SAP Announces NEW Strategic Healthcare Relationships
At SAPPHIRE NOW this past May, SAP announced the new SAP® Connected Health platform and strategic relationships with Castlight Health, Dharma Platform, and CancerLinQ.
Because I practiced very poor keyboard posture over the past five years, it was no surprise that I woke up in the middle of the night last December with numb, throbbing hands.
During the course of my Carple Tunnel diagnosis, I realized that it's important to "shop around" for the least expensive, but highest quality of care. One hospital charged $1,300 out-of-pocket for an MRI while an imaging facility charged only $495 for the same procedure.
The process of researching healthcare prices is frustrating to say the least.
I hit my yearly deductible amount and now only pay 10% of my healthcare bills. However, in a conversation with Castlight Health's Executive Vice President, John McCracken, at SAPPHIRE NOW, I learned that it's actually my employer, not my insurance company, who pays my surplus.
Castlight Health Eliminates Frustration in Finding Quality Care
The SAP Connected Health platform runs on SAP HANA, and it aims to form a broad ecosystem of healthcare partners (from payers to providers to researchers) that will accelerate the development and delivery of innovative patient-centered solutions. The goal is to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and deliver connected healthcare services.