Ethan Prater, Brad Weinberg, Joe DeLuca and John Mattison critique the idea of a health care “villain,” consequences of fee for service care, our approach in changing and improving the health care system and more questions on our current system of health care delivery, cost and care.
Ethan Prater examines how being a self insured employer actively and productively uses health care coverage to better understand the health care system.
Ethan Prater, VP Product Marketing, Castlight Health
Castlight integrates provider search with cost information to make consumers better shoppers. Aiming to lower health care costs and end discrimination against clients with pre-existing conditions, Castlelight was named #1 onThe Wall Street Journal’s list of “The Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” for 2011. Here Ethan Prater discusses the technological ways Castlelight is working to achieve its goals.
Ethan Prater, Castlight Health – Employers, Payers and the Great Health 2.0 Awakening
In 2010 Castlight Health was outed by the NY Times as being the engine behind Safeway’s ambitious attempts to change the health care experience of its employees. They were the runaway winner of Launch! at Health 2.0 in 2010 and the WSJ was soon calling them the #1 start-up in America. Since then Castlight’s integrated more government data from the Health Data Initiative and is rounding out its user-experience and client base among self-insured employers. This demo was part of Employers, Payers and the Great Health 2.0 Awakening panel which Ethan’s boss Gio Collella was on at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.