Castlight Health to Discuss New Solutions for Lowering Costs and Improving the Quality of Care at IHC FORUM West

Sep 5, 2012

Health Care Transparency Leader to Detail How to Create a Workforce of Engaged Health Care Consumers

Castlight Health today announced that Castlight executives will outline how organizations can empower employees to make better, more effective medical decisions through better health care transparency at IHC Forum West. The event will take place September 6 – 7, 2012 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the first session, “Health Care Transparency Today and Tomorrow – Empowering the Individual”, Castlight’s chief medical officer, Dr. Dena Bravata, M.D. will participate in a panel to showcase providers who offer innovative price and quality and alternative treatment tools that allow buyers to make better, more educated health care decisions. In addition, Castlight’s vice president of products, Ethan Prater will lead a workshop, “Creating Employee Consumerism: Driving Change in Your Organization.” Prater will detail change management strategies that have helped companies successfully implement new benefit designs and sustain behavior changes that help improve the cost and quality of employee’s health care.

  • What: “Health Care Transparency Today and Tomorrow – Empowering the Individual”
  • When: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. PT
  • Where: IHC FORUM West, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Who: Dena Bravata, M.D., Castlight Health, and moderator John Young, Cigna Healthcare
  • What: “Creating Employee Consumerism: Driving Change in Your Organization”
  • When: Thursday, September 6, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
  • Where: IHC FORUM West, Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV
  • Who: Ethan Prater, Castlight Health

“Traditionally, consumers have lacked the transparency they need to help them make smarter choices about their health care,” said Dr. Bravata, M.D., Castlight Health. “Innovative employers are changing this paradigm by offering their workforce new tools designed for health care management, which is helping make the vital goal of consumer empowerment a reality in today’s health care system.”

“The health care industry in undergoing a massive change,” said Ethan Prater, Castlight Health. “Now more than ever, employers are exploring new benefit programs that deliver high-quality, affordable health care, in order to keep their workforce happy, healthy and productive.”

IHC FORUM is the only conference series fully dedicated to innovative health and benefits management. Through cutting-edge workshops, general sessions and networking opportunities, attendees acquire relevant insights from industry thought leaders and policymakers on how to cut costs, engage employees and comply with current healthcare laws.

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 or call (415) 829-1400.

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