Behavioral Health Companies Looking to Grow Their Enterprise Business ‘Still Need to Build The D2C Acquisition Muscle’

Several digital behavioral health companies are making the move from direct-to-consumer to business-to-business models, looking to create a larger market share. While a B2B approach may lead to a more extensive client base, companies looking to make the leap must be prepared to add higher privacy standards and the proven ROI that corporate entities expect. […]

Talkiatry Adds to Leadership Team, DBH Taps New Leader of Virtual Programming

Talkiatry fills leadership roles with new hires Virtual behavioral health provider Talkiatry has added to its leadership team with two new hires. Adam Bunke joins New York-based Talkiatry as its head of design. Bunke comes to the company from Philips, where he was a design director and creative strategist for the global conglomerate. Bunke has […]

Payers Praise Advanced Analytics as a Way to Improve Behavioral Care, Rein in Spending

Health care spending for decades has risen significantly, and it is projected to soar past $6 trillion by 2028. With advancements in technology, logic would bear that data tracking systems could coordinate care better and thus reduce costs, especially benefitting behavioral health providers where demand for services continues to grow. And yet, Sheila Talton says […]

New Directions Behavioral Health Acquires Digital Solutions Company Tridiuum

New Directions Behavioral Health, which provides a range of behavioral health services in partnership with various entities, announced Friday that it is purchasing digital health solutions platform Tridiuum. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, New Directions works with payors, employers and higher education institutions to serve over 15 million members nationwide. New Directions’ offerings include managed […]

Cerebral Raises $300M as Valuation Hits $4.8B, Eyes Expansion and M&A

Online mental health company Cerebral announced on Wednesday that it has raised $300 million in Series C investments, bringing the total amount raised by the company to $462 million. Funding for Cerebral’s round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, which is a venture capital fund of SoftBank Group. The round also drew participation from […]

Ria Health Partnering with Highmark to Cover Insurance Costs for AUD Treatment

Ria Health, a telehealth provider of treatment services for alcohol use disorder (AUD), is joining forces with Highmark to make coverage available for the insurer’s members. Under the agreement announced Tuesday, Ria will be offered to over 5 million members of Pittsburgh-based Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate that covers residents in Pennsylvania, Delaware […]

Digital Substance Abuse Treatment Startups Captivate Investors, Payers

In America today, the need for more substance use disorder (SUD) interventions is clear. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, and the alcohol-related death rate was twice what it was 20 years earlier. Those statistics don’t include nearly 20 million others who did not die but still battled SUD that year. […]

VC Interest in Digital Behavioral Health Companies Remains Hot

Venture capitalists continued to take a special interest in digital behavioral health companies in the third quarter of 2019, keeping alive a three-year steak of hot deal activity in the space. That’s according to a Q3 report from Rock Health, a venture fund that invests only in digital health companies. Across all sectors, digital health […]