Kognito

Conversations About Health and Wellness Can Be Challenging

Everywhere—at home or work; in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies; in schools and universities—people and professionals are engaged in challenging health and wellness conversations.

  • How do I motivate my patient to follow my treatment recommendations?
  • How do I talk to my spouse about PTSD?
  • How do I support a student struggling with psychological distress or thoughts of suicide?
  • How do I engage a family member, loved one or caregiver in helping my young patient fight obesity?
  • How do I talk to my child about alcohol?
  • How do I help a senior manage their chronic disease, adhere to their medications and reduce their hospital admissions?

At the core of everything we do is a challenging conversation about health. Kognito drives positive change in health behaviors through the use of immersive learning experiences with virtual humans. Each conversation experience simulates the interactions and behaviors of practicing health professionals, patients, caregivers, students and educators in real life situations.

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Science Driven Conversations with Virtual Humans

Our core approach is based on research in neuroscience, social cognition and game mechanics. Users move through realistic scenarios at an individual pace. They practice and role-play real life situations by talking with virtual humans, building their skills in motivational interviewing and other evidence-based communication techniques.

Kognito learning experiences address chronic disease, PTSD, behavioral health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, screening and brief intervention and social change, among others. Our clients include more than 450 organizations in 43 states and represent a growing list of state and local health agencies, divisions of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, American Academy of Pediatrics, NAMI, universities and schools, hospitals and NGOs.

Research Proven Approach

Kognito is committed to research and outcomes. We partner with academic, government and health system delivery entities for research and validation. We also author and publish original research. Kognito is the only company with digital simulations listed in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Multiple empirical studies have shown that Kognito's simulations result in statistically significant and sustainable changes in skills, attitudes and behaviors.

Our History

Kognito was established in 2003 by co-founders Ron Goldman, CEO, and Glenn Albright, Ph.D., director of applied research. Headquartered in New York, the company continues to grow both in size and client base. Today, Kognito's team comprises 35 full-time learning experts, psychologists, instructional designers, graphic designers, marketing and sales professionals, researchers and software engineers working together to transform health through challenging conversations.

For more information, take a demo, call us at 212-675-9234, or contact us here.