The Deals that Defined Behavioral Health Investment in 2022

Dealmaking has made behavioral health one of the most interesting segments of the health care sector. And 2022 was no exception even after a historic 2021. Behavioral Health Business has identified a handful of deals that caught our eye as we look back at the year that was 2022. Not all of them are big-dollar […]

What Amazon’s $3.9B Acquisition of One Medical Means for Behavioral Health

Retail giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is furthering its foothold in health care with the acquisition of hybrid primary care provider One Medical (Nasdaq: ONEM) for $3.9 billion. The San Francisco-based health provider will bring to the table its virtual and in-person care capabilities. This acquisition not only gives Amazon more primary care resources, but also […]

After Scoring $17M, Mightier Seeks to Improve Youth Emotional Health through Its Gaming Solutions

Over time, various studies and academic literature have asserted that video games – long thought by many to contribute to adverse behaviors – can have positive emotional effects on users. A believer in the positive power of the video game experience, Boston-based Mightier is a gaming platform designed to improve a variety of behaviors among […]

An Amazon Alum, Spring Health’s New CTO Sets Out to Remove the Guesswork From Behavioral Health Treatment

Just a couple months after rolling out a new value-based care model, Spring Health has also created and filled a new chief technology officer (CTO) position. The behavioral health benefits company tapped Amazon Web Services (AWS) alum Harshit Shah to step into the role in June. With 20 years of software engineering experience, most recently […]

Amazon Launches New Mental Health Benefit for Employees

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has launched a new mental health benefit for its full-time U.S. employees, the online retail giant announced Thursday.  The new program, Resources for Living, is free to workers and their families, who can use it to find personalized, confidential mental health support and daily life assistance. Available services include three free in-person […]

Headspace Teams Up with Amazon for Fitness Band Launch

Headspace has teamed up with Amazon to provide content for the tech giant’s new fitness band, Amazon Halo. Amazon announced the new health and wellness tracker Friday. The product comes in the form of a screenless wrist band equipped with sensors and a suite of tools powered by artificial intelligence. It measures wearers’ body fat […]