HealthSparq Blog

Perspectives: Todd from Utah State University

November 18, 2015

Costs for common medical procedures can vary dramatically from state to state, and even within the same city. In Utah, a surgery to repair an Achilles tendon can range from $6,336 to $14,981. By using the tools and services offered by HealthSparq, Utah State University (USU) employees can uncover cost disparities empowering them to make smarter decisions about their health care. This is one USU employee’s experience using HealthSparq tools. Read More…


One Year in User Research

November 11, 2015

When Maggie and I took some time to look back over what we learned in our first year of usability testing sessions with a really diverse group of people, we found some clear, unifying themes. Read More…


It’s Open Enrollment Season

November 4, 2015

It’s that time of year again, when the words “Open Enrollment” seem to follow you all around the office. Don’t ignore them! Open Enrollment is your chance to take control of your health care planning for the year ahead and make coverage choices that fit your needs. Read More…


It Takes a Village: Accurate Provider Directories

October 19, 2015

Health plans and doctors are not currently set up to provide up-to-date and accurate contact and insurance coverage information to members and patients in a timely, accurate and online manner. These challenges will only grow as strict new federal and state regulatory requirements are put in place. Read more… Read More…


Sticker Shock Causes Buyer’s Remorse in Health Care

September 4, 2015

Have you ever felt surprised by the total cost of your medical procedure? It turns out a lot of people have — and they’re feeling like if they had known costs, they wouldn’t have seen the doctor at all, or they would have delayed care. Hear HealthSparq’s VP of Product & Strategy Torben Nielsen report on this… Read More…


Can We Tame the Wild West of Health Care Pricing?

August 27, 2015

Health care pricing is like the Wild West and it is only a matter of time before it catches up with us. Read more… Read More…


HealthSparq Wins Digital Health Award

August 26, 2015

HealthSparq recognized as one of the best health resources for consumers and health professionals. Read More…


Q&A with an Expecting Mother

February 14, 2015

Around the nation, you’ll hear more and more conversations about new and vital health care shopping tools like the ones we offer. They allow people to make more educated decisions about their health care experience by comparing the cost and quality of medical treatments and those who provide them. But what you may not be hearing is how people are using these tools in real life. Read more… Read More…


HealthSparq Quadruples In Size: Our Year In Review

January 31, 2015

One of my biggest points of pride in this company is how committed each of our staffers is to this mission, and it’s reflected in our performance and incredible growth this past year. From 2013 to 2014, HealthSparq quadrupled its clients, quadrupled its revenue and added over 125 new employees. Our nationwide health care cost and quality data is available to over 78 million people, who can now shop for their health care. Read more… Read More…