Castlight Health Enhances Patient Experience Information Through Partnership with DocSpot
Aug 15, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — August 15, 2013 — Castlight Health, the leader in health care transparency, has partnered with DocSpot, a next-generation health search engine, to offer individuals additional insights that enable them to make more informed decisions about their health care. Through this partnership, Castlight’s health care management suite now offers a richer array of information, including more than a million written and star-ranked reviews for physicians and other health care providers nationwide on topics such as doctor communication and appointment access.
Castlight’s Health Care Transparency solution, which is offered by employers to employees as a part of a sponsored benefits package, empowers individuals to shop for health care services and providers based on cost and quality.
“Greater transparency into price and quality information is changing the way people manage their health and engage with doctors, hospitals and other providers. This partnership adds to the breadth and depth of Castlight’s patient experience data, making it even easier for an employee to find doctors best suited to that individuals’ unique needs,” said Naomi Allen, vice president of product, Castlight Health. “We’re pleased to work with DocSpot, and are continuing to add to our quality measures as we identify partners that align with our goals.”
Jerry Lin, founder of DocSpot, commented, “Castlight and DocSpot are like-minded in regard to the need for increased transparency in health care, and we are delighted to be working together. Our partnership with Castlight will support their multi-faceted quality offering, adding relevant, accurate information that will help consumers shopping for health care.”
DocSpot empowers consumers to quickly and easily search among more than two million doctors, dentists, optometrists, therapists, and other health care professionals across the United States. The free online service helps people find the providers who meet their unique needs and preferences — not just in terms of location, specialty, and insurance, but also in education and training, expertise in treating specific conditions or performing specific procedures, foreign languages spoken, and much more. In order to offer this level of detail and accuracy, DocSpot pulls together information from more than 600 health sources into one unified interface, including state medical boards, hospital and clinic physician directories, and review directories from around the web. Try DocSpot’s new, easier way of finding health care at www.docspot.com and visit DocSpot on Facebook or Google+.
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. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and Like us on Facebook.
Blanc & Otus for Castlight Health