Enables Employers to Direct Employees to High-Quality Facilities to Improve Health Care Transparency and Outcomes
SAN FRANCISCO – December 12, 2012 – Helping employers guide their employees to high-quality, cost-effective care, Castlight Health, the leader in Health Care Transparency for employers, announced its health care management suite incorporates centers of excellence designations.
Centers of excellence are hospitals identified by employers or health plans as facilities with excellent patient outcomes for elective surgeries and procedures. By guiding employees to high-quality providers, employers can improve outcomes at lower costs for employees and the company.
According to Towers Watson, 43 percent of self-insured employers have incorporated or are considering centers of excellence in 2013. By helping employees find high-quality facilities as they research options for elective surgical procedures, employers can drive engagement and awareness in these valuable programs.
“Health Care Transparency has the power to transform the health care system by inserting consumerism and efficiencies into an opaque system,” said Dena Bravata, chief medical officer, Castlight Health. “Support for centers of excellence enables our customers to move beyond providing employees with accurate cost and quality information to proactively driving them to the best facilities, so they get better outcomes at lower total cost.”
As centers of excellence programs differ by employer and health plan, Castlight works closely with employers to incorporate information in ways that meet their specific requirements and standards. Castlight supports the success of centers of excellence through two channels:
- Integration into the Castlight Suite – Highlighting designated facilities in Castlight’s health care management suite and mobile app, coupled with personalized information mapping to each employee’s unique deductible and plan, guides employees to high-quality care at an important stage in the decision-making process.
- Education and awareness campaigns – Leveraging Castlight’s superior techniques for driving user engagement, employers can increase utilization of wellness programs through tailored educational messages and interactive landing pages.
Offered by innovative companies to their employees, Castlight transforms the way individuals shop for health care. The personalized, secure solution 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, enabling them to make more informed, cost-effective medical decisions. With Castlight, employers can improve the quality of employees’ care and lower total health care spend.
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.
Blanc & Otus for Castlight Health