a-row. health care.

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.

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

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.

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.

Oxford VR establishes first-of-kind VR-enabled mental health solutions in Asia

Mobi Health News

Oxford VR, an Oxford University spinout company, has announced the launch of its leading-edge treatment for common mental health conditions through a unique partnership with AXA HK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

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.

Opinion: Mental Health Awareness week #BeBodyKind - thoughts for mental health practitioners and digital innovators

Mobi Health News

Dr Victoria Betton, founder and managing director of mHabitat, will be speaking about this and related issues at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference in Helsinki later this year

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Researchers find lack of standardized measures to evaluate mental health apps

Mobi Health News

The study also found that the bulk of the apps were focused on meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

Holmusk and Janssen R & D partner to develop digital mental health strategy in China

Mobi Health News

Singapore-headquartered digital health and data analytics company Holmusk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Janssen (China) Research & Development Centre (Janssen), to explore the development of a digital mental health strategy in China

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.

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.

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

Digital Health

How digital tools can alleviate the stigma of mental health issues

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary topic: Telehealth Disable Auto Tagging: Short Headline: How digital tools can alleviate the stigma of mental health issues Featured Decision Content: Region Tag: Europe/UK

New mental health app offers tool to help combat stress for Londoners

Mobi Health News

The app employs clinically proven techniques to tackle depression, stress and anxiety

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.

Digital mental health platform Meru Health snags $4.2M in seed funding

Mobi Health News

The startup plans to put the money towards additional clinical validation and rolling out the system to large health systems and employers.

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.

Digital mental health-focused startup Talkspace scores $50M in Series D funding

Mobi Health News

Revolution Growth led the round while Northwest Venture Partners, Qumra Capital, Spark Capital and Compound Ventures also participated

Cigna rolls Happily Health, iPrevail into mental health offerings

Mobi Health News

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

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.

President Trump links mass shootings to mental health. Experts say he has it wrong

FierceHealthIT

In his address to the nation earlier this week to talk about the latest pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump laid the blame for the gun violence in part on mental health issues. Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger.

Venture capital investment in AI and mental health startups surges in Q2: report

FierceHealthIT

Investment in healthcare artificial intelligence startups and companies focused on mental health and wellness soared in the second quarter as both sectors hit funding highs, according to a new report.

AmeriHealth Caritas: Greater acceptance of mental health issues driving social programs

FierceHealthIT

AmeriHealth Caritas is tackling mental health issues through community social programs

LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment: LCSW Standards of Practice

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Laura Groshong, AM, LICSW, the Policy & Practice Director of the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), wrote an article entitled, LCSWs and the Use of Texting in Mental Health Treatment, with co-author Margot Aronson, LICSW, CSWA’s Policy & Practice Deputy … Read more.

Swinburne and Coviu partner to provide real time chat mental health support

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre has partnered with medtech startup, Coviu to allow Australians to access quality mental health services through encypted, real-time text chat sessions.

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