HealthSparq Blog

MedSavvy + HealthSparq: Cost is Only One Consideration When Choosing the Right Medications

May 3, 2017

More than half of Americans today take at least one prescription drug, and costs are continually on the rise. But when determining whether a medication is the right choice, people should consider more than just cost – it’s about safety and efficacy, too. People should feel empowered to ask – and find answers to – questions like, “What is the proof of safety and effectiveness?” “How does this medication compare to others like it?” “Will the side effects interfere with my lifestyle?” and “What do others think?” Read More…


What to Expect at What’s the Fix? Part II: Afternoon Agenda

April 26, 2017

What’s the Fix? is a conference specifically created to bring stories to light and to use those stories to help change the mess that is health care. We aren’t trying to fix health care at the macro level (an extremely difficult task, and, as someone once said, “Who knew health care was so complicated?”), but we are trying to inspire people to commit to making the changes and to fix what they can control. We believe that if people take health care into their own hands, and commit to making small changes, the overall experience for all starts to improve. Read More…


Humanize Your Health Plan Marketing

April 19, 2017

For the most part, health plan marketing is pretty bland and chock full of stock images. Part of the reason is .– it’s hard to get around the perception that health care is cold and prickly. And the fact is, it’s a perception that has been fairly earned in the minds of many people. But that doesn’t mean your brand should shy away from emotional, warm-and-fuzzy marketing, if that’s who you want to be. Read More…


Creating a Consumer-Focused Search

April 14, 2017

HealthSparq facilitates tens of millions of health care searches each month. These searches are comprised of parents looking for new pediatricians, a man researching cost for a much-needed MRI, a woman wanting to learn more about knee replacement at a highly-rated facility and so much more. That’s why we look beyond metrics to make our tools user-friendly, because we know that each search represents a person. Read More…


What to Expect at What’s the Fix? Part I: Morning Sessions

April 4, 2017

During the morning sessions at What’s the Fix? our speakers will set the stage for a powerful day. Each have each overcome major health care hurdles on their own, and have dedicated themselves to driving change as a result of what they have learned. Read More…


Health Care for the Rest of Us

March 31, 2017

5 minutes and 20 slides. That’s how long it took to share our ideas about how we can take the extra step in meeting healthcare consumers on their terms whenever or wherever they need help. Read More…


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…