Your Oura Ring now improves therapy appointments | ENBLE

Your Oura Ring now improves therapy appointments | ENBLE

Oura Ring Partners with Talkspace for Enhanced Health Data Sharing

Oura Ring Horizon Image source: Oura Ring Horizon Andy Boxall / ENBLE

The Oura Ring, a popular smart ring that tracks physical activity and sleep patterns, has just announced an exciting new partnership with Talkspace, an online behavioral health service provider. This collaboration aims to enhance the capabilities of the Oura Ring by enabling users to share their customized sleep data with licensed therapists through the Talkspace platform.

Traditionally, individuals only had the opportunity to discuss their sleep patterns and daily activity levels during regular therapy appointments. However, the integration of Oura’s Share Report feature with Talkspace allows therapists to evaluate the data provided by patients in between appointments. This not only results in more tailored treatment plans but also enables therapists to set better objectives for their patients.

During the development of this integration, Oura worked closely with Talkspace’s team of over 4,000 licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Oura’s guidance helped them understand and effectively utilize the sleep data in their patients’ care plans.

Even for Oura Ring wearers who do not use Talkspace, the new Share Report feature remains a valuable tool. It allows users to export their recent sleep data and movement activity easily, which can then be shared with medical professionals, including doctors and therapists.

The Chief Commercial Officer of Oura, Dorthy Kilroy, highlights the importance of the Share Report feature: “Oura’s Share Report allows practitioners to have a complete picture of how their patients are doing in-between visits. This empowers individuals to have more meaningful conversations with their providers about their mental health and overall well-being.”

Oura Ring on Finger Image source: Andy Boxall / ENBLE

Katelyn Watson, the Chief Marketing Officer at Talkspace, emphasizes the significance of sleep quality as a marker for mental health: “Sleep quality is one of the first items assessed on our patient intake and is viewed as a valuable marker of mental health. By bringing together Oura’s capabilities with Talkspace’s clinical expertise, we are empowering members to look holistically at how they can improve their health and well-being at work and in life.”

To promote this partnership, Oura is offering a $40 discount on the purchase of an Oura ring. In return, Talkspace members can enjoy a free month’s subscription to the Oura app. Additionally, Talkspace provides a discount of $100 on the first month of services for Oura members paying for their therapy out-of-pocket.

The Oura Ring, developed by Finnish-based Oura Health Oy, has gained a strong reputation for its ability to track physical activity and sleep patterns. It is available for purchase on the Oura website, with prices starting at $299. Users also have the option to opt for a monthly membership plan priced at $6.

Talkspace, based in New York, offers online therapy services and connects clients with licensed therapists through its website and mobile app, making it one of the best therapy apps available for both Android and iOS users.

The integration with Talkspace is not the only significant announcement from Oura in recent months. The company also introduced a feature called Oura Circles, which allows users to share three main data points – Readiness, Sleep, and Activity – with professionals and family members. Additionally, late last year, Oura partnered with Therabody, the maker of the Theragun percussive recovery muscle massager.

Oura Ring on Finger Image source: Andy Boxall / ENBLE

In conclusion, the partnership between the Oura Ring and Talkspace marks an exciting development in the field of digital health. By integrating Oura’s sleep data tracking capabilities with Talkspace’s therapy services, individuals can now receive more personalized treatment plans and set better health objectives. This collaboration exemplifies the potential of technology to improve mental health and well-being, providing individuals with the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with their healthcare providers. With the Oura Ring, individuals are empowered to take an active role in monitoring and improving their own mental and physical health.