Castlight Health Strengthens Health Navigation Platform with Washington Health Alliance Partnership
Improves care guidance for Castlight’s Washington state customers including Boeing, Esterline Technologies, Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health
San Francisco and Seattle – November 8, 2017 – Today, Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) announced a new partnership with the Washington Health Alliance, the state’s leader in healthcare cost and quality transparency. The partnership integrates Castlight’s comprehensive health navigation platform with Washington state’s largest healthcare cost and quality database to help the state’s Castlight customers, including Boeing, Esterline Technologies, Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health and their employees make smarter health benefits and healthcare decisions.
“We are proud to partner with the Washington Health Alliance, an innovative local leader committed to improving healthcare for the people of Washington state,” said John Doyle, CEO of Castlight Health. “Castlight’s platform, integrated with the best-available cost and quality data, will help Washington employees make better healthcare choices by guiding them to high-quality, high-value providers and care.”
The Washington Health Alliance is a multi-stakeholder nonprofit organization that shares the most comprehensive data on the state’s healthcare system to help providers, patients, employers, and unions improve the quality and value of their healthcare.
“The Alliance’s all-payer-claims database will offer Castlight employer customers and their employees objective, in-depth insights into the healthcare and services delivered by Washington health systems and providers,” said Nancy Giunto, Executive Director of the Washington Health Alliance.
Castlight’s health navigation platform is the only one to offer a full range of total wellbeing capabilities, care guidance tools, and an engagement hub in a single platform. Now, Castlight users in Washington can engage with the platform to find and compare providers, not just by average ‘star’ ratings or patient reviews, but by actual quality claims data. Whether an employee wants to find a high-quality primary care doctor or wants to ensure their next ER visit doesn’t ring up unnecessary costs, they can quickly and easily use Castlight’s platform to find the best option for their care.
About Castlight Health
Castlight is on a mission to make it as easy as humanly possible to navigate healthcare and live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Our health navigation platform connects with hundreds of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs, giving rise to the world’s first comprehensive app for all health needs. We guide individuals—based on their unique profile—to the best resources available to them, whether they are healthy, chronically ill, or actively seeking medical care. In doing so, we help companies regain control over rising healthcare costs and get more value from their benefits investments. Castlight revolutionized the healthcare sector with the introduction of data-driven price transparency tools in 2008 and the first consumer-grade wellbeing platform in 2012. Today, Castlight serves as the health navigation platform for millions of people and is a trusted partner to many of the largest employers in the world.
About the Washington Health Alliance
The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance’s work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).