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Castlight Health Expands Digital Health Ecosystem with Two New Partnerships
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) today announced it has added two new solutions to its digital health ecosystem: Virta Health and Vida Health. With these partnerships, Castlight will integrate each company's personalized, digital chronic condition solutions into its health navigation platform, which utilizes a flexibile integration architecture to connect with thousands of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs.
The two companies are part of a growing marketplace of digital therapeutics: online and tech-enabled treatments that encourage behavioral and lifestyle changes to help users manage a condition.
"We are excited to introduce Virta Health and Vida Health to our digital health ecosystem to help employers better address some of the costliest and most common conditions among their employee populations," said Pierce Graham-Jones, Senior Vice President of Growth at Castlight Health. "Adding these solutions will help Castlight users better manage conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity."
Virta Health is a technology-enabled online clinic that provides a treatment to reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. Using Castlight's platform, employees can enroll directly in the Virta Treatment, which has clinically shown to help patients achieve diabetes reversal and reduce or even eliminate insulin use.
"Virta is helping people reverse type 2 diabetes and eliminate the need for expensive medications, while putting 100% of fees at risk for employers," said Derek Newell, Virta Health's Head of Commercial. "Being part of Castlight's comprehensive platform provides expanded access to the Virta Treatment and ensures that people living with diabetes have access to the benefits of diabetes reversal."
Vida Health is a virtual care platform that combines evidence-based programs with health coaching and therapy to help individuals prevent, manage, and reverse multiple physical and behavioral health conditions. Vida, which has proven effective in a broad population, will be available through Castlight's suite of digital health and wellness solutions.
"By focusing on the whole person at Vida, we are able to handle people's co-morbidities and help them manage and reverse physical and mental health conditions to improve their health and productivity in the workforce, ultimately reducing costs for employers," said Stephanie Tilenius, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Vida Health. "By offering our virtual care solution through the Castlight platform, we're giving employees access to a network of solutions that support their health and help achieve their wellness goals."
Castlight's ecosystem allows employers to connect all of their health, wellness, and benefits vendors into a comprehensive health navigation platform. Employees get an end-to-end experience to guide them through their entire health journey, whether they are trying to stay healthy, manage conditions, or access care.
About Castlight Health
Castlight is on a mission to make it as easy as humanly possible to navigate healthcare and live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Our health navigation platform connects with hundreds of health vendors, benefits resources, and plan designs, giving rise to the world's first comprehensive app for all health needs. We guide individuals—based on their unique profile—to the best resources available to them, whether they are healthy, chronically ill, or actively seeking medical care. In doing so, we help companies regain control over rising healthcare costs and get more value from their benefits investments. Castlight revolutionized the healthcare sector with the introduction of data-driven price transparency tools in 2008 and the first consumer-grade wellbeing platform in 2012. Today, Castlight serves as the health navigation platform for millions of people and is a trusted partner to many of the largest employers in the world.
About Virta Health
Virta Health provides the first treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. Among enrolled patients in our clinical trial at one year, 60% achieved diabetes reversal and 94% of insulin users reduced or eliminated usage altogether. Results extend beyond diabetes reversal to other areas of metabolic and cardiovascular health, with sustained improvements in blood pressure, inflammation, liver function, and BMI. For enterprises, Virta puts 100% of its fees at risk and can reduce medical prescription costs by more than 70% in year 1 alone. Delivered through Virta's novel continuous remote care platform, the Virta Treatment provides unparalleled medical and behavioral support and is transforming the lives of people living with type 2 diabetes. To learn more, visit www.virtahealth.com or follow us on Twitter @virtahealth.
About Vida Health
Vida is a virtual care company that combines a human-centric approach with technology to address chronic physical and behavioral health conditions. We provide personalized chronic condition digital therapeutic programs combined with real human health coaching and therapy through a mobile and online platform that supports individuals in managing and reversing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, depression, anxiety, stress, sleep, asthma, smoking cessation, and more. Our platform integrates deeply individual expert care with machine learning and remote monitoring to deliver lasting behavior change, health outcomes and cost savings. Vida is trusted by Fortune 1000 companies, major national payers, and large providers to activate, engage, and empower their employees to live their healthiest lives. Some client examples include Cisco, PayPal, Steelcase, eBay, FICO, Visa, AvalonBay, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and Partners Healthcare. Visit www.vida.com to learn more.
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