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The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Portland

December 5, 2016

Inc. 5000, Guadalupe Gonzales

Don’t be fooled Portland may be a beautiful city where the New York Times said Millennials go to retire, but plenty of Portlanders work very very hard. This year 46 Inc. 5000 companies call it home. See the top 10…

2015 Revenues From 17 Inc. 5,000 Digital Health Companies

August 23, 2016

Mobihealth News, Jonah Comstock

Every year, Inc. Magazine talks thousands of private companies into divulging their otherwise closely held financial data to the publication in exchange for a chance at placing on the annual Inc 5,000 and Inc 500 fastest growing private companies in America lists. See the digital health companies who made this year’s list...

Health Catalyst, Welltok, CynergisTek garner spots on Inc.’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies List

August 18, 2016

Healthcare IT News, Bernie Monegain

Health IT companies on the magazine’s annual roster specialize in a variety of products and services from analytics and cognitive computing to security management. Read more…

HealthSparq Creates First-of-its-kind Platform for Health Care Comparison Shopping and Appointment Purchasing

July 21, 2016

HealthSparq Creates First-of-its-kind Platform for Health Care Comparison Shopping and Appointment Purchasing Read More…

3 Ways to Help People Take Control of Their Health Care Decisions

July 8, 2016

Portland Business Journal, Scott Decker

From The New York Times, to health insurers, to employers and health care IT companies, a common question keeps nagging at the industry: How do we improve patient adoption of health technology that can improve care and save people money? Read more…

HealthSparq Named Portland Business Journal’s Fourth Fastest-Growing Private Company in Oregon

June 17, 2016

Portland Business Journal, Andy Giegerich and Brandon Sawyer

Nearly 1,000 business leaders converged on the Oregon Convention Center Thursday night for the beach-themed, and thus suitably festive, Oregon Fastest-Growing Companies event, hosted by the Portland Business Journal. HealthSparq ranked fourth with a 534.4% revenue growth between 2013-2015. See the top 100 list here…

If I Knew Then…

June 7, 2016

Crain’s Portland, Robert K. Elder

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy. Read the thoughts of Scott Decker, HealthSparq CEO…

A Guide To Understanding the Cost of Health Care

April 7, 2016

NY Daily News, Paul Ketches

Patients utilizing healthcare today are being asked to take on a new role with a whole new set of responsibilities: Informed Health Care Consumer.

This poses a challenge to patients accustomed to a health care market where price information often isn’t known until after the service is rendered, and the patient simply receives a bill a month later. [Read more…]

The 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards

February 26, 2016

Seattle Business Magazine, Karen West

As technology improves and Americans spend more on treatments to cure or prevent disease and injury, 2016 is likely to be a challenging year in health care. Doctors, nurses and clinicians are learning to work in new and innovative ways as consumers rely on video consults and their smartphones as diagnostic tools.

The 18 honorees in Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Leaders in Health Care Awards, including HealthSparq who is recognized in the Outstanding Achievement: Delivery of Digital Health category, are up to the challenge. Read more about each of them…

Consumers’ Healthcare Power Growing

January 15, 2016

USA Today, Jeffery H. Boyd

The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance more affordable for millions of Americans, addressed the difficult problem of pre-existing conditions and mandated minimum benefit plans, all laudable goals. At the same time, I think it is fair to say that, in the six years since its passage, the law has moved through our health care landscape like a hurricane, cutting a wide swath of change (and no small amount of chaos) in every aspect of the most complex ecosystem in American commerce. In particular, these changes are adding fuel to a rising consumerism in health care, as more consumers are forced to directly purchase health insurance and pay out-of-pocket a larger share of their health care costs. Read more…

10 Key Design Trends for 2016 (And How To Make the Most Of Them)

December 14, 2015

Fast Company: Fjord

Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in 2016. The trends we’ve identified focus on issues we—a firm with over 600 designers and developers—expect to tackle in the coming year. They reflect what clients are asking for, our experiences as citizens and users, and our well-informed guesses (we hope!) on the impact of emergent technology. Read more…

HealthSparq Named Portland Business Journal’s Third Fastest-Growing Private Company in Oregon and SW Washington

June 18, 2015

The health care startup saw 1,146 percent revenue growth from 2011 to 2014, plans to add 75 new employees in 2015 Read More…

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