University to Leverage Castlight to Help its Employees Reduce Costs and Improve the Quality of their Care
SAN FRANCISCO – January 23, 2013 – Castlight Health, the leader in Health Care Transparency for employers, today announced that Butler University is implementing Castlight’s health care management suite. With Castlight, Butler will be able to offer its employees and their dependents better insight into the cost and quality of health care procedures and providers, allowing them to make more effective health care decisions.
“Fostering a happy, healthy workforce is a key priority for Butler, and we realized that increased health care transparency was the next logical step in helping support that goal,” said Bruce Arick, chief financial officer, Butler University. “Not only will Castlight empower our employees with the information they need to better control their care and medical outcomes, but it will also allow us to ease the workload on our human resources department. We consider Castlight a game-changer in the space, and look forward to the university, our employees and their families reaping the benefits of increased transparency into health care.”
Butler selected Castlight following a comprehensive review process that involved several different health care transparency solutions. Castlight was chosen for its market leadership and ability to present a combination of rich, independent data on both health care quality and cost. The ease of use and simple navigation of Castlight’s interface, as well as the company’s innovative product roadmap, also set it above the competition.
Butler University is the latest customer in Indiana’s educational sector to implement Castlight’s health care management suite. Recently, Indiana University chose Castlight to reduce costs and improve quality of care for its 17,000 employees. The selection was part of a university-wide effort to increase education around navigating the complex world of health care delivery.
“As a primary advocate for Health Care Transparency, we know first-hand how it can help organizations engage their employees and better manage their health care,” said Randy Womack, Chief Operating Officer, Castlight Health. “Forward thinking institutions, like Butler, see the value increased transparency can provide to the workforce, allowing employees to drive down costs while receiving higher quality care.”
The university will also deploy Castlight Mobile, providing users easy access to key information on medical providers and procedures from their preferred mobile devices, anytime, anywhere.
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health enables employers, their employees, and health plans to take control of health care costs and improve care. Named #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” for 2011 and one of Dow Jones’ 50 Most Investment-Worthy Technology Start-Ups, Castlight Health helps the country’s self-insured employers and health plans empower consumers to shop for health care. Castlight Health is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by prominent investors including Allen & Company, Cleveland Clinic, Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Oak Investment Partners, Redmile Group, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Venture Partners, Venrock, Wellcome Trust and two unnamed mutual funds. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.castlighthealth.com or call (415) 829-1400.
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