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New Mobile Health Platform eMindLog™ Helps Consumers Track Stress, Anxiety, Depression for Mental Wellbeing

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GREENVILLE, N.C., March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Just as people routinely monitor the vital signs of their bodies – blood pressure, temperature, cholesterol, sleep and exercise, etc. – for physical health, now they can track the vital signs of their minds for mental wellbeing.

A new mobile health platform, eMindLog™, allows people to take control of their mental wellbeing by self-measuring their stress, anxiety and depression using their smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Consumers can also use it to determine how much their medication, therapy, meditation or yoga is helping.

With eMindLog, consumers can self-measure their stress, anxiety and depression for better mental wellbeing. They can opt to securely share their data with a doctor or therapist using the eMindLog Pro application, supporting better-informed diagnosis, treatment and followup care.

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eMindLog™ Provides Quantitative Self-Measurement of the Mind for Value Care Outcomes in Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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GREENVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eMind Science Corp.’s new mobile health platform, eMindLog™, is helping people take control of their mental wellbeing by empowering quantitative self-measurement of the vital signs of their minds.

“Stress, anxiety and depression are pervasive in today’s world, and they take a heavy toll on our health, productivity and personal relationships,” says Michael Heffernan, president, CEO and cofounder of eMind Science Corp. “We developed eMindLog™ as an easy-to-use, secure digital tool for tracking behavioral health, with the option to share results with a healthcare provider for early diagnosis and treatment.”

Using eMindLog™ on a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer, patients and other users can accurately and precisely self-measure their stress, anxiety and depression daily and weekly by answering questions about their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. The questions take about three minutes to answer. Algorithms produce scores and graphical indexes for anxiety, anger, sadness and lack of pleasure.

If they choose, users can securely and confidentially share the resulting data with their doctor or therapist through the platform’s graphically rich reporting dashboard. The data can support better-informed diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care beyond the office visit.

“Diagnosing and treating depression and anxiety in the primary care setting has always been difficult, mainly because of time limitations in the office and lack of data over time,” says Fredrick Teixeira, M.D., an internal medicine physician at Vidant Health in Washington, N.C. “This health platform gives us actionable data over whatever time we choose, in a way that makes for more accurate and quicker diagnosis. It also allows for better ways to see if our treatments are successful with a glance of the graphic data.”

eMindLog™ merges mobile health technology with the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology about how the brain processes daily subjective experiences into the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that largely determine mental wellbeing.

The platform empowers patients and users with knowledge of their own minds and a vocabulary with visual reports that help them express quantitatively how they are feeling. More informed patients lead to better relationships with healthcare providers.

“User data can indicate important mental health trends including potential thresholds for clinical anxiety and depression,” says Philip T. Ninan, M.D., the company’s co-founder, chairman and chief scientific officer. “When the data is shared, it can give healthcare providers a wealth of quantitative information for optimal diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for better health outcomes.”

eMindLog™ is free to patients and other individual users, who can establish accounts at www.emindlog.com. The platform includes two other fee-based applications: eMindLog Pro, a portal connecting healthcare providers with patients, and eMindLog Enterprise™, a version for self-insured employers to offer as part of their benefits and wellness programs.

eMindLog Pro™ is intended not only for primary care physicians and therapists but for specialists treating major accidental injuries or chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Patients in these situations often experience fear, stress and anxiety, leading to depression that can in turn hinder their physical recovery.

Heffernan says the eMindLog™ platform can add value to the healthcare system by providing behavioral health data that supports early intervention, reducing emergency care, hospitalization and other treatment costs downstream.

“Our goal for eMindLog™ is to engage patients, healthcare providers, employers, healthcare systems and insurers in a robust ecosystem that encourages data-driven behavioral healthcare for better mental wellbeing,” Heffernan says.

eMindLog™ is a private, secure, cloud-based system, and only users can see their personalized data, unless they opt to share it. The system is compliant with HIPAA standards and meets current healthcare reporting requirements.

At least 75 million adults in the United States are estimated to have high or extreme stress and/or anxiety or depressive disorders. Untreated mental illness costs the U.S. at least $105 billion in lost productivity each year, according to a Harvard University study.

