Transforming mental healthcare, by unlocking the power of clinical data
Little is known about what makes mental healthcare successful and why. We’re blending data science and deep clinical expertise, to learn what helps people access the right treatment and recover. We use this knowledge to create fully scalable, highly personalised, digital solutions that help prevent, treat and manage poor mental health.
Our pioneering discoveries in mental healthcare are improving how the world understands and treats mental health. From the beginning, we’ve placed patients at the heart of everything we do, and believe in a world where everyone has access to effective mental healthcare that is right for them at the time they need it.
Our story begins...
ieso was established in 2000 by two psychologists who were passionate about unlocking the power of the internet to improve access to mental health care. After many years of exploration and testing, a research paper published in The Lancet in 2009, demonstrated the clinical effectiveness of online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
The future: clinical-grade DTx
Despite our efforts, recovery rates are not as high as we believe they could or should be. Because there will never be enough trained therapists to meet growing demand, we need to radically scale up care, use automation and augmentation to make scarce clinical resources go further, and democratise access to quality mental health care.
Having raised our Series B funding in 2021, development of our digital therapeutic (DTx) products is now underway to address this need.
And so, the next chapter of our story has begun.
Psychology Online incorporated in England UK
Randomised control trial in The Lancet proves that people are just as likely to recover through online CBT
Seed funding investment powers scale up of our therapy service for the NHS
Rebranded to ieso
Cost effectiveness of online CBT demonstrated in health economics study with York Health Economics Consortium
Our dataset reaches 100 million words of therapeutic conversation
ieso announce $24 million Series A funding
Our In-house algorithm deployed, analysing therapist language and scoring their performance on core components of CBT
First US-based pilot programs
3 papers published, including a JAMA paper evidencing a relationship between psychotherapy content and clinical outcomes in a large dataset
First AI-based clinical decision support tool launched
Our dataset reaches 500 million words of therapeutic conversation
Research discovering sub-types of depression published in the Journal of Psychological Medicine
Randomised control trial into biomarkers launches, which involves giving Fitbits to patients in order to understand how behavioural biomarkers affect treatment outcomes
We develop and adopt our own patient assessment model, which improves risk profiling and streamlines assessment and triage
Total patients treated reaches 50,000
Number of patients in treatment at any one point in time reaches 3,500
ieso announces $53 million Series B funding
First trial of AI-based patient-facing conversational agent