News

September 1, 2016: The Future Of Treatment Tech Is Blended (OPEN MINDS)

“And to take a look at the future of technology in the field, my colleague and OPEN MINDS senior associate Steve Ramsland, Ed.D. convened a lively town hall forum, The Future Of Health Care Technology: A Town Hall Discussion With Digital Health Executives, featuring Anupam Khandelwal, chief executive officer of SageSurfer; Eve Phillips, chief executive officer of Empower Interactive; and Dr. Corey McCann, chief executive officer of Pear Therapeutics.” Read more.

 

September 8, 2015: 5 Companies Greening Healthcare With Telehealth Services (Forbes)

“Keep an eye on these five companies, each blazing trails in telehealth and poised to become household names.” Read more.

 

July 31, 2015: When Your Therapist Is a Computer (US News & World Report)

“For people with mental health problems, computer-based programs can be an effective alternative or addition to face-to-face therapy.” Read more.

 

May 16, 2015: Tackling Treatment-Resistant Depression Using CBT (Psychiatry Advisor)

Empower co-founder Dr. Jesse Wright presents with Dr. Judith Beck at the annual American Psychiatric Association convention on cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) for treatment-resistant depression. Read more.

 

April 16, 2015: Empower CEO Speaks on Digital Delivery of Medicine

This Health Enterprises Network event focuses on the digital delivery of medicine, its impact on the physical and behavioral health outcomes of patients and where we’re headed in terms of health benefit trends. Panelists include Eve Phillips, CEO of Empower Interactive, and Sander Domaszewicz, health consumerism lead at Mercer.

 

January 9, 2015: Get Well: Online program developed by U of L professor is sign of bright future for behavioral therapy (Insider Louisville)

“Traditionally, if you hit a wall of depression or anxiety or some other personal emotional crisis, your choices were to either figure it out for yourself or seek therapy. What that meant was week after week talking with a psychiatrist or other therapist to figure out a solution.” Read more.

 

April 29, 2014: How will telemedicine shape the future of health care?

“Ask anyone in health care and they’ll likely tell you that telemedicine has the potential to change their industry drastically.” Read more about Empower and other innovative approaches in telemedicine.

 

August 4, 2013: Computer-assisted treatments help patients conquer their phobias (The Courier Journal)

Empower co-founder Dr. Jesse Wright is interviewed about applications of technology to address phobias.

 

May 10, 2013: Empower Chosen as Finalist for the HealthBeat 2013 “Grand Rounds Innovation Showdown”

In VentureBeat’s inaugural conference focused on health technology innovation, Empower was chosen from over a hundred companies as one of ten finalists in their startup competition.

 

April 19, 2013: Empower featured in Kaiser’s TEDMED reception.

“Innovation and connection are two of the main themes of each year’s TEDMED conference, and this year was no exception. In that spirit, Kaiser Permanente hosted a reception for delegates, and industry thought leaders on Thursday night featuring eight innovative start-ups.” Read more.

 

December 20, 2012: 4 startups making it easier to get mental health help

Here are four startups that are taking a variety of approaches to behavioral health, from overcoming the problem of access to improving the quality of care.

 

September 19, 2012: Empower Selected as a Healthcare Transformer by StartUp Health

Empower Interactive has been selected as one of the 12 newest Healthcare Transformers by StartUp Health. This program is focused on companies that are “fixing a broken healthcare system in ways that significantly reduce costs and dramatically improve care”.

 

June 5, 2012: New Book Helps People Overcome Depression

The newly released book, “Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness” was co-authored by Empower Co-Founder & Head of our Clinical Advisory Board, Dr. Jesse Wright, M.D., Ph.D.

If you have experienced depression, the new book “Breaking Free from Depression: Pathways to Wellness” could help you overcome this problem. Written by a father-daughter team of experts in treating depression, the book is full of useful tips and exercises to build skills in controlling symptoms and achieving wellness. Drs. Jesse Wright and Laura McCray looked for “evidence-based” treatments (ones that have been proven effective in research studies) and describe how people can use the most powerful of these methods to put depression behind them.

 

September 22, 2011: Good Days Ahead Launches on Help for Depression through Partnership between Empower Interactive and Healthline Networks

Empower Interactive, Inc. today announced the launch of the consumer version of Good Days Ahead, the online program for anxiety and depression, on Help for Depression, a site focused on helping consumers cope with depression and anxiety developed by Healthline Networks, the fastest growing provider of intelligent health information services. Good Days Ahead provides access to evidence-based self-help applications for individuals experiencing depression and anxiety.

 

August 29, 2011: Empower Selected as DC to VC Finalist!

The Empower team is pleased to announce our selection as a finalist in the 2011 DC to VC Health IT Startup Showcase.