Castlight Health and IDC to Discuss Strategies for Improving Consumer Engagement in Health Care

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Webinar to detail how employers can better engage employees as more active health care participants.

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Castlight Health announced today that it will host a webinar with leading analyst firm IDC to discuss the latest trends, drivers and best practices for employers to help their employees become more engaged in their health care. The webinar, “Bridging the Gap: Innovations in Health Care Consumer Engagement”, will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Health care costs in the U.S. continue to escalate, putting further financial burden on employers and employees alike. The ability for consumers to have full transparency into the cost and quality of care is critical to helping them make more informed decisions and in bringing about U.S. health care reform.

Over the past several years, innovative programs and technologies to drive engagement in health care decision making have emerged, allowing consumers to make smarter health care decisions that result in better outcomes. During the webinar, industry expert Janice W. Young of IDC will discuss the trends driving the need for employee engagement; key drivers contributing to the level of employees’ engagement; and best practices to help employers effective engage their employees.

  •     What: “Bridging the Gap: Innovations in Health Care Consumer Engagement” Webinar
  •     When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
  •     Who: Janice W. Young, Program Director, Payer IT Strategies, IDC and Christine Evans, Senior Manager, Marketing, Castlight Health

“Consumers across the country are paying too much for low-quality health care,” said Peter Isaacson, chief marketing officer, Castlight Health. “This webinar is a great opportunity for employers to hear an expert perspective on applying best practices in consumer technology to employee engagement programs.”

To register for the webinar, please click here: http://content.castlighthealth.com/2012Q3Sept12Webinar_RegLP-Website.html

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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