March 28, 2019
The rise in machine learning and data analysis has led to a new wave of discussions over personalization in healthcare. However, despite the expected potential, many employers have yet to implement the systems, according to the Employer Perspective of Personalization in Digital Health survey conducted by Castlight and the National Business Group on Health.
In the report 84 percent of employers...
November 5, 2018
Digital health-focused news involving payers during the third quarter of 2018 comprised a number of different focus areas, ranging from chronic condition management strategies to member engagement to high-profile deals. Read below for MobiHealthNews’ coverage of this sector through July, August and September.
Diabetes management and prevention
A handful of payer news during this period...
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July 31, 2018
With hundreds of digital vendors to chose from, figuring out the best way to provide quality care and wellness platforms to employees can be a difficult task for employers. Some companies are looking towards the most cutting edge apps, while others are seeking more traditional routes like implementing a telemedicine program. But as more companies dip their toes into the digital waters employers...
May 25, 2018
This past quarter, Castlight Health continued to see a growth in revenue, as it looks forward to the release of its “Castlight Complete” platform, which offers customers an integrated digital health platform.
Castlight announced that its total revenue was $36.5 million in Q1. That was an increase of 32 percent year-over year. The total year’s revenue is still expected to be between $150 and $155...
April 27, 2018
A new digital health survey released by Castlight Health showed that while both employers and employees are enthusiastic about the future of digital health, there is a gap between what tech is being provided by employers and what the employees actually want.
Employers surveyed reported that employee assistance programs, smoking cessation programs, and health risk assessment were among the most...
March 7, 2018
Employee wellness is not a new idea, but new ideas from digital health companies like Castlight Health and Fitbit, as well as incumbents like UnitedHealthcare, are reimagining and reinvigorating the space.
At a panel at the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Innovation Leaders Summit at HIMSS18 (moderated by yours truly), Castlight Health President Derek Newell, Fitbit Health Solutions Chief...
December 19, 2017
Today, digital medicine company Big Health announced a partnership with Castlight Health, a health navigation platform, to offer its first product: Sleepio, a digital sleep improvement program that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. The partnership will let Castlight’s clients offer Sleepio to their employees.
“Insomnia is a pervasive and chronic mental health condition,” Peter...
August 10, 2017
Connecticut Children's Hospital in Hartford has tapped healthcare payment tech company InstaMed to manage its patient payments, integrating InstaMed's technology with the hospital's Epic EHR.
“Our steadfast focus is to make the patient and family experience at Connecticut Children’s the best one possible, so we need things like the payment process to be seamless and easy for both our staff and...
September 22, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based virtual visits company Teladoc raised $50 million, according to an SEC filing. The round was led by Jafco Ventures with additional funding from FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, and QuestMark Partners. This brings the company's total funding to about $96.6 million.
Existing investors who also contributed to this round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield...