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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’s First Health Care Shopping Trends Report Explores the People Behind the Data

June 21, 2016

HealthSparq released a first-of-its-kind 2015 Health Care Shopping Trends Report that explores what matters most to health care shoppers. Read More…

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…

6 Healthcare Predictions for 2016

January 14, 2016

Electronic Health Reporter, Guest Post by Torben Nielsen

The past few years have seen record investments in digital health. More than $12 billion have been poured into digital health companies in 2014 and 2015 alone, according to Rock Health, and there’s no indication of any slowing in 2016. Here are my predictions for what’s in store for health care in the New Year: Read more…

New HealthSparq Clean Helps Health Plans Avoid Costly CMS, State-Level Fines for Inaccurate Provider Directories

October 29, 2015

HealthSparq announced its new data-as-a-service offering HealthSparq Clean today, a program that helps health plans correct the inaccuracies in their provider databases and establish ongoing updates. Read More…

Skin Cancer Concern Increases 60% in Summer Months, Data Shows

August 27, 2015

HealthSparq confirms summer is the peak season for often-expensive skin treatments Read More…

Cambia Subsidiary Study Reveals Widespread ‘Buyer’s Remorse’ Among Health Consumers

August 17, 2015

Portland Business Journal, Elizabeth Hayes

A consumer survey commissioned by Portland-based HealthSparq showed widespread sticker shock and buyer’s remorse when it comes to health expenditures. Read more…

Severe Spring Allergies Drive People to Comparison Shop for Tests, Therapies to Save Money

July 1, 2015

HealthSparq data shows allergy shots and tests are among most frequently shopped medical treatments in Spring, nearly double 2014 figures Read More…

Vasectomies, Wellness Treatment Searches Gain Popularity in the New Year

March 26, 2015

Insurance News Net, Staff Writer

People in the United States increasingly shopped for vasectomies in the first quarter of the New Year. Read more…

Vasectomies, Wellness Treatment Searches Gain Popularity in the New Year

March 20, 2015

Urology Practice Management, Staff Writer

HealthSparq also saw searches for wellness treatments like chiropractic, physical therapy, preventative checkups and screening colonoscopies move into the top 10 searches in the same time period. Read more…

Men Now Scheduling Vasectomies As Excuse to Stay Home and Watch March Madness

March 20, 2015

NY Mag, Jessica Roy

Men who are done having children and also want to watch basketball for a month straight have figured out a convenient way to kill two birds with one stone: get vasectomies during March, so their recovery time coincides with the annual NCAA tournament. Score? Read more…

Vasectomies, wellness treatment searches gain popularity in the New Year

March 19, 2015

Data from HealthSparq reveals new seasonality in patient health care shopping behaviors Read More…

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