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Castlight Health’s mission is to empower people to make the best choices for their health and to help companies make the most of their health benefits. It offers a health benefits platform that engages employees to make better healthcare decisions and guide them to the right program, care, and provider. The platform also enables benefit leaders to communicate and measure their programs while driving employee engagement with targeted, relevant communications. Castlight has partnered with more than 190 customers, spanning millions of lives, to improve healthcare outcomes, lower costs, and increase benefits satisfaction.
Ceridian LifeWorks supports more than 48,000 organizations through comprehensive employee assistance, work-life and wellness programs. Offerings include financial and legal counseling, manager support, critical incident stress debriefings, and health coaching. Features include tenured and strategic account executives and innovative program elements — including mobile, video and chat. LifeWorks helps members and their families navigate life’s challenges and transitions, to improve their health, productivity and engagement.
Change Healthcare is on a mission to provide individuals with the information they need to make better healthcare purchasing decisions. A leader in the transparency space since 2007, the company serves employers and health plans nationwide, leveraging its robust data and unrivaled connectivity to educate, engage and create better healthcare consumers.
ClearCost Health enables employees to comparison shop for medical care and prescription drugs based on quality, price, and convenience. Its goal is to direct employees to higher quality, lower cost providers in order to improve employee health and reduce healthcare costs. With simple, intuitive tools and properly aligned incentives, it strives to make shopping for healthcare easy and fun.
Dossia is a digital health solutions company dedicated to helping individuals make smart health decisions and become more discerning healthcare consumers. Founded in 2006 by a consortium of Fortune 500 companies, Dossia integrates personal health information with best-in-class health apps, and offers consumers a lifetime, portable and personally controlled health record. Dossia’s Population Health Management System consists of two powerful web-based portals that provide employers, health plan administrators and providers with end-to-end solutions to proactively engage their population’s health and well-being, while empowering individuals to adopt and sustain healthier lifestyles.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., is a nonprofit health plan that is part of a $6 billion family of companies that finances and delivers health care services across 31 upstate New York counties. Collectively, the enterprise provides health insurance to about 1.6 million members and employs nearly 6,000 New Yorkers.
Group Health Cooperative
Group Health Cooperative is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit health systems, recognized for its consumer-governed cooperative origins and innovative solutions for improving care. Established in 1947, Group Health, together with its subsidiaries Group Health Options, Inc. and KPS Health Plans, provides health coverage to almost 600,000 Washington State residents. More than 345,000 members receive care from Group Health Physicians medical group at Group Health Medical Center locations across the Puget Sound region and in Spokane, Wash. Group Health advances health in the community through its medical education, charitable foundation, and nationally recognized research institute.
Hawaii Medical Service Association
Working together with employers, partners, and physicians and other healthcare providers, HMSA promotes wellness, develops health plans, and covers more than half of Hawaii’s population. Headquartered on Oahu with centers and offices statewide to serve its members, HMSA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Healthcare Bluebook, part of CareOperative LLC, collects and distributes nationwide and localized data about the prices that doctors, clinics, labs and hospitals charge for health-care services.
Consumer Reports is collaborating with Healthcare Bluebook to include national pricing data in reports offered through Consumer Health Choices.
HealthSparq empowers people to make smarter health care choices by providing the cost and quality information they need to truly compare health providers and services. By enabling people to see the total costs of care (pre- and post-procedure included) for more than 400 medical treatments based on their individual health plan, comparison shop for procedures and providers, review quality ratings, and learn about alternative care options, HealthSparq is helping people navigate the health care system and shop for health care as they never have before. Since its founding in 2008, from its home in Portland, Oregon, HealthSparq has grown to serve 70 health plans and their 72 million members nationwide.
Help Me Health
Help Me Health believes that by better aligning provider service delivery with patient needs and expectations, outcomes will improve, satisfaction scores will increase, overall health care worker satisfaction will increase, and greater financial efficiency is realized across the system. To achieve these goals, Help Me Health offers content-driven educational products: full- and half-day workshops, webinars, and on-demand e-learning with compliance testing options, each supported by an internal organizational development program.
iTriage is a consumer healthcare technology company whose mission is to help simplify the healthcare experience for healthcare consumers. iTriage develops an interactive mobile app that lets people determine what ails them and helps them locate the right providers at the right time based on symptoms. It allows users to also make appointments, store personal health records, save medication refill reminders and learn about thousands of medications, diseases and procedures. iTriage has been downloaded more than 11 million times and annually hosts more than 50 million sessions. iTriage is free for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile device users and accessible from any Web-enabled device.
Stanson Health is transforming healthcare by providing clinicians with relevant, real-time guidance at the point of care. With Stanson’s EMR-integrated intelligent clinical decision support, health care providers can improve care quality and safely reduce costs. Stanson’s lead product package leverages recommendations from ABIM’s Choosing Wisely initiative to reduce unnecessary, duplicative and potentially harmful treatments. Stanson also provides a complementary cloud-based analytics platform with actionable information to support performance and care quality improvement.
Univera Healthcare is a nonprofit health plan that is part of a family of companies financing and delivering health services for about 1.6 million upstate New Yorkers. Based in Buffalo, the health plan serves members across the eight counties of Western New York.