New Research Shows Impact of Team Mood on Productivity (and How MoodHacker Can Help)

Negative emotions, like yawning, can be contagious and in a workplace, this can be both disruptive and damaging to the bottom line. Researchers at Software Advice, an online business software recommendation service, recently conducted a survey of over 1,500 working adults to see if negative emotions in the workplace impacted their personal mood and performance. […]

ORCAS Awarded NIH Grant to Develop and Study Depression and Metabolic Syndrome App

ORCAS, with funds awarded from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, will develop and study a mobile self-management app to promote emotional and physical wellbeing of adults with both metabolic syndrome and depression. The two conditions often exist together, each making the other more severe, difficult to manage, and costly to […]

ORCAS CEO, Michael Mulvihill, To Present At 2014 HERO Forum

ORCAS announced today that Michael Mulvihill, CEO, will present at the 2014 HERO (Health Enhancement Research Organization) Forum, which takes place Sept. 29 through Oct. 3 in San Diego. Mulvihill will present on the topic of creating meaningful, results-driven, mobile behavior change interventions and the burgeoning role of technology in healthcare on Wednesday, October 1, […]

Springwise Includes MoodHacker In Their “Inspiring Business Ideas”

Springwise‘s profile on MoodHacker focused on workplace wellness and ORCAS’s capability to partner seamlessly with employers and their EAP to bring a depression/mood management mobile intervention to their workforce. The impacts on absent- and present-eeism can be significant and it’s an effective and easy adjunct to traditional EAP services. Springwise, a London-based online entrepreneurial newsfeed […]

ORCAS Welcomes New Director of Technology

ORCAS announced today that Sara Taillon has joined their team as Director of Technology, heading up the development group that designs and builds ORCAS’s health-based web and mobile interventions. Sara is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Professional, highly experienced in the Agile software development process, and has over 15 years experience working in […]

TechCrunch Profiles MoodHacker and Depression in the Workplace

Catherine Shu, a contributor to the online technology magazine, TechCrunch, profiled MoodHacker and it’s impact on employee absenteeism (and presenteeism) due to depression. Ms. Shu has written about her personal struggle with depression as well as an excellent article about how founders of technology startups cope with depression while trying to get a new company off […]

Chestnut Global Partners to Offer MoodHacker in Corporate Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs

Chestnut Global Partners (www.chestnutglobalpartners.org), a provider of culturally-aware, outcomes-based employee assistance and wellness programs to companies worldwide, today announced a partnership with ORCAS, Inc., a company that applies behavioral research to mobile self management interventions that help people manage their health and change their behavior in meaningful ways. Chestnut Global Partners (CGP) will make MoodHacker, […]