‘Mindstrong’ a California Based Startup is Reshaping Mental Health Through Data Measurement, Data Science, and Virtual Care Models
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Mindstrong Health develops comprehensive care pathways based on passively collected, continuous and objective measures of cognitive function and mood. Solutions include a patient-facing app, a provider-facing product, and clinical services that leverage its telehealth-enabled measurement science and engagement platform. Mindstrong is partnered with leading organizations committed to advancing medical innovation and improving healthcare delivery for patients, including pharmaceutical companies, large payers and providers, large employers, and state and county governments, in addition to top-tier academic institutions for clinical research.
The company, which has developed a digital platform for providing therapy to patients with severe mental illnesses ranging from schizophrenia to obsessive-compulsive disorders, is looking to tackle a problem that costs the American healthcare system $20 billion per month.
Unlike companies like Headspace and Calm, which have focused on the mental wellness market for the mass consumer, Mindstrong is focused on people with severe mental health conditions. That means people who are either bipolar, schizophrenic or have a major depressive disorder. It’s a much larger population than most Americans think, and they face a critical problem in their ability to receive adequate care.
The startup also provides access to therapists via phone and video consultations or text-based asynchronous communications, based on user preference.