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By Jonah Comstock December 10, 2015
Mobile therapy startup Talkspace is partnering with two universities to validate its text- and video-based mental health services. Talkspace has launched a 500-person study of anxiety, stress, and depression at Columbia University and is in talks to launch a study with Duke of post-traumatic stress disorder. "We’re looking at the efficiency and the efficacy of our modality, which is primarily...
By Jonah Comstock May 12, 2015
The VA Boston Healthcare System will launch a pilot using the Basis Peak wearable. The wristworn device will be used to evaluate the effect of a drug on veterans' sleep habits. San Francisco-based Basis, which was acquired by Intel last year, is donating 1,000 Basis devices to the Boston VA, some of which will be used for the sleep study, and others of which will be used for the VA's Move! weight...
By Aditi Pai March 23, 2015
Boston and San Francisco-based Pear Therapeutics, not to be confused with Pear Sports, has raised an undisclosed sum in a round led by 5AM Ventures. The company has developed a product called eFormulations that combines medication for a specific condition with a digital therapy program. The eFormulations product will be prescribed by physicians to their patients. Depending on the patient's...
By Brian Dolan February 11, 2015
Boston-based Neumitra, which has developed a wearable that continuously measures the autonomic nervous system to track stress levels, has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from the Thiel Foundation's Breakout Labs. Breakout Labs typically invests between $100,000 and $350,000 in its portfolio companies, which include Palo Alto, California-based "EKG for the gut" device maker G-Tech....
By Aditi Pai November 11, 2013
Chicago-based Prevail Health has received a 12-month contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help ensure that veterans are given access to mental healthcare services. The partnership, beginning this month, will help make sure Prevail Health's Vets Prevail program reaches thousands of veterans. The program, developed with technology backed by the National Science Foundation,...
By Aditi Pai September 22, 2013
Crohnology.com This week in digital health, Farzad Mostashari told MobiHealthNews that he would prefer that the Food and Drug Administration unilaterally issue a long-anticipated final guidance on mobile medical apps rather than waiting for inter-agency consensus, Healthbox announced its first Nashville class, and fitness equipment maker Precor launched a new developer portal for its open API...
By Jonah Comstock February 4, 2013
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), an agency of the Department of Defense, has been introducing online and mobile health tools for people in the military, veterans, and their families since 2008. Their newest offering, BioZen, is an effort to get ahead of the trend of personal sensors and provide a free mobile tool to help people use those sensors to improve their health...
By Neil Versel December 11, 2012
While the Veterans Health Administration bets heavily on mobile health and telemedicine, another major federally run healthcare organization, the Military Health System, is treading more carefully. "If people don't see us running out as fast, it's because we have to manage a global environment in a mobile, secure manner," Military Health System CTO Mark Goodge writes in a guest column for Federal...

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