Mobile-health technology solutions like eMindLog™ are a potent antidote because an estimated 3.4 billion people worldwide have smartphones or tablets, and half of them have downloaded health applications, representing an addressable health-app market of $1.5 billion.

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eMind Science Corp.
Michael Heffernan, 404-435-4060
President and CEO

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Congratulations, Dr. Ninan!

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Congratulations to Philip Ninan, M.D., eMind Science, Chairman and CSO who received the President’s Award for his services as Program Chair 2015-2016 at the annual meeting and scientific session of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association September 10, 2016.

Dr. Thomas Penders with Dr. Philip Ninan at the NCPA Annual Meeting and Scientific Session on September 10, 2016

Dr. Thomas Penders with Dr. Philip Ninan at the NCPA Annual Meeting and Scientific Session on September 10, 2016

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Mobile Health for Your Mind

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screens-emindeMindScience™ is developing mobile, mental health tracking through a scientifically validated range of self-measurement apps – eMindLog™ – delivered to any mobile device, enabling self-measurement of daily and weekly behavior.

eMindLog™ provides meaningful, individual dashboard reporting based on data populated from frequent, self-measurement over time creating a rich profile of key indicators for stress, anxiety, and related depressive disorders.

With a soft launch Fall 2016 the eMindLog™ will allow users, patients, and their healthcare providers to track Emotions, Thoughts and Behaviors in our first app focused on stress, anxiety and depression, with graphic dashboard reporting right to your mobile device or computer; and if chosen shared with a healthcare provider, thereby extending the reach of care beyond the office visit.

Your healthcare provider can connect to eMindLog Network™ through eMindLog Pro™, a dedicated secure HIPAA compliant portal.

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eMindLog™ – Measuring Vital Signs of Your Mind™

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Welcome to eMindScience

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We have just launched our website and blog and are excited to share our vision for eMindScience Ecosystem™ dedicated to self-measurement of the mind.

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Mobile Health

A recent study predicts that more than 3.4 billion people will have smartphones or tablets with access to mobile health apps by 2017. Fifty percent of them will have downloaded health apps, with the addressable health app market being $1.5 billion. Bringing the best, validated, neuroscience-based protocols to the market must be done with innovative technology that exploits the immediacy and convenience of mobile platforms. Smartphones and tablets currently out-sell desk and laptop computers with the average user engaging their smartphone 46 times daily. eMindLog™ is is designed for cross-platform use thereby increasing adoption through the consumer’s familiar platform.

Sports and healthcare wearables are part of the ongoing evolution of wearable self-tracking. These applications are moving from being fitness and wellness devices to being able to directly impact medical conditions, improve diagnosis and care, and ultimately save lives. The market for healthcare wearables is very much in its infancy, though there is a considerable amount of activity across the healthcare value chain.

Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Wearables are being seen as an extension of the digital transformation of healthcare. They help pharmaceutical companies expand clinical trials, enable insurance companies to engage with customers by incentivizing healthier living, help healthcare providers improve the delivery of care, and empower patients by providing them access to their own health data. Through eMindScience integration with wearables and mobile apps, resulting data on individual mind-body performance health opens new market opportunities.  Strategic opportunities will be pursued to partner and integrate within the professional healthcare, mobile applications, and consumer wearables market as well as eMindScience Enterprise™ level solutions for employee assisted programs (EAPs) within companies, organizations, and government agencies worldwide.

Self-measurement of the Mind

Within the wearable and self-tracking biometrics evolution little is being done to address critical individual knowledge and understanding through self-measurement of the mind. The marketplace is awash with free apps that encourage mindfulness, meditation, mood, and broad assessment of general feelings some of which are based on cognitive behavior therapy assessment. Some apps involve voluntary participation in chat rooms and access to an online therapist.

Our goal is to enable self-measurement through eMindLog™ with connectivity in a network, Connecting Minds, and proving measurable value and outcomes in self-measurement based on neuroscience with the option to link with a healthcare provider to extend treatment and care beyond the office visit.

To follow our developments and stay connected, sign up for updates.

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