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SOURCE: Blanc & Otus
Health Care Transparency Leader to Outline Consumers’ Need for Information to Help Lower Costs and Improve Outcomes
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Castlight Health will discuss the need for increased health care transparency and consumerism at the first annual Forbes Healthcare Summit conference. The event will take place December 4 – 5, 2012 at the Time Warner Center in New York City.
In the panel hosted by Forbes Media editor-in-chief Steve Forbes, “Healthcare as a Consumer Product - Making Health Insurance Price Transparent,” Castlight’s president, John Driscoll, will share his perspectives on how Health Care Transparency drives increased consumer engagement. He will also discuss how transparency can be infused into the health care system through easier access to information on the cost and quality of care.
“Health care is one of the only industries remaining where people don’t have access to vital, information on the cost and quality of products and services,” said Driscoll. “By increasing transparency into the cost of care for providers and procedures, we will be able to empower consumers to take control of their care and make more well-informed decisions on the services available to them.”
Hosted by Steve Forbes, the Forbes Healthcare Summit is an invitation–only event that will bring together healthcare professionals, innovators, investors and government officials to stimulate discussion and action around finding a “Prescription for Change.” For more information and to request an invitation, visit http://www.forbes.com/conferences/2012/forbes-healthcare-2012.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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