Israel and United States
This startup is bridging the gap between the demand and availability of behavioural health professionals by increasing the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis and treatment.
Advances in medtech over recent years have seen artificial intelligence applied to almost every part of the healthcare industry. It is used to reduce time spent on administration, assist patients with lifestyle changes, aid professionals with data-driven diagnostics, and plenty more. Leveraging AI across healthcare can reduce time and stress for both patients and practitioners while improving the accuracy of diagnostics and treatments.
The pandemic has significantly increased the demand for mental health professionals as fear and uncertainty take their toll on the population. Burnout is a common problem for the industry, with over 40% of such clinicians leaving their organisation within the first three years. It is estimated that by 2025, the US will have a shortage of 4.5 million industry professionals. Being overworked is not only reflected in rates of burnout but also by increasing the risk of mistakes. When people work long hours and race through assessments, they are more likely to overlook areas of their work.
Enter Eleos Health, a startup based in Israel that uses voice AI to improve mental healthcare care at every step of the process. The HIPAA-compliant software transcribes the conversation during sessions, whether face-to-face, remotely, or through their teletherapy platform. Eleos Health uses an analysis of the conversation combined with other information, such as digital surveys, to provide the professional with more insight.
Eleos can provide the clinician with advice in real-time to support the direction of the session as needed. The AI looks for an indication that the patient may be at-risk through their words, tone, and patterns. It can catch signs that the therapist may miss and allow for intervention when the patient may harm themselves or others. The platform cuts down on the time spent doing administrative tasks by taking detailed notes and integrating with the clinician’s electronic record system, which the clinician approves before saving.
Recently, the startup raised $6 million in seed funding and announced the addition of Dr David Shulkin to their board, the Former US Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.