A Breakthrough in Mental Health

October 21, 2014
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Breakthrough is an online telehealth platform that brings together patients, providers, and insurers so that people with mental health needs can quickly, conveniently, and privately access help in their own homes

Thanks to Silicon Valley Health 2.0 (one of my favorite Meetups), I had a chance to listen to Mark Goldenson, the Founder and CEO of Breakthrough, describe his company. The thing that impressed me the most is that he really understands the industry—he is not trying to sell into the insurance industry (every digital health entrepreneur’s dream). Though he has sold into the insurance industry, including some big ones (Aetna, CareFirst, and Blue Shield of California).

Mark Goldenson says that Breakthrough is an online telehealth platform that brings together patients, providers (therapists), and insurers so that  people with mental health needs can quickly, conveniently, and privately access help in their own homes. This means that patients can access mental health counselors from the comfort of your own home. And, guess what, insurance pays for it. This, according to Mark, is a win-win-win from all three sides (the insurers, the providers, and the patients).

Watch Mark talk about his company at Silicon Valley Health 2.0 in June 2014. This is definitely a company to watch.

You can also read more about Breakthrough here!

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