March 3rd, 2020

Meru Health and dacadoo join forces to streamline access to effective mental healthcare

Helsinki, Finland and Zurich, Switzerland – Meru Health, a digital clinic setting the new standard of mental healthcare and dacadoo, the global digital health platform provider for healthy lifestyle, have signed a commercial partnership to enable faster, low-threshold access to effective treatment at the earliest symptoms of depression, anxiety, or burnout.

The Swiss company dacadoo ag develops and operates a digital health engagement platform which helps employees actively manage their health in an easy and fun way. It combines motivational techniques derived from behavioral science, with functions from online gaming and social networks that engage employees in holistic health, meaning: Your Body, Mind & Lifestyle. By combining its patented dacadoo Health Score with personalized health coaching from the AI-based coach, dacadoo achieves high levels of long-term user engagement and produces positive health outcomes. 

 

Meru Health, a Finland-and-California-based digital clinic setting the new standard of mental healthcare, offers a licensed-clinician-supported, mobile phone-based digital therapeutic program for depression, anxiety and burnout. Meru’s award-winning and research-based program consists of continuous remote clinician support, at-home therapeutic lessons and practices (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness), biofeedback as well as sleep improvement and nutritional psychiatry

 

dacadoo and Meru Health are connected by a joint mission to make effective mental care more accessible. Now they are joining forces to further lower the threshold to get early support when depression and anxiety arise, allowing fast and sustained recovery.

 “A small nudge at the proper moment can make all the difference between fast, sustainable recovery and a prolonged, treatment-resistant depression. We are excited about this opportunity to combine our human-centric and proven treatment program with dacadoo’s expertise in detection and behavior activation,” says Tuure Parkkinen, Vice Presidents of Partnerships in Europe for Meru Health.

 

“The strategic partnership with Meru Health reflects our desire to collaborate with companies, who share our vision to prevent mental health issues and offer the right expertise & support. dacadoo’s platform and Meru Health’s treatment program both serve the need to improve symptom detection and prevention in the area of mental health. We are very happy to announce our partnership with Meru Health in this area,” says Peter Ohnemus, President & CEO of dacadoo.

For additional information, please contact

Tuure Parkkinen, VP Partnerships

+358 50 531 8115

Rogier Keemink, Marketing Director

About Meru Health

Meru Health is a digital clinic setting the new standard for mental healthcare with remote clinicians (licensed therapists & psychiatrists), anonymous peer-group and a 12-week digital therapeutic treatment program. Meru’s program consists of continuous remote clinician support, at-home therapeutic lessons and practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness & biofeedback, as well as sleep and nutrition coaching.

 

Meru Health is committed to evidence-based care and has published strong clinical outcomes in peer-reviewed medical journals with Stanford University, UC Davis and University of Helsinki. Meru Health has several additional clinical trials ongoing yielding further publications during 2020. In 2019, Meru Health won the “Best Mental Health Company” award by UCSF Digital Health Awards.

 

Meru Health has offices in San Mateo, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, visit: www.meruhealth.com.

About dacadoo

dacadoo is a global technology company and innovative business partner that is driving the digital transformation in healthcare. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, dacadoo develops and operates a mobile-first digital health engagement platform that helps people live healthier, more active lives through a combination of motivational techniques from behavioral science, online gaming and social networks, as well as artificial intelligence and automated coaching. Based on over 300 million person-years of clinical data, its patented, real-time Health Score makes health individually measurable, which provides users with a unique engagement experience, while also offering dacadoo’s enterprise customers an effective way to measure the true health impact of wellness programs. Available in over 13 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white-label solution or it can be integrated into customer products through its API.

For more information please visit: www.dacadoo.com.

Contact: Manuel Heuer, manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com

"A small nudge at the proper moment can make all the difference between fast, sustainable recovery and a prolonged, treatment-resistant depression. We are excited about this opportunity to combine our human-centric and proven treatment program with dacadoo’s expertise in detection and behavior activation."

Tuure Parkkinen, Vice Presidents of Partnerships in Europe for Meru Health

“The strategic partnership with Meru Health reflects our desire to collaborate with companies, who share our vision to prevent mental health issues and offer the right expertise & support. dacadoo’s platform and Meru Health’s treatment program both serve the need to improve symptom detection and prevention in the area of mental health. We are very happy to announce our partnership with Meru Health in this area.”

Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo
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About dacadoo

dacadoo licenses its Digital Health Engagement Platform, including its Health Score, to Life & Health insurance operators (B2B), supplying Insurtech and health-tech solutions to over 35 of the top 100 Life & Health insurance operators globally. Available in over 15 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white label solution or it can be integrated into customers’ products through its API. Through its ‘Connect, Score, Engage’ offering, dacadoo supports Life & Health operators to motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through its SaaS-based Digital Health Engagement Platform. dacadoo also provides its Risk Engine, which calculates probabilities on mortality and morbidity in real-time. dacadoo has over 115 employees across locations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and over 100 filed patents around their digital Life & Health solutions.

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