HealthSparq Blog

How Are We Ever Going to Fix This Mess?

March 21, 2017

At HealthSparq, we know that health care isn’t something to be ignored or made fun of (well, maybe a little). It’s a huge issue that touches everyone in our country. The system isn’t working for people and we know it. That’s why we launched #WhatTheHealthCare in order to highlight what isn’t working. But now, we’re going a step further. Read More…


Innovating from within: How do new ideas get out the door?

March 15, 2017

Encouraging innovation from within an organization is not always easy, and different techniques are effective in different contexts. Part of the work of an experienced product manager is working with the existing structure when you are trying to deliver something new. Here are some guiding questions that can help you along the way. Read More…


Start Innovating and Integrating with HealthSparq One APIs

March 8, 2017

For health plans that want to optimize their end-to-end member experience and push the envelope with innovation, the HealthSparq API suite offers the flexibility to take the best-of-breed transparency tools and use them to suit their members and business needs. Read More…


HealthSparq Client Summit 2017: Recapping a Fun and Powerful Week

March 3, 2017

Last week, HealthSparq hosted our annual Client Summit in Nashville. While we enjoyed the fantastic sights and sounds of a great city, the time we spent focused on helping people was the star of the show. It was our 4th annual event, and far and away the best one yet. Read More…


Motivating Behaviors for Health Care

February 28, 2017

Ask anyone involved with attempting to motivate health-related behaviors and the subject of incentives comes up. Some will say they work—and some do. Some will say they don’t work—and some don’t. Our company, Augeo Marketing, has been in the business of motivating a wide variety of behaviors for almost two decades. During that time, we have implemented thousands of incentive-based engagement programs and have come to similar conclusions. Read More…


Enough Talk, Let’s Get Sh*t Done!

February 21, 2017

Last week, our own Burt Rosen (@burtrosen) hosted at Twitter chat with #HITsm focused on what actions we as a health care community are taking to really make change in the industry. Why? Because its time to stop just talking about the need for change. Its time to actually start making change! Read More…


Giving Providers New Insights into Patient Choices & Health Care Shopping

February 7, 2017

Have you ever seen a doctor and been given a referral for more blood tests? Or a recommendation for where to get the MRI you need? How about a prescription to have filled? I’d venture a guess that most of us have. And, once given the referral or prescription, did you wonder how much it would cost? Or where you should or could go? Usually, the doctor gives you a recommendation, and you follow orders. Read More…


HealthSparq 2017 Value Award Winners

February 1, 2017

We are a fast-moving, fun and dedicated team here at HealthSparq, and our mission and values remain key in our day-to-day business operations. Each year, we take some time to call out those among us who went above and beyond demonstrating our values in all they do. Read More…


Five Steps to a Successful Incentives and Rewards Program Launch

January 10, 2017

Financial incentives can be an incredibly powerful way to persuade health plan participants to shop around for the highest quality care at the lowest cost. But once you’ve selected and purchased a rewards program, how do you make sure it gets off to a successful start? There are a number of important steps, but here are five key must-dos. Read More…


Happy New Deductible!

January 6, 2017

It’s natural to think “I’ll take care of that mammogram, fix that bum knee or finally have that colonoscopy after the holidays.” For some though, the new deductible that comes with the New Year is not so happy. The number of people in the United States with high deductible health plans (HDHP) has grown steadily over the last few years and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. According to Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 25% of workers are enrolled in a high deductible health plan, up from just 4 percent in 2006. Read More…