Press Release: HealthRhythms Launches with Mission to Redefine How Mental Health is Understood and Managed

HealthRhythms combines machine learning with novel clinical understanding to improve mental health outcomes by measuring behavioral rhythms

March 10, 2016 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — HealthRhythms (, a health technology startup founded by a unique team of entrepreneurs, mental health pioneers, and computer scientists announces its launch today.

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HealthRhythms is founded on the evidence-backed belief that our mental health and our everyday lives are inextricably linked. As such, HealthRhythms provides a more comprehensive and clinically grounded understanding of the regularity of daily routines — or behavioral rhythms.

“By having a more complete picture of an individual through continuous measurement, we can significantly improve the lives of all patients,” says CEO Carlos Rodarte, “Identifying mental health signals in a way that enables early intervention opportunity not only helps patients, but also reduces the financial strain insurance companies and health systems face.” Formerly Head of Wearables Business Unit at PatientsLikeMe, Mr. Rodarte moved over to HealthRhythms as one of its co-founders and CEO in late 2015.

HealthRhythms enables individuals and their providers to understand digital data from mobile devices. The passive sensing technology developed by HealthRhythms eliminates the patient and physician burden that previously made this type of data collection challenging, if not impossible. This approach blends the unique clinical and technical perspectives of its co-founders, who include Dr. David Kupfer, the task force chair of the DSM-5, Dr. Ellen Frank, who has developed best-in-class psychosocial interventions for mental illness, and Dr. Tanzeem Choudhury, a pioneer in applying machine learning to understanding human behavior.

HealthRhythms customers include health insurance companies, health systems, and leading care providers focused on preventative approaches to health. Over the past year and a half, the company has been testing its algorithms, generating evidence, and gaining customer traction. Presently, HealthRhythms has recurring deals with leading healthcare organizations where its approach will be used in over 10,000 patients with various chronic illnesses.

About HealthRhythms

HealthRhythms ( makes it easy to measure and care for everyone’s mental health. By seamlessly gathering data about everyday behaviors and routines (our “behavioral rhythms”), HealthRhythms provides a more comprehensive and clinically grounded understanding of mental wellbeing. Our solution leverages deep machine learning and predictive analytics to create novel health assessments and just-in-time personalized interventions that improve the care delivery experience for patients, health plans, payers and research organizations. HealthRhythms was founded by a unique team of mental health care pioneers and information scientists at the forefront of health sensing. For more information visit us at


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