MindMed Joins Digital Medicine Society to Improve Health Outcomes and Equity Using Technology
MindMed (NASDAQ: MNMD) (NEO: MMED), a leading biotech company developing psychedelic-inspired therapies, announced today that it will participate in and financially support the Digital Medicine Society’s (DiMe) Digital Health Measurement Collaborative Community (DATAcc), an effort to develop best practices and streamline the medical field’s approaches to measuring health using digital technologies.
DATAcc comprises leaders from across the US government, non-proﬁt, and private sectors, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , the US Department of Health and Human Services, healthcare systems, medical technology companies, patient advocates, biopharma, and policy organizations. The collaborative will use interdisciplinary expertise, data, and cases to address complex medical device challenges.
DATAcc members, including Dr. Dan Karlin, Chief Medical Officer of MindMed, will meet for the ﬁrst time today, marking the launch of this collaborative community dedicated to realizing the full potential of digital health measurement as a powerful new tool to drive improvements in health outcomes, health economics, and health equity. Activities will be action-oriented, ranging from the development of best practices, models, and frameworks to conducting pilots, and will be driven by the diverse membership of DATAcc.
Ensuring access to effective and safe technologies requires a multitude of perspectives and expertise to address, including those of regulators. As stated in DiMe’s press release dated May 25, 2021, “it is important to empower stakeholders to ensure equitable access to high quality, safe, and effective digital health technologies,” says Anindita Saha, Assistant Director of the Digital Health Center of Excellence in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, who will be the FDA liaison to DATAcc. “DATAcc can advance efforts to build the science and evidence generation for all people by keeping health outcomes and health equity front and center.”
We are eager to advance the science of digital medicine through cooperation and collaboration. Historically, medicine has relied on infrequent, subjective, physician oriented measurements, which are largely carried out in the clinical setting. This is especially true in psychiatry. The reality is that illnesses, and the burdens they place on the patient experience, have far more to do with how folks feel and function when they’re in their home environments and not in the clinic. We see digital medicine and real world measurement as being core to better understanding the conditions we are studying for treatment with psychedelic-inspired medicines, and demonstrating that our medicines are effective in helping treat individual suffering while reducing the myriad costs of these illnesses through enabling patient journeys toward recovery.Dr. Daniel Karlin, Chief Medical Officer of MindMed
Together, on a continuing basis, the collaborative community will explore six priority areas that include data governance, data rights, digital inclusion, reimbursement, commercial models, and the standardization of elements of digital sensing products and the data they produce.
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