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Nice Healthcare Presents: How an Integrated Approach Can Best Address Mental Health

Read about this mental health event with Nice Healthcare and the Minnesota Vikings titled, “How an Integrated Approach Can Best Address Mental Health.”

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
June 30, 2022

Revolutionizing Care for Serious Mental Illnesses

We wanted to dive deeper into Mindstrong’s process, including how they are revolutionizing serious mental illness care, measuring outcomes, and partnering with payers.

Michelle Wagner
Michelle Wagner
June 30, 2022

Insights from Innovative Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Startups

As investors and innovators in the mental health space start focusing their attention on serious mental illness (SMI) focused startups, they need to keep some critical concepts in mind if they hope to successfully engage and serve patients managing severe mental illness. Hear from leading SMI startups on their unique approaches to engagement and partnership in this week’s blog. 

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
June 24, 2022

Advancing Mental Health through Asynchronous Therapy

We discuss the benefits of asynchronous text based therapy and how CVS and Aetna have successfully been able to partner with Talkspace. 

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
May 19, 2022

How to Improve Mental Health Care Accessibility for College Students

To say there’s a growing mental health crisis among youth is an understatement. Campus counseling centers are adapting quickly to meet the growing need for quality mental health care, but are often constrained by their own limitations. This is why Mantra Health is working with leaders in higher education.

Burnout of Mental Health Providers: What You Need To Know

Dr. Quidest “Dr. Kiki” Sheriff, DO, MS is the founder and CEO of Doctors Under the Radar (Doc U R), a company focused on physician mental health that engages healthcare leaders, creates transformational workplace change with mental health and suicide prevention strategies, and design health-tech data driven solutions. Dr. Kiki sat down with our very own Solome Tibebu to discuss her experience with burnout and her decision to create Doctors Under the Radar.

The Iron Triangle: How AbleTo Is Working On Access, Cost, and Quality

As stakeholders in behavioral health, we’re all familiar with the importance of access, cost, and quality of care. Access to care has been especially difficult in the field of behavioral health – from the fragmented healthcare system to a shortage in providers. But in recent years, companies have been utilizing technology to innovate how people access care.

The AbleTo Team
The AbleTo Team
April 28, 2022

What You Need to Know About Collaborative Care

Collaborative care uses a team-based model of treating behavioral health in the primary care setting bringing primary care and behavioral health clinicians together to provide treatment.

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
April 21, 2022

Engagement and Relationships Are the Keys to Activation and Behavior Change

‍Engagement and relationship. mPulse Mobile addresses these two key pieces by measuring and optimizing their Conversational AI platform. mPulse recently interviewed me(!!!) about promoting mental well-being and health literacy by leveraging technology. And now the roles are reversed in this blog!

mPulse Team
mPulse Team
April 21, 2022

CALLING ALL BH MEDICAID INNOVATORS! These states want to hear from you

The Medicaid Innovation Collaborative is helping AZ, HI and WV adopt digital behavioral health solutions. APPLY TO THEIR OPEN RFP! The opportunity is especially ripe for technology and innovation to address the mental health and substance use care needs of Medicaid populations.

Karissa Godzik, MPH
Karissa Godzik, MPH
April 14, 2022

Treating Unaddressed Behavioral Health Conditions to Reduce Avoidable Costs

This week, we’re talking to a group that is focused on populations with complex comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions. As we’ve discussed quite a bit on the blog, we know that when mental health and substance use disorders go untreated, they can cause individuals much more difficulty dealing with their symptoms. If paired with a chronic illness, this burden only significantly increases.

The Ontrak Team
The Ontrak Team
April 7, 2022

Supporting Parents of Neurodiverse Children in the Workplace with Family-Focused Benefits

As employees are resigning at record highs, employee mental health benefits are becoming non-negotiable. Employees are looking for employers who support them in all aspects of their lives. This includes behavioral health resources not only for the employees but also for their families.

Alyssa Moreno, MBA
Alyssa Moreno, MBA
March 24, 2022

Is the answer to provider shortages humans or robots?​

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot buzz word for years now, but things have really been picking up when it comes to AI specifically in behavioral health. Some companies are leveraging AI to evaluate the emotional state of an individual user and then automatically triaging them into the appropriate level of care, whether that be a lightweight self-guided solution or hands-on intervention with a professional. 

The Wysa Team
The Wysa Team
March 17, 2022

Let’s Get Real: Real World Evidence in Mental Health

While many a mental health or chronic disease startup can generate conclusions about their solutions in a clinical trial, but evidence gained out in the harsh real world can provide a true picture of a clinical intervention’s impact on people’s lives day to day.

Scott Kollins, PhD
Scott Kollins, PhD
March 10, 2022

Leading Black Women Transforming Maternal Mental Health

Maternal mental health care must become more accessible and less stigmatized. There are a few leading Black women in the industry shared a little about their company and what inspired them to create it.

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
March 8, 2022

Is VoiceAI the solution we’ve been looking for?

