In recognition of World Mental Health Day and the importance of changing the Country’s narrative on mental health, Rx.Health and BrainCheck are proud to announce a strategic partnership focused on providing cognitive benefits to patients
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2017 -- In recognition of World Mental Health Day and the importance of changing the Country's narrative on mental health, Rx.Health and BrainCheck are proud to announce a strategic partnership focused on providing cognitive benefits to patients through digital therapeutics. World Mental Health Day was established in 1992 to advocate against the social stigma surrounding mental health issues and raise awareness of mental health education worldwide.
BrainCheck's products will now be fully integrated onto Rx.Health's RxUniverse Digital Medicine Prescribing Platform, which enables physicians to prescribe evidence-based mobile apps, multi-media education, wearables, and customized care plans for various diseases, procedures and surgeries at the point of care. BrainCheck's digital technologies provide doctors and patients with a comprehensive understanding of the brain to assess brain performance with innovative neurocognitive testing.
"Through our partnership with Rx.Health, we are now able to reach thousands of patients and providers in healthcare systems around the world," said Dr. Yael Katz, co-founder and CEO of BrainCheck. "This signals a substantial step toward delivering on our promise of making a cognitive health assessment a routine part of healthcare."
Experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease suffer from depression. Cognitive impairment and mental health conditions often go hand-in-glove, with depression leading to difficulty "thinking" and impaired cognition leading to depression. Because both cognitive and psychiatric conditions can lead to decreased quality of life, it is critical to assess cognitive function in all mental health patients.
BrainCheck was conceptualized and spun out of the Baylor College of Medicine, where co-founder Dr. David Eagleman pioneered the vision of empowering patients to take control of their cognitive health with intuitive, interactive assessments. Widely recognized as a visionary in the field of neuroscience for over 20 years, Dr. Eagleman is also a New York Times best-selling author, a TED speaker, and the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS series "The Brain." "You get a clear picture of your body's health with a visit to the doctor, but no measure at all of your brain health," said Eagleman. "BrainCheck allows people to get a clear picture of their cognitive function through time."
"If you've got your toe in the water of Digital Medicine, you're aware that the application of digital therapeutics to cognitive wellness is tremendous and absolutely necessary," said Pavan Choksi, who heads corporate development at Rx.Health. "BrainCheck not only represents the gold standard in this space, but also shares a similar ethos with Rx.Health as a data-driven company born out of a top academic medical center."
Rx.Health is defining the delivery of Digital Medicine. Formerly Responsive Health, a spinoff from the Mount Sinai Health System, Rx.Health is dedicated to facilitating the digital revolution in healthcare. Rx.Health's flagship product, RxUniverse, is the first enterprise-based Digital Medicine delivery system that enables physicians to prescribe evidence-based mobile health applications, multi-media education, wearables, and digital therapeutics to patients at the point of care.
Information on Rx.Health and RxUniverse is available at http://Rx.Health and http://RxUniverse.com, or follow Rx.Health on Twitter @Rx_Health and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/Rx-Health.
BrainCheck's goal is to democratize cognitive health by bringing its interactive testing platform to people everywhere. Available on iPhone, iPad and desktop, in English and Spanish, BrainCheck assesses multiple cognitive domains in minutes and delivers results that can be shared with family members, caregivers, and clinicians. BrainCheck is used by individuals, athletic teams, senior organizations, and doctors around the world, and is spreading rapidly. The platform also includes special content by renowned neuroscientist, author and speaker Dr. David Eagleman to give people insights into the inner workings of the brain and a better understanding of their brain health.
To learn more, please visit http://www.braincheck.com.