Behavioral Provider Uses ‘Trial by Fire’ to Turn Telehealth into Sustainable Long-Term Tool

Before the coronavirus, Turning Point Counseling Services admittedly had no experience with remote care models. But today, telehealth represents nearly all of the small Alaskan behavioral health provider’s business. And going forward, virtual care delivery will remain an important part of the Fairbanks-based agency’s strategy, according to Nick Kraska, chief operating officer and CFO of […]

MAT Providers Push for COVID-19-Related Flexibilities to Continue Post-Pandemic

The coronavirus has changed the face of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), in many ways, for the better.  Virus-related flexibilities have made it easier for patients to get medication, attend therapy sessions and avoid the stigma often associated with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. While it’s unclear what the SUD landscape will look like in the future, […]

Headspace, Microsoft Partner for New Teams Meditation Feature

The Santa Monica, California-based digital mindfulness and meditation company Headspace has teamed up with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to bring a set of mindfulness exercises and meditations into the tech provider’s Teams platform.  Teams is a business-oriented communication and collaboration platform that gives workers access to chat features, video meetings, file storage and application integration. Microsoft’s […]

UHS, Eleos Health Launch AI Pilot to Improve Behavioral Outcomes

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) has teamed up with Eleos Health, a digital behavioral health solutions provider, to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) pilot study.  The goal is to measure the effectiveness of a new behavioral health software that uses AI and voice analysis to improve behavioral health treatments and outcomes. If the small, […]

Headspace Exec Pushes Back on App Criticism, Touts 500% Spike in Employer Offering Interest

Mental health and mindfulness apps have boomed amid the pandemic, and Santa Monica, California-based Headspace is no exception. In June, the digital mindfulness and meditation company pulled in another $47.7 million in Series C funding. That’s on top of the $53 million it touted back in February, pushing its total Series C equity funding raised […]

AI Algorithm Could Help Predict SUD, Personalize Rehab Treatment Plans

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed a new algorithm that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify homeless youth at risk of developing substance use disorder (SUD). The hope is that the formula will eventually help homeless centers intervene with personalized rehab programs before and after at-risk youth develop SUD. “If it brings about even […]

Livongo, Magellan Health Partner to Accelerate Digital Behavioral Health

Magellan Health (Nasdaq: MGLN) — a managed care organization (MCO) — and Livongo (Nasdaq: LVGO) — a digital health management company — are teaming up to accelerate self-directed behavioral health care. The strategic partnership will give Magellean customers and their members constant access to Livongo for Behavioral Health’s digital, self-guided services. The two companies will […]

Partnership Helps Tele-Behavioral Health Provider Revamp Referral Process, Integrated Approach

A new partnership aims to improve behavioral health access and care coordination in one of the most underserved, highest need parts in the country. Frontier Psychiatry, a telepsychiatry provider, and CrossTx, a referral management solutions provider, have teamed up to make it happen. The goal is to make psychiatric care accessible to all the residents […]