Purdue University to Launch Health Care Portal from Castlight Health
Nov 17, 2011
Solution Brings Health Care Transparency on Quality and Cost to all Employees
San Francisco, CA– November 17, 2011 – Castlight Health, developer of a personalized health care shopping portal offering unbiased information about health care cost and quality, announced today that Purdue University is making the Castlight portal available to all of its benefits eligible employees and their dependents in early 2012. Purdue is a public university system with its main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, Purdue’s West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine.
“Purdue is proud to be on the forefront of driving health care transparency, which is a major step toward engaging our faculty and staff in the new world of health care consumer responsibility,” said Luis Lewin, Purdue’s vice president for human resources.
Available via web and by phone, Castlight’s portal integrates data from many sources to enable Purdue’s employees to make the best health care decisions for themselves and their families. Castlight presents out-of-pocket cost and quality comparison information from health care claims paid by Purdue for its employees, combined with information provided by health plans and health care providers.
Castlight’s portal is highly personalized with an intuitive interface similar to the most popular online comparison shopping tools. This familiarity leads to rapid user adoption. Using Castlight, Purdue aims to show employees how they can make health care decisions that increase the quality of care while keeping costs even lower than in previous years.
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 (888) 227-8544.
Blanc & Otus for Castlight Health