Engages Thrive Health, a Leading Digital Patient Care Platform to Streamline Care Programs and Data Collection
OAKVILLE, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 21, 2022 / NeonMind Biosciences Inc. (CSE:NEON)(OTCQB:NMDBD)(FRA:6UF) ("NeonMind'' or the "Company"), announced today it has advanced its strategy to streamline access to treatments at its specialty mental health clinics with Thrive Health in preparation of opening its inaugural clinic located in Mississauga, Ontario.
The recent inclusion of intravenous ketamine for mood and anxiety disorders (IV-Ket) in the Canadian guidelines as a recommended treatment is a testament to the value of this treatment, and a growing number of institutions are providing coverage for IV-Ket treatment, setting the precedent for further coverage. Using Thrive Health's robust care management platform to collect patient profiles, manage care programs, and measure treatment outcomes allows us to improve payment coverage for our treatments and better serve our patients.
"We are seeing greater institutional coverage for IV-Ket treatment which is a testament to the treatment's value to the health system," said Rob Tessarolo, President & CEO of NeonMind. "Institutional reimbursement validates the treatment in Canada, and we are primed for increased demand for this treatment".
Rob Tessarolo also added, "NeonMind is focused on improving treatment outcomes and being able to collect and analyze treatment data throughout our network of clinics will provide a more robust value story for adoption of our treatments and establishing payment coverage for our patients. Working with leading digital healthcare platforms such as Thrive Health enables us to deploy our strategies with scale."
NeonMind will be working with Thrive Health, a trusted digital care platform used by many hospitals and clinics and selected as the official partner by Health Canada in the development of the Canada COVID-19 app.
NeonMind's inaugural specialty mental health clinic is located at 89 Queensway West, Suite 604, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2V2. For more information related to NeonMind's specialty clinics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Thrive Health Inc.
Thrive Health was founded in 2016 by a diverse group of patients, clinicians, researchers, parents, and students who came together to help patients going through complex health journeys, working to put people at the center of their care. Thrive's platform powers health, wellness and care solutions for organizations by empowering individuals with compelling digital experiences. Thrive operates across North America, headquartered in Vancouver BC, and is on a mission to make healthcare work better for everyone.
For more information about Thrive Health, visit https://welcome.thrive.health/
About NeonMind Biosciences Inc.
NeonMind operates two divisions: (i) a pharmaceutical division engaged in drug development of psychedelic compounds with two lead psilocybin-based drug candidates targeting obesity; and (ii) a medical services division focused on launching specialty mental health clinics that integrate psychedelic therapeutics into traditional psychotherapy settings.
In its pharmaceutical division, NeonMind has two distinct psilocybin drug development programs targeting obesity. NeonMind's lead candidate, NEO-001, employs psilocybin as an agonist at the serotonin 5- HT2A receptor, which is involved in the hallucinogenic effect of psychedelics. The Company's second drug candidate, NEO-002, employs low-dose psilocybin as an agonist at the 5-HT2C receptor, which controls appetite.
NeonMind and its strategic partners are building NeonMind-branded specialty mental health clinics in Canada that incorporate evidence-backed innovative treatments to address a variety of mental health needs. For more information on NeonMind, visit www.NeonMindBiosciences.com.
Rob Tessarolo, President & Chief Executive Officer, NeonMind Biosciences Inc.
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