SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Castlight Health®, Inc. (NYSE:CSLT) today announced Doctor On Demand’s Video Visits with board-certified physicians are now available through Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud to employers that work with both companies.
Castlight empowers large businesses to understand and control healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes. Doctor On Demand enables employees to quickly receive high-quality medical care for health needs ranging from the common cold to minor sports injuries from their homes and offices via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.
Doctor On Demand is available in 46 states across the country. Patients simply download the Doctor On Demand app, provide a list of their symptoms and can instantly connect to a board-certified doctor in their state. Doctor On Demand physicians use Video Visits to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for patients when clinically appropriate. Each Video Visit costs just $40, and many employers are now subsidizing Video Visits as part of their health plans. Doctor on Demand integrates into the Enterprise Healthcare Cloud through the Castlight Connect Solution Center, one of four Solution Centers that comprise the market-leading enterprise healthcare management platform.
“Both Castlight and Doctor On Demand help employers significantly reduce healthcare costs, while continuing to provide access to world-class medical care. We’re proud to work together to serve our employer partners, and also proud to serve Castlight’s employees. Every Castlight employee that uses Doctor On Demand saves time, hassle, and money, letting them focus on getting better, faster,” said Adam Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Doctor On Demand.
Integration of Doctor On Demand into Castlight further amplifies the proven benefits of video telehealth services for employers. For those individuals whose company offers Doctor On Demand within the Castlight platform, an alert will appear in Castlight when a search is conducted in Castlight for a relevant medical service, such as a suspected flu or upper respiratory infection. The alert prompts the individual to opt for a Video Visit and provides an immediate click through to access the Doctor On Demand service.
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“Doctor On Demand’s approach is in lock step with Castlight’s. Today’s employees expect quick, easy access to healthcare services. In turn, employers want technology-driven benefit approaches that support employee wellness, reduce absenteeism, and increase their teams’ productivity,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO for Castlight Health. “Castlight is one such employer. In the six months since we adopted Doctor On Demand, more than 25 percent of our team members have experienced a Video Visit.”
Castlight Connect Mobilizes the Healthcare Ecosystem
Third-party integrations into Castlight’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud enable employees to discover and access services such as telehealth providers, Health Savings Account providers, on-site clinic providers, and other expert opinion services. Castlight Connect also has integrations with advocacy services, wellness solutions, decision support applications, and appointment scheduling solutions. Deploying this Castlight Solution Center empowers businesses to move away from a fragmented set of underutilized vendor programs to providing a “one stop shop” for employees. Employees can then better take advantage of these resources when they need them, thereby increasing the programs value to the employee and return on investment to the employer.
About Doctor On Demand
Doctor On Demand is a healthcare service that provides Video Visits with board-certified physicians via smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers. Patients simply download the Doctor On Demand app on a smartphone or tablet or visit www.doctorondemand.com on their desktop computer, provide a list of their symptoms, and are instantly connected to a doctor licensed in their state for a Video Visit. Doctor On Demand delivers services through employers, health systems, health plans, and direct to consumers. Entrepreneurs Adam Jackson and Jay McGraw founded the company in 2012 to improve fast, easy, and cost-effective access to high quality medical care. Doctor On Demand is based in San Francisco and has raised $24 million from Venrock, Shasta Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Lerer Ventures, angel investor Sir Richard Branson, and Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush. To learn more, visit www.doctorondemand.com. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
About Castlight Health
Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) believes great healthcare builds great business. Named a top 2014 software platform by HR Technology Conference & Exposition, the Castlight Enterprise Healthcare Cloud enables employers to deliver cost-effective benefits, provides medical professionals and health plans a merit-based market to showcase their services, and – most importantly – empowers employees to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes. For more information visit www.castlighthealth.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and Like us on Facebook. Source: Castlight Health.
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