Creating healthier futures for ill children

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Delivering psychological and behavioural care through digital tools is emerging as an attractive avenue by which to detect mental illness and provide youth-friendly treatment. That said, there are various ways for delivering digital mental health interventions. In this post we draw out some of the ways and discuss what we believe to be important when developing digital health solutions for kids.

On Friday 14th February, Triumf Health received an amazing recognition from Nasdaq when the American stock exchange company congratulated us for our achievement at the EIT Health Catapult contest. The statement was released after Triumf won the audience award in the memory of honorable Alex Casta. We're proud to be the first Estonian startup to receive such an extensive coverage at Times Square, New York City.

There are various medical apps for parents, many of which can be beneficial throughout the child's development. Although helpful, these applications are rather generic with only very few solutions providing a personalised approach. Triumf app for parents fills this gap! In 2020, Triumf Health is launching an essential health app for parents. The aim of the mobile application is to give parents information about their child’s health and wellbeing and support their own self-efficacy. Learn how!

Triumf Health welcomes a new team member, who actually isn't new to our startup at all. He's been contributing to developing Triumf digital health platform for children since the start of the company and is now working full-time to help create healthier futures for ill children. Read more from Sander from below.

Are you a parent to a child with chronic illness, doctor interested in offering comprehensive care to your young patients or innovator curious about digital health in pediatric care, and want to find out exactly how Triumf health app fits into the patient journey? This blog post is for you.

Healthy lifestyle adoption already starts from childhood and increases the likelihood of living a healthy life as an adult. Technology has been proposed as an effective method for encouraging children to embrace healthy behaviours and the idea of using games to promote better health-related outcomes has gained significant interest (1). Here we discuss the definition, nature and effectiveness of serious games, digital solutions that are currently available for children, and how Triumf health app supports the behaviour change in ill children.

Rock Health and StartUp Health have released two back-to-back year-end reports on funding level and trends in health care innovation for 2019. With $13.7B in total funding across 727 deals (or $7.4B, 374 deals - Rock Health) , investors continue to show a steady commitment towards the sector, making 2019 the second most funded year in health care. Which were the most and least funded areas? Read further to find out:

The challenges around the detection and treatment of mental health problems offer a great opportunity for the augmentation of digital health, such as health apps, web and text messaging. The potential of digital medicine is even further strengthened given the fact that 75% of mental disorders onset during youth (15-24 years; 1) - an age group known for being digitally savvy. Furthermore, the last decade has seen a fundamental change in the way mental health is identified and treated as highlighted in the recent article by Uhlhaas and Torous (2019; 2).

Triumf intervention for ill children is delivered through a game environment to reach young patients in a safe, intuitive and engaging way. Our gamified digital health solution offers psychological and behavioural support to improve children's mental health and treatment engagement. Regular updates to Triumf game help boost user experience (UX) and optimal user engagement.

The very traditional healthcare sector is being disrupted! Many innovative and fascinating approaches are making their way into healthcare as you are reading this post. Since Triumf Health team was formed late 2016, and we have been active health technology community members ever since, we have some ideas to share and make the TOP 3 predictions of our own for 2020. Keep reading to know more!

Getting a business off the ground comes with inevitable challenges. Triumf is no different. It’s no secret that living a startup life is like taking a ride on the rollercoaster - at one point you’re enjoying the view from the top but before you know it, you’re hitting the bottom upside down at full speed, not knowing if it’s the end of the ride or just a lead-up to another high.

In 2019 we published our research findings (links below) showing the benefits of the Triumf mobile health game among pediatric cancer patients. Furthermore, we started our randomized controlled trials among various disease groups in Singapore, Finland and Estonia. And we are in the process of being listed as the first ever presrcibable digital medicine in Estonia. In addition to accomplishing many wonderful milestones this year, we were also selected as one of the best healthtech companies in Europe! 2019 has definitely been a breakthrough year for Triumf Health. Read about our journey to becoming a top digital health company in Europe.

In November, I spent an action-backed and exciting week in Singapore as part of the Singapore Super Week of Innovation with the Finnish delegation. Triumf was among other innovative companies from health, clean and fintech to participate in a week full of collaboration, networking, learning and research. Importantly, as we are part of the iCory consortium, we had an amazing opportunity to meet with local hospitals, introduce our health app for children and take a step forward with our clinical trials at the National University Hospital of Singapore.

November was a busy month full of travels for Triumf team members. While Kaari was in Singapore with Finnish healthtech delegation, Riin was in Oviedo and Kadri in Munich, all attending conferences and other events. This post gives a brief overview of those (very different) conferences that Riin and Kadri took part in.

Triumf Health was recently at Munich attending the Future X Healthcare conference - an event sponsored by Roche, a healthcare company focusing on pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Various stakeholders were present including investors, startups and established companies, all interested in learning more about the latest trends in health care and understanding where digital health is heading. Here's what I learned.