From Frost & Sullivan
SAN ANTONIO and GREENVILLE, N.C., -- eMindLog®, a digital platform for self-measuring stress, anxiety and depression, has won Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 New Product Innovation Award for best practices in the behavioral health smartphone apps industry.
In selecting eMindLog® for the award, Frost & Sullivan said, “Overall, eMindLog® has the ability to lead in this market based not only on the scientific superiority of its app over competitors’, but also considering that it is the first to merge clinical psychology and neuroscience, granting it the first-mover advantage.”
eMindLog®, developed by eMind Science Corp. of Greenville, N.C., merges mobile health technology with the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology about how the brain processes daily subjective experiences into emotions, thoughts and behaviors, which largely determine mental wellbeing.
Using eMindLog® on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer, patients and consumers can accurately and precisely self-measure their stress, anxiety and depression daily and weekly by answering questions about their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Algorithms produce scores and graphical indexes for anxiety, anger, sadness and lack of pleasure.
If they choose, users can securely and confidentially share the resulting data with their doctor or therapist through the platform’s graphically rich reporting dashboard. The data can support better-informed diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care beyond the office visit.
“The most powerful factor of the eMindLog® app is its ability to empower patients in understanding the finer nuances of how their mind functions, and its ailments,” said Siddharth Shah, industry analyst for transformational health at Frost & Sullivan. “Use of the app helps patients better understand their emotional experiences over time and apply that insight to better control their minds. Overall, an empowered patient is in a better position to feel better faster and longer.”
eMindLog® is free to patients and individual users who can establish accounts at www.emindlog.com. The platform includes two fee-based applications: eMindLog Pro™, a portal connecting healthcare providers with patients, and eMindLog Enterprise™, a version for self-insured employers to offer as part of their benefits and wellness programs.
“Our goal for eMindLog® is to engage patients, healthcare providers, employers, healthcare systems and insurers in a robust ecosystem that encourages data-driven behavioral healthcare for better mental wellbeing,” said Michael Heffernan, president, CEO and co-founder of eMind Science Corp. “It can add value to the healthcare system by providing behavioral health data that supports early intervention, reducing emergency care, hospitalization and other treatment costs downstream.”
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