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 asserting an extra $10 million increase, bringing its complete Sequence C funding to $115 million.
„As we proceed to increase our workforce 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 additionally made the choice to scale back our company non-member dealing with workforce. This resolution was not taken calmly, and though extremely tough, it would in the end permit us to raised serve our shoppers and supply much more households with the psychological healthcare assist they deserve,“ a spokesperson from Brightline instructed MobiHealthNews in an e-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 at the very least 964,300 people have been affected up to now.
Doubtlessly compromised data consists of names, member identification, addresses, date of well being plan protection, birthdates and employer names.
Along with its $10 million Sequence C increase in 2022, Brightline acquired a whopping $105 million in funding. It additionally launched a digital teaching program for folks and caregivers with youngsters in danger for or identified with autism spectrum dysfunction (ASD).
That increase got here lower than a yr after Brightline introduced it introduced in $72 million in Sequence B funding.