Mental Health

Virtual Outpatient Addiction Care Produces Promising Outcomes

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation shares early data CENTER CITY (Oct. 8, 2020) – In late March, the flurry of everyday life quieted to the hum of laptops and the vibration of a phone, and addiction care—like so much else—found a new path forward. Pandemic restrictions prompted a pivot from on-site intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment to […]

Rates of Follow-up After a Diagnosis of Depression Show Substantial Room for Improvement

MNCM releases its Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and Adolescents report MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2020) – MN Community Measurement, an independent nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement, has released a new report on outcomes for treatment of depression in Minnesota.  The Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands Access Statewide To Supportive Care Services From Livio Health

Virtual Care Available Statewide at No Additional Cost for Medicare Advantage and Fully Insured Commercial Members SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that supportive care services from Livio Health will be expanded for the second time this year, making access available to more than 240,000 Blue […]

World-Champion Gymnast Aly Raisman Partners with Sanvello to Advance Mental Health Solutions

Leading behavioral care provider also introduces nationwide availability of new mental health coaching services and expands therapy offering to 10 states MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today announced a new partnership with gold medal gymnast and wellness advocate, Aly Raisman. The […]

For the Record with Dr. Russell Morfitt, Co-Founder and Clinical Leader, Learn to Live

Dr. Russ Morfitt is the Co-Founder and Chief Psychology Officer of Learn to Live. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota and has been helping people live better lives for more than 20 years, first through treating anxiety in underserved populations in his clinical practice and, in recent years, through delivering […]

Military ‘battle buddy’ system comes to hospitals and clinics

Via University of Minnesota “’This situation is new for everyone—a pandemic is one of the few instances in civilian life [in which] healthcare workers are faced with the possibility of risk to self and risk to family while caring for patients,’ says Barbara Gold, a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.” “In MinnRAP, healthcare workers […]

Fairview Launches Innovative Workplace Behavioral Health Service For Employers

Newest offering to suite of workplace services focuses on improving behavioral health and well-being while lowering employer health care costs MINNEAPOLIS — To help address growing behavioral health challenges in the region and rising employer health care costs, Fairview Employer Solutions today launched Behavioral Health & Well-Being. Much more than a traditional Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fairview’s […]

VA Partners with CaringBridge

Platform connects service members, Veterans and their caregivers with loved ones during a health journey WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has partnered with CaringBridge, a global nonprofit social network, to aid in Veterans’ connection and communication with their support communities.   CaringBridge provides free, secure, personal websites — as […]

Event Recap: New Models In Addressing Mental Health

Medical Alley has long been recognized as a place where innovation happens. The life-changing work that is done here often happens because people with diverse backgrounds and ideas join together to solve critical problems, and the results are life-improving, deeply meaningful discoveries and advances. To show the amazing work happening in Medical Alley and to, […]

Continuing the Conversation in Mental Health

Q & A with Brendan Shane, Director, Behavioral Health Operations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Brendan Shane was a featured speaker at the Leading the Conversation: New Models for Addressing Mental Health and is the Director of Behavioral Health for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Brendan assumed this role in November 2016 […]

Keep your finger on the pulse of Medical Alley from anywhere with the ALLEY NEWSLETTER