Does digital mental health need to rethink user engagement?

Highmark expands access to device that helps manage panic, PTSD symptoms

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the conversation surrounding the potential for digital mental health applications to solve gaps in mental health care access—a welcome conversation given the enormous unmet need. But there is still little consensus among industry stakeholders around

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Roivant extends AI drug discovery reach with $450M Silicon Therapeutics buyout

Roivant extends AI drug discovery reach with $450M Silicon Therapeutics buyout

  Roivant Sciences has technology that uses computer modeling to design drugs that harness the body’s natural way of disposing of old or damaged proteins. On Friday, the company unveiled a $450 million acquisition that could expand that platform’s reach,

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4 takeaways from Teladoc’s earnings

4 takeaways from Teladoc’s earnings

After a busy year which saw record numbers of patients turning to virtual visits, Teladoc faces a big question: will it be able to keep up the pace? The New York-based telehealth company nearly doubled its revenue last year, bringing

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Mercy, Humana partner to expand access to virtual, value-based care

Humana, IBM Watson Health team up to provide access to AI chatbot

                On the heels of a coordinated care agreement with Anthem, St. Louis-based Mercy is partnering with another health insurer. On Thursday, the health system announced it was entering into an agreement with

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J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets vote of confidence from FDA advisory panel

J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets vote of confidence from FDA advisory panel

The U.S. is one step closer to making available another Covid-19 vaccine after a panel of experts voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization for a shot developed by Johnson & Johnson. The independent panel, comprised of mostly physicians,

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How TikTok can help mental health experts reach the audience that needs them the most

How TikTok can help mental health experts reach the audience that needs them the most

It’s no secret that TikTok has taken the world by storm — especially throughout the pandemic — and there are no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. In fact, TikTok users grew 75% from January to September 2020. Because

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StartUPDATES: New developments for healthcare startups

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Outcomes4Me Inc., developer of a free mobile app and platform to navigate cancer treatment and care, is expanding its patient offering with a medication tracker that makes regimens a core part of the app experience. When adding a medication, the

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Hospitals could lose $53B this year — and that’s in the best-case scenario

Hospitals could lose $53B this year — and that's in the best-case scenario

Even in the most hopeful scenario, U.S. hospitals are expected to face a massive financial loss in 2021, according to a new report. Prepared by Kaufman Hall and released by the American Hospital Association, the report uses historical revenue data

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MedCity Pivot Podcast: Sean Slovenski wants to create a diagnostics world minus the laboratories

MedCity Pivot Podcast: Sean Slovenski wants to create a diagnostics world minus the laboratories

Last year, Sean Slovenski left Walmart to join a company in the world of diagnostics at a time when the industry became front and center to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. From his perch as president of  Walmart Health, Slovenski realized

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More healthcare startups go public through SPACs — but will they succeed?

More healthcare startups go public through SPACs — but will they succeed?

From the beginning, Hims & Hers CEO Andrew Dudum had imagined he would take his startup public through a traditional IPO. But last month, the direct-to-consumer health startup ended up taking a different route. The startup merged with a special-purpose

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