Pediatric digital behavioral well being firm Brightline introduced a second spherical of layoffs in lower than a yr, once more affecting 20% of its workforce.
The California-based firm let go of 20% of its workforce in November, months after saying an extra $10 million elevate, bringing its complete Collection C funding to $115 million.
“As we proceed to broaden our staff of therapists, psychiatry suppliers, coaches and member assist brokers, together with the hiring of a brand new chief medical officer, Dr. Myra Altman, to permit us to satisfy the rising demand throughout the nation for our providers, we’ve got additionally made the choice to cut back our company non-member going through staff. This choice was not taken evenly, and though extremely troublesome, it can in the end enable us to higher serve our shoppers and supply much more households with the psychological healthcare assist they deserve,” a spokesperson from Brightline advised MobiHealthNews in an electronic mail.
THE LARGER TREND
Final month, Brightline introduced it was affected by the information breach of its third-party vendor Fortra on its file switch providers. The digital care supplier filed 9 notices in April with the Division of Well being and Human Providers’ Workplace for Civil Rights, which revealed not less than 964,300 people have been affected up to now.
Doubtlessly compromised data contains names, member identification, addresses, date of well being plan protection, birthdates and employer names.
Along with its $10 million Collection C elevate in 2022, Brightline obtained a whopping $105 million in funding. It additionally launched a digital teaching program for folks and caregivers with youngsters in danger for or recognized with autism spectrum dysfunction (ASD).
That elevate got here lower than a yr after Brightline introduced it introduced in $72 million in Collection B funding.