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A Old Player in a New Playground

There is really a lot that human beings can do well, but truth be told, there is nothing we do better than growing on a consistent basis. This ability, in particular, has allowed us to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a major member of the stated squad. The reason why technology enjoys such an esteemed stature among people is largely down to its skill-set, which notably enough, led us towards a reality that we couldn’t have imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look a little bit closer, it will become clear how the whole runner was also inspired by the way we applied those skills across a real-world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, including a timely appearance on our healthcare block. Technology’s foray into healthcare was so perfectly-timed, as it came right when the sector was beginning to struggle against its own obsolete structure. This reality, of course, went through a complete overhaul under the new regime, but even after realizing such a monumental feat, the new and budding medtech concept will somehow continue producing all the right goods. The same has only turned more evident over the recent past, and a new development gives it every bit of chance to turn significantly stronger moving forward.

Calm, a wellness company known for providing meditation and relaxation techniques, is officially set to enter the core healthcare space by launching a new platform in Calm Health. According to certain reports, Calm Health is designed to expand the company’s focus outside of the B2C market. Hence, it will be more focused on working alongside dedicated healthcare providers, payers, as well as self-insured employers. But how will it work? Well, once you have downloaded the app, you’ll be asked to complete a mental health screening. The purpose of this screening is to inform the system about your condition and help it in putting-together a condition-specific program recommendation. Serving a combination of audio and video content, these programs will be based on the framework of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy and dialectical therapy.

“Calm historically has been focused on helping people with relaxation, teaching them meditation,” said Rhett Woods, Calm Health vice president of product. “The new solution is focused on the intersection between mental and physical health because what we’ve come to realize is that mental and physical health are totally intertwined.”

The new platform, at least in the initial phase, will specifically cater to the needs of people suffering from anxiety and depression. However, if available details are to be believed, then the company is already working to provide support for people struggling against various physical health-related conditions, such as hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and cancer etc.

While this is the first time Calm is venturing into healthcare, the company has made some B2B efforts in the past. A clear example of it is evident in a program called Calm Business, which is being used by more than 3,000 organizations, including Lincoln, GoFundMe, and more.

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