BOSTON–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Sonde Health, a leading enterprise voice biomarker company, today announced that it has integrated the M3 checklist into its Mental Fitness application programming interface (API), giving Sonde customer users access to a multiconditional screening tool that measures symptoms of major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Developed by M-3 Information, LLC (M3), the M3 Checklist is a nationally recognized, peer-reviewed, and clinically validated tool that uses a 27-question online survey to document and assess the potential risk of a patient to suffer symptoms of anxiety and mood. The checklist, currently available through LabCorp, creates a symptom profile that helps clinicians provide patients with more personalized treatment recommendations and monitor their progress.
By making the M3 checklist available in addition to another optional feature, speech-to-text transcription for daily logging, Sonde’s Mental Fitness API will now offer healthcare providers, insurance payers and companies pharmaceutical companies around the world a more complete product that can encourage people to do the right thing. health decisions leveraging industry-leading voice biomarker technology.
“The COVID-19 pandemic caused a 25% increase in the global prevalence of anxiety and depression, and right now close to a billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental illness. People need access to solutions that help them take a proactive approach to their mental health,” said David Liu, CEO of Sonde Health. “Sonde’s Mental Fitness API is already a simple and affordable way to better understand and stay on top of one’s mental wellness. The addition of the M3 validated assessment enhances our product offering, further strengthening our patient monitoring capabilities.”
“M3 and Sonde are committed to providing personalized insights that allow providers to design the best short-term and long-term outcomes for their patients. This collaboration only reinforces that mission,” said Michael Byer, President/Co-Founder of M3. “There has been no product on the market that offers an easy and validated mental health assessment in conjunction with voice-activated monitoring technology, until now.”
Virtare Health, a remote patient monitoring company, is an M3 client that focuses on promoting mental health awareness among its members. “We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership between Sonde and M3, who together will bring our members world-class online mental health screening and monitoring capabilities,” said Franklin Moses, CEO of Virtare Health. “Using this tool will further our efforts to deliver better care outcomes.”
The M3 Checklist feature is available for use through Sonde Health’s Mental Fitness API.
About Sonde Health
Sonde Health has developed a voice biomarker enterprise platform that enables any company to license a respiratory or mental status monitoring product or create a new voice biomarker product. Sonde scales data collection, feature development, modeling, and clinical validation in collaboration with its partners and customers. Leveraging more than 1 million voice samples from more than 80,000 people, Sonde uses advanced audio signal processing and machine learning to detect and analyze subtle vocal changes due to changes in a person’s physiology to provide key health insights. and wellness.
About M-3 Information
M-3 Information, LLC (“M3”) grew out of a collaboration of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) alumni and other academic researchers, physicians, information technology, and entrepreneurs committed to reengineering the detection of mental health and the simplification of its integration. in Primary Care, the point of first contact for more than 70 percent of all cases of mood and anxiety disorders. The M3 team identified a need to develop a multicondition screen to replace existing depression-only and anxiety-only screens that addressed only one form of mental illness. To address these issues, the M3 team focused on a mental health screening that could measure results based on responses to questions. Visit M3Information.com for more information.