Castlight Health Takes Health Care Transparency Mobile with New Applications and Mobile Web Access
Mar 28, 2012
iOS App, Android App and Rich Mobile Experience Empower Users with Health Care Pricing and Quality Data Anytime, Anywhere
San Francisco, CA – March 28, 2012 – Castlight Health, developer of a personalized health care shopping platform, today announced the launch of Castlight Mobile, a new offering that extends the power of the Castlight Health platform to users’ preferred mobile devices. Available as a native application for Apple iOS and Google Android, Castlight Mobile provides users the flexibility to view health care cost and quality data at anytime and from anywhere. BlackBerry and other smartphone users can also access an optimized mobile Web experience. The mobile products are available today to users at all of Castlight’s employer customers, at no additional charge.
Offered by innovative companies to their employees, the Castlight Health platform transforms the way consumers shop for health care. The personalized, secure platform provides employees a wealth of data about the price of medical services, the quality of physicians and facilities, as well as important educational and convenience information. With Castlight, employers can maintain or improve the quality of employees’ care and lower total health care spend.
“Traditionally, transparency into the cost and quality of health care services has been largely unavailable to consumers. We are changing this paradigm by enabling companies to offer their employees easy access to the data they need to make better health care decisions,” said Ethan Prater, vice president of products at Castlight Health. “Castlight Mobile gives our users another access point to informative health care data, regardless of their location.”
“Many of our talented employees spend their time with customers on the salon floor, rather than in front of computers, so their smartphones often act as their primary computing devices,” said Allison Brown, director of employee services, Regis Corporation. “With new mobile options for accessing the Castlight platform, our employees will have easy access to cost and quality health care information wherever they are. We expect that in addition to helping our staff save money, this offering will also help them become more engaged in their health and wellness.”
Transparency into Health Care Cost and Quality, Direct from a User’s Preferred Mobile Device
The new mobile offerings deliver the key functionality of the Castlight Health platform in a secure, easy-to-use format that is tightly integrated to the Web-based portal to ensure a unified user experience. Regardless of their preferred mobile device, users can find care based on a doctor’s name, specialty or a condition; get on-the-go access to up-to-date health plan information; and keep critical health care information – such as specialists and family doctors – in one place.
“Today, when doctors recommend specialists, most people will take their word for it,” added Prater. “We’re all about ensuring that health care consumers are better informed – no matter where they are. With Castlight Health’s mobile offerings, users can become more informed about the care they’re receiving and paying for, before they go.” To learn more about Castlight Health Mobile, please visit: www.castlighthealth.com/mobile
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 Venrock, Oak Investment Partners, Maverick Capital, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellcome Trust, Cleveland Clinic, and U.S. Venture Partners. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.castlighthealth.com or call (415) 829-1400.
Joan Levy Blanc & Otus for Castlight Health