Provider shortages have taken a toll on individuals searching for care. Behavioral health technology companies are innovating solutions left and right. One unique solution that has surfaced is VoiceAI.

Alon Joffe
Alon Joffe
March 3, 2022

Digital Therapeutics Specifically Targeting Panic Attacks and PTSD

Digital therapeutic companies which pursue a narrowed focus conduct deep dives into research on clinical outcomes, cost savings, and overall impact for a specific condition.

Bob Cuyler, PhD
Bob Cuyler, PhD
February 24, 2022

Virtual Peer Support: Aiding the Provider Shortage for SUD Treatment

An innovative company in the SUD space, Marigold Health, provides a virtual peer support network that has scaled to meet the needs of many individuals with SUD. Shrenik Jain, Founder & CEO, discusses the importance of the virtual aspect of peer support, Marigold’s success working in Medicaid, and what’s ahead for the company.

Shrenik Jain
Shrenik Jain
February 17, 2022

How Hazel Health Is Closing the Physical and Mental Health Care Gap for Millions of Children and Teens

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has again addressed the devastating effects of the pandemic on the mental health and well-being of young people. Hazel Health is already providing fast access to equitable physical and mental health care to millions of students nationwide.

 Maggie Elentukh
Maggie Elentukh
February 10, 2022

Utilizing Digital Therapeutics to Personalize Care & Sustain Engagement

In 2022, digital therapeutics continue to make headlines. As defined by the Digital Therapeutics Alliance, digital therapeutics (DTx) deliver medical interventions directly to patients using evidence-based, clinically evaluated software to treat, manage, and prevent a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders.

The DarioHealth Team
The DarioHealth Team
February 3, 2022

Ask a Provider: Behavioral Health Practice Owner Dr. Carrie Singer Weighs in on Digital Landscape

I sat down with tech-savvy Dr. Carrie Singer to discuss what it's been like to be a mental health provider during the pandemic, how she built a successful therapist network, and where she sees the digital behavioral health industry going.

Dr. Carrie Singer
Dr. Carrie Singer
January 27, 2022

Decreasing Wait Times And Increasing Access to Quality Care: New Directions Behavioral Health Acquires Tridiuum

GDBHT partner New Directions Behavioral Health has acquired Tridiuum, another GDBHT partner, creating a leading provider of technology-enabled behavioral health services.

Shana Hoffman
Shana Hoffman
January 20, 2022

Scaling Digital Therapeutics for an Equitable Future

The demand for digital therapeutics has accelerated as technology has advanced, provider shortages persist, and more consumers are looking for solutions to their mental health concerns amid the pandemic. Digital therapeutics serve as non-drug alternatives to support mental wellbeing and they are also reducing barriers to care for underserved populations. 

Celeste James
Celeste James
January 20, 2022

Why Employers Are Shifting Towards Family-Focused Behavioral Health Benefits

In an attempt to help the entire family and ease the burden on the working parents, employers are increasingly interested in behavioral health benefits that are family-focused.

Naomi Allen
Naomi Allen
January 13, 2022

2022 Predictions: Mental Health and Substance Use Tech

Wow! It has been another year of COVID-19, another year of virtual care. What's in store for mental health and substance use tech and innovation in 2022? Join me as I grill my GDBHT live co-host, David Ricupero, for his thoughts on where behavioral health tech is headed next year!

David Ricupero
David Ricupero
December 30, 2021

Pharmacogenetics: Is It the Path to Smarter, More Personalized Mental Health Care?

We’ve been discussing the migration to precision medicine in several of our blog posts lately. One exciting field that is equipping providers to offer individualized mental healthcare is pharmacogenetics. 

Dr. Daniel VanDorn
Dr. Daniel VanDorn
December 16, 2021

Precision Treatment Models: Leveraging Data to Achieve Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

When it comes to conditions such as depression and anxiety, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Each treatment plan must be personalized and rely on data in order to achieve better outcomes. 

Dr. Mimi Winsberg
Dr. Mimi Winsberg
December 9, 2021

Data on Behavioral Health Providers Is Often Inaccurate. Here's What Ribbon Health Is Doing About It.

This week, we have an exciting interview with one company who is making leaps and bounds towards improving provider data accuracy to support patients in getting the exact right care they need.

Shelley Sasson
Shelley Sasson
December 2, 2021

Caregivers, Mental Health & Technology

This Thanksgiving, I want to recognize the caregivers who have stuck by so many of us throughout COVID-19 and so much more this year. The events of these last few years have made a significant impact on caregivers’ mental health, and I’m delighted to showcase two organizations doing important work to support caregivers everywhere.

Tia Newcomer
Tia Newcomer
November 25, 2021

What Does a Virtual Health Company That Includes Everything for Everyone Look Like?

Integrated care has been an ongoing goal in the healthcare industry, but Included Health is raising the standards and integrating care for everyone, everywhere.

Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi
Dr. Nikole Benders-Hadi
November 18, 2021

How NeuroFlow and Magellan Health are Coming Together to Help with Suicide Prevention

How NeuroFlow and Magellan Health are working together on an initiative to support a health plan for suicide prevention efforts, using technology to proactively identify individuals needing support and getting them access to mental health support.

Dr. Caroline Carney
Dr. Caroline Carney
November 11, 2021

Youth Mental Health: A National Emergency

Last week, three youth health agencies, American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children’s Hospital Association, declared a state of national emergency in child and adolescent mental health. Several health tech companies and GDBHT partners came together to inspire a call to action. 

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
November 4, 2021

How One GDBHT Partner Is Fighting Vaccine Fears

In an effort to debunk the myths and establish a trustworthy source, 120/80 MKTG has started a new campaign, “Just the Facts on Vax: Inoculating Against Disinformation.” I sat down with 120/80 MKTG’s spokesperson and writer and director of the campaign, Jon Reiner, and his team to learn more. 

Jon Reiner
Jon Reiner
October 28, 2021

What Is Community-Driven Therapy and Why Is It Important?

Personalized approaches are imperative for conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that are so highly stigmatized. The general approach fails to identify the unique symptoms of the individual and their specific needs.

Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith
October 21, 2021

Addressing Racial Health Disparities with BCBSA

Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by many of the nation’s top health conditions, including mental health. Health disparities are a multi-dimensional problem that cannot be solved by one single solution.

Mark Talluto
Mark Talluto
October 14, 2021

Mental Health 2.0 is Coming — What Does it Look Like?

This week, I got a chance to talk to Kristian Ranta, Founder and CEO of Meru Health, about how they are deploying their evidence-based approach to mental healthcare and their recent funding announcement.

Kristian Ranta
Kristian Ranta
October 7, 2021

Black Mental Health: An Exclusive Interview with Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director of BEAM, #GDBHT2021 Nonprofit Partner

I was so excited to sit down with their Executive Director, Yolo Akili, to learn more about their incredible work and how they are supporting people of color and LGBTQ+ folks nationwide.

Yolo Akili Robinson
Yolo Akili Robinson
September 30, 2021

Addressing COVID-19's Impact on SUD and Suicidality

I sat down with Dr. Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Psychiatry Medical Director at Lyra Health, to learn about their exciting new expansions to address these growing needs.

Dr. Smita Das
Dr. Smita Das
September 23, 2021

Employers and Suicide Prevention

World Suicide Prevention Day was on September 10. I want to highlight some of the great efforts taking place within our Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech community to prevent suicide, starting with our friend, colleague and employee benefits guru, John Hansbrough.

John Hansbrough
John Hansbrough
September 16, 2021

Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health: What You Need to Know

Eric Meier, President and CEO of Owl, talks about what are some of the latest methods for measuring outcomes in our field, why it’s important, and how an organization implement measurement-based care in behavioral health successfully.

Eric Meier
Eric Meier
September 9, 2021

Headspace Health: Full Spectrum Care from Wellness to Clinical Care

Can a trusted consumer brand reduce stigma and draw more people into the mental health care they need? I had a chance to connect with the Headspace Health leadership team about the merger, read more in the blog.

Russell Glass
Russell Glass
September 2, 2021

Treating The Whole Person, Not Just The Symptom

The integration of physical and behavioral health services is increasingly becoming a priority for health insurance companies, employers and providers. Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO of Vida Health, shares her thoughts.

Stephanie Tilenius
Stephanie Tilenius
August 26, 2021

Going Beyond The Lab—Hopelab Commits to Social Good Ventures 

Hopelab recently announced an external investment initiative—Hopelab Ventures—a commitment to partner with innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who advance the well-being of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. I caught up with Dr. Danielle Ramo, Ph.D. to learn more.

Dr. Danielle Ramo
Dr. Danielle Ramo
August 19, 2021

How to Build a Diverse Leadership Team at a Mental Health Startup

Representation matters, especially when we’re talking about developing inclusive mental health solutions for all individuals. André Blackman, Founder and CEO of Onboard Health, shares his advice.

André Blackman
André Blackman
August 12, 2021

Youth Mental Health Is Having a Moment!

With increased attention to youth mental health through the pandemic, more resources are pouring into the topic than ever before. Allyson Plosko, Director of Telosity, shared their approach to investing in youth mental health startups.

Allyson Plosko
Allyson Plosko
August 5, 2021

Digital Therapeutics Update: Why Should Payers and Employers Pay Attention to Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health?

There is a lot of activity happening in digital therapeutics right now. I caught up with Dr. Chris Wasden, Head of HappifyDTx, again to learn about their latest announcement.

Dr. Chris Wasden
Dr. Chris Wasden
July 29, 2021

Technology and Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Unfortunately, racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes.

Solome Tibebu
Solome Tibebu
July 22, 2021

What is Happening in Collaborative Care?

Collaborative Care has been taking off lately in behavioral health. In fact, many speakers at our conference talked about how they are launching new Collaborative Care initiatives.

Chris Molaro
Chris Molaro
July 15, 2021

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