Verily’s SUD Organization OneFifteen Cuts Ties with Samaritan, Moves Toward Full Provider Status

OneFifteen is moving from a management service organization to a full substance use disorder (SUD) provider, parting ways with its former operating partner, Samaritan Behavioral Health. The decision marks a new chapter for one of the more interesting companies in the SUD space. “We set up OneFifteen as a management services organization and partnered with […]

Inside Google’s Tech-Enabled Approach to Revolutionize Addiction Treatment

Google’s life science-focused sister company Verily has made a bet on a brick-and-mortar opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment center. This comes as the technology conglomerate – along with its parent company and other business segments – continues to move further into behavioral health care. The Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) life science subsidiary teamed up with […]

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 […]

Google Taps Headspace Executive for Mental Health Leadership Role

After reorganizing its health division, Google has made a new hire with the addition of Megan Jones Bell as its clinical director of consumer and mental health. The tech giant made the announcement in a press release Tuesday, with Bell assuming her new role this week. Bell arrives at Google from Headspace Health, where she […]

OneFifteen Using Science, Google-Backed Partnership to Tackle SUD

The nation’s substance use disorder (SUD) epidemic continues to climb to new heights, with opioid use disorder (OUD) proving especially hard to beat back. But in a region of the country that knows too well the toll of OUD, one treatment provider is stepping up in the fight through a partnership with one the world’s […]

Modern Health’s New COO Brings Lessons Learned from Google, Lyft Amid Era of Hypergrowth

Modern Health — a behavioral health unicorn that bills itself as a one-stop shop for employee mental health benefits — has added a new chief operating officer. Gyre Renwick, a Silicon Valley alum who was an early employee at both Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Lyft (Nasdaq: LYFT), stepped into the position earlier this month. Headquartered […]

Quartet Health Collaborates with Blue Cross NC for Value-Based Behavioral Health Payment Model

Quartet Health, a technology platform services company for behavioral health providers, has reached an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) to establish a new value-based payment model for the Tar Heel State insurer. The goal is to ensure people get high-quality mental health care in a timely manner while improving […]