United Kingdom’s Ieso Digital Health, which just won two prestigious innovation awards, is establishing a U.S. headquarters in Irving as it works to expand its mental health care model throughout the U.S.
The Cambridge-based company, founded by psychologists, uses real-time, one-on-one accredited therapists coupled with technologically advanced artificial intelligence to provide behavioral health treatment to clients in an online setting.
It won the “DX Innovation of the Year” award in outstanding digital innovation for transforming the way anxiety, depression, and other common behavioral health problems are treated. The U.K. awards program, now in its fourth year, is run in partnership with the Cranfield School of Management. Ieso also was a winner in the 2017 Deloitte Technology UK Fast Fifty Awards, where the company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.K.
In the U.S., Ieso is in the process of setting up an office in Irving where it will house network management, sales and marketing, clinical oversight, and quality and compliance operations. It eventually may add some of its operations management to the location.
The company told Dallas Innovates that it picked the Dallas-Fort Worth area for its U.S. headquarters because of the region’s strong health-care corridor with multiple health-care systems, payers, and service providers, which will help it recruit talent. It also liked the area for its international airport, central location within the U.S., and academic, scientific, and research facilities.
The company currently provides mental health care to Medicaid clients in Colorado through a partnership with Beacon Health Options and is in the process of establishing services in Virginia. It plans to continue expanding care into additional states.
Updated Dec. 4, 2017.
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