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Scaling Software & Growing a Client Base to Address the Mental Health Crisis
Speaker: Peter Hames, Co-Founder & CEO, Big Health
Tuesday, August 31, 1:00 to 2:00 PM PST (Live Stream)
After a personal experience with insomnia, Big Health Co-Founder and CEO Peter Hames had a major revelation. Despite mounting clinical evidence that non-drug therapies, including behavioral medicine, are the most effective solution for insomnia and other mental health conditions, the most common treatment for these conditions are drugs. In fact, 82% of people diagnosed with mental health issues receive medication. In response, Hames founded Big Health, a digital therapeutic for poor sleep and worry and anxiety. Big Health delivers behavioral medicine in a fully digital format – without needing coaches or clinicians. Through a scalable approach, and more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and 13 randomized controlled trials, Big Health provides personalized care for those who wouldn’t otherwise receive it.
Big Health works with self-insured employers, including Comcast, Boston Medical Center, and The Hartford, to provide proven mental health solutions to their employees. As part of the CVS Health Point Solutions Management program, Big Health simplifies billing and reimbursement for plan sponsors and their members. During this session, Hames will share his insights on using software to scale care solutions, the importance of clinical evidence, creating a delightful user experience, and how to best support clients in a crowded marketplace.