Apple taps Biogen, UCLA to explore adding mental health tracking to iPhone: report

Smartphones are already being used to read COVID-19 test results, detect conditions ranging from autism to pancreatic cancer and administer ultrasounds, heart monitors, and other medical devices. Soon, the iPhone in your pocket can also automatically detect mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline — all based on daily activity data already collected … Read more

KKR creates virtual, in-person mental health firm Geode Health 

Investment firm KKR has launched a mental health services company that will provide in-person and virtual care across the United States, according to June 9. Bloomberg Transfer. The new company, called Geode Health, plans to own and operate clinics across the country to make mental health care for conditions like anxiety and depression easier and … Read more

Ro launches virtual mental health services for anxiety, depression as demand for behavioral health grows

Digital health company Ro is adding virtual mental health services to its growing platform that includes telemedicine, pharmacy distribution, and a home care network. Company executives said the service, called Ro Mind, started on Tuesday and will initially focus on patients with generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. “We are the only company that … Read more

Solera expands mental health network with new partners Ginger and eMindful

Solera Health, a platform that connects people with a curated suite of health solutions, is adding mental health companies Ginger and eMindful to its partner network. Ginger, an on-demand virtual mental health care provider, and eMindful, which offers evidence-based mindfulness programs, will join Solera’s Mental and Behavioral Health Network, where an algorithm will connect patients … Read more

Business Group: 6 health and wellness trends to watch in 2022

The Health Business Group has identified several trends in health and wellness to watch next year, which they say highlight the sense of “collective urgency” felt by employers and their workforce. For example, the organization has reiterated an ongoing trend in the industry: virtual care won’t go away after the massive increase in use during … Read more

Ginger and Headspace plan merger to rapidly scale up digital mental health services

Marking its first massive mental health company, telemedicine startup Ginger is planning to merge with meditation app Headspace in a deal that will expand its combined reach to 100 million consumers. Ginger and Headspace have entered into a definitive agreement to merge to create Headspace Health in a deal valuing the combined company at $3 … Read more

Google taps Headspace executive to lead tech-driven mental health efforts

Google is ramping up its focus on mental health and has brought in former Headspace CEO Megan Jones Bell to lead its consumer-facing effort. Bell, the former head of strategy and science at Headspace, a meditation app that has just merged with behavioral health company Ginger, is joining Google as clinical director of consumer and … Read more

Mental health provider Ieso lands $53M for digital therapeutics backed by real-world data

UK-based mental health company Ieso has raised $53 million in a Series B round to develop digital treatment systems, the startup announced Tuesday. Ieso offers text-based cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression as well as treatment of other mental health conditions with a network of 600 therapists. But the company has a different vision … Read more