Sweden’s Mindler leverages Finnish app to advance digital mental health treatment
Mental health issues are a huge societal challenge, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, one in four people are affected by mental illness at some point in their life, with women twice as likely as men to be diagnosed.
Swedish online mental health treatment platform Mindler has acquired Finnish startup Medified Solutions Oy to improve people’s mental health. The acquisition will help the platform use new technology from Medified to even more accurately measure treatment outcomes.
Founded in 2018 by Rickard Färdig, Johannes Hatem and Rickard Lagerqvist, digital healthcare provider Mindler offers access to fast and efficient treatment through an app, where patients can book video call sessions with psychologists. Krim Talia, CEO of Mindler, said: “The global economy is losing more than $1 trillion a year due to depression and anxiety and in a landscape of rising healthcare costs, governments must invest their budgets in solutions capable of providing the best treatments. We want to give the world better mental health, and that compels us to build the digital treatment platform that offers treatment and value for money.
Founded by medical students in 2019, Medified has developed and clinically implemented digital mental health treatment tracking software. Its data sources provide mental health care with the data needed to measure clinically validated treatment outcomes, while helping to create patient-centered tools for mental health professionals. It is a CE certified medical device and the flow of personal data between professionals and patients is secured with end-to-end encryption.
Valtteri Korkiakoski, CEO of Medified, said: “Solving global mental health issues requires ambition and innovation. With Mindler, we can transform mental health care. »