In 2018, Talkspace, an online therapy startup, hired a Chief Medical Officer to join its team. Neil Leibowitz joined the startup from UnitedHealth after getting to know the product and team led by CEO Oren Frank. He was initially hesitant because the company represented something new. However, now that he understands the company better and the solution it is offering the world through the online space, he is fully supportive and ready to execute its vision. Check out talkspace .com to learn more about Oren Frank’s presentation.
With Neil Leibowitz on board,Talkspace CEO Oren Fran says the company can now start prescribing medicines using the app which recently hit the 1 million users mark. The company offers two services: a $49 messaging service with a mental health professional and a $79 weekly service for verbally talking to a therapist via video. Because the current workforce is highly susceptible to depression which affects their productivity, more employers are tapping into services offered by Talkspace. Data shows most employees prefer the messaging service and growth has been witnessed in sales from this service. With the new Chief Medical Officer on board, the business side of things for the five-year-old business is expected to grow. The company which makes millions of dollars is looking to tap more business from employers. Consequently, Oren Frank says the company is thinking of issuing an IPO to enhance its expansion.
Oren Frank is a great advocate of using the online space to provide solutions to everyday problems. His Twitter handle is filled with information on mental health. On more than one occasion, he has highlighted the global healthcare epidemic and its impact on every sphere of life. Depression and anxiety are currently affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide. Consequently, he continues to call on the World Health Organization (WHO) and organizations like The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to answer the call of the epidemic. Through his Twitter handle, Oren Frank also draws attention to services offered by Talkspace and highlights the company’s impact. Read more: https://www.talkspace.com/blog/author/oren-frank/