What You Should Know:
– Ellipsis Health launches new voice-based Rising Higher app, enabling behavioral health measurement anytime, anywhere.
– The HIPAA-compliant platform facilitates longitudinal visibility into behavioral health symptoms for enhanced clinical decision support.
Ellipsis Health, pioneer of the first commercial-grade voice-based vital signs to quantify and manage depression and anxiety symptoms at scale, has announced the general availability of the Rising Higher mobile app. Rising Higher is a clinical decision support tool that enables healthcare providers and payors to remotely monitor symptoms in high-risk patient populations. Rising Higher creates behavioral health vital signs by detecting anxiety or depression symptoms via dual acoustic and semantic-based assessments of patient speech – providing critical behavioral health screening as well as monitoring between clinical encounters to improve health outcomes.
Ellipsis Health’s cloud-based machine learning algorithms assess patients’ voice data and generate predictions of depression, anxiety or other behavioral health conditions. The HIPAA-compliant platform facilitates longitudinal visibility into these behavioral health symptoms for enhanced clinical decision support.
Why It Matters
Depression and anxiety symptoms impact one third of Americans and cost the global society over $1 trillion dollars each year. The onset of COVID-19 has highlighted both the immediate value and long-term need for a scalable solution to identify behavioral health symptoms. Representative panel surveys conducted by the CDC to assess mental health during the pandemic among adults found that 40.9% of respondents reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), a considerable increase compared with the same period in 2019.
“At Ellipsis Health, our goal is for every person to have access to mental health professionals and treatment, as we work to eliminate the stigma related to behavioral health issues,” said Mainul Mondal, Founder and CEO, Ellipsis Health. “Healthcare providers alone do not have the bandwidth to solve the problem at scale – but by leveraging the ubiquity of smartphones, behavioral health measurement is now available anytime, anywhere through our Rising Higher app. This groundbreaking development in the quantification of depression and anxiety symptoms is revolutionizing patient care and improves quality of life for Americans seeking help for mental illness.”