HealthSparq Blog

HealthSparq’s First Health Care Shopping Trends Report

June 21, 2016

Today we published our first ever Annual Health Care Shopping Trends Report, where we highlight learnings around why, how and where people are shopping for health care in America. Read More…


9 Tricks to Dominating Your Hackathon

June 15, 2016

Done right, a hackathon can produce a wave of new energy and ideas and the ripples will continue to be felt for months to come. There isn’t a single trick to getting it right, but with these tips, you can set the stage so that no matter how your team places, you can together consider it a win. Read More…


What Could Washingtonians be Saving on Health Care?

June 8, 2016

More and more people are learning that they can shop for health care. For approximately 1.1 million people in Washington state with access to our tools, we wanted to understand what health care shopping could mean to them. Read More…


A Product Manager’s Guide for Leading a Team

May 25, 2016

Ashwini Talasila and a team of our product managers sat down to create their top 10 tips for navigating tough negotiations and ensuring we stay focused on the end goal of a successful product launch. Read More…


Meet Our Team: Execs Edition!

April 19, 2016

Have you ever wanted to throw a pie tin full of whipped cream and sprinkles at your boss? While most executives might not want their teams vying to throw pies in their faces, HealthSparq’s leadership certainly doesn’t mind! Two of our executives willingly stepped up and accepted the challenge in the name of charity. Read More…


Meet Our Team: Scott Baldwin

April 15, 2016

In this post we meet Scott Baldwin, HealthSparq’s Senior Manager of Program & Product Lead for Platform Product Management. Read More…


Using Social Media to be a Better Health Care Consumer

April 7, 2016

Social media platforms, health plan, provider and vendor websites – along with other online and digital tools – can enable us to be ‘better health care consumers.’ In this post, I’ll share some information on potential benefits of social media platforms and how these platforms may assist you, as a current patient, potential consumer of health care services and/or as an advocate for others needing health care services, in improving your health care outcomes, making smart financial decisions and better understanding the health care services you select for yourself and your loved ones. Read More…


Get to Know Our Team: Matthew, Melanie & Jorge

April 1, 2016

Who slept in their Olaf costume last night? Get to know HealthSparq’s Matthew Anthes-Washburn (Product Manager, Engagement), Melanie Ying (Director of Marketing) and Jorge Zelaya (Director of Tech Operations) to find out! Read More…


The Return of Vas-Madness

March 29, 2016

It’s that time of year when basketball takes over and many are planning their lineup of excuses to watch as much college basketball as possible – some men even going as far as scheduling their vasectomies to coincide with March Madness in a trend dubbed “Vas-Madness.” Read More…


Get to Know Our Team: Connie, Northon & Srihari

March 21, 2016

Meet HealthSparq staffers Connie Ng (UX/UI Associate), Northon Rodriguez (Director of Engineering for Product Development) and Srihari Muthyala (Engineering Manager). Read More…