Voices for smarterbetter health care

Improving Client Experience with Microservice Architecture

The speed of business continues to accelerate and technology is key to helping deliver more, faster. At HealthSparq, our technology utilizes a microservice architecture to enable the rapid, frequent and reliable delivery of our large, configurable health care applications for health plans, their groups and their members. At the end ...
by Leesa Hicks  |  August 20, 2019

Age Matters: Breaking Down How People View Health Care Today

Health care is complicated. To help us make it easier to navigate, we regularly conduct studies like this one to understand how