healthcare costs

By Brian Dolan 12:02 pm September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
By Jonah Comstock 10:06 am June 9, 2015
In the past 10 years, healthcare reforms and new technology have managed to slow the growth of healthcare spending in the United States, but not to halt it or reverse the trend, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI). And much of that comes from cost-sharing measures that put more responsibility on employees to pay their own way. HRI's 2016 Behind...
By Brian Dolan 09:35 am July 30, 2014
Castlight Health, which went public earlier this year, inked deals with 26 more employers during the second quarter, including new deals with six Fortune 500 companies like Google, Sprint, The Kellogg Company, and Texas Instruments. The company's new customer wins also included a large state university system and a handful of local government entities. Interestingly, the company has also found...
By Brian Dolan 12:08 am March 29, 2012
This week Castlight Health, which offers a personalized health care shopping platform that helps employees better understand the price of medical services and the quality of certain providers, has launched its first mobile app: Castlight Mobile is currently available as a native app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices users, but the company suggests BlackBerry users and others can access the...
By Brian Dolan 07:55 am February 17, 2010
Wireless health services aim to improve care, but they also seek to reduce overall healthcare spending, which a recent study by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports is increasing. The study shows that healthcare spending increased by 5.7 percent in 2009 and projects that this decade may bring about an average annual growth rate of 6.1 percent in healthcare spending. By...