CEO of Castlight to Join Leading Health Care Entrepreneurs and Visionaries to Discuss the Future of Health Care
SAN FRANCISCO — April 18, 2013 – Castlight Health co-founder and CEO, Giovanni Colella, M.D., will share his insights on creating the future of health care at TEDMED 2013. Colella will participate in a special Innovation in Focus session that explores the drivers of innovation in health care.
Hosted by TEDMED in partnership with Big Think, the “Innovation in Focus” session will feature a discussion on cultivating breakthroughs in health and medicine from the vantage points of both health care insiders and outsiders. During the session, “Shifting the Curve from Start to Scale to Exit: Lessons from the Trajectory of Innovation,” Colella will join fellow business leaders to discuss the role of entrepreneurialism in health care innovation.
Colella co-founded health care transparency leader Castlight Health in 2008, along with Todd Park (currently U.S. chief technology officer) and Bryan Roberts of Venrock. Castlight’s health care management suite, offered by forward-thinking employers and health plans, helps to reduce costs and improve outcomes by empowering users to shop for care based on price and quality. Prior, he was founder, president and CEO of RelayHealth, which was acquired by McKesson. Colella graduated with an M.D. from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy and earned his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
• What: TEDMED 2013 Innovation in Focus: “Shifting the Curve from Start to Scale to Exit: Lessons from the Trajectory of Innovation”
• When: Thursday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET • Where: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
• Who: Giovanni Colella, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Castlight Health • Hashtags: #TEDMED @CastlightHealth #hctransparency
TEDMED is a multi-disciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. The conference program features engaging short talks and artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities.
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.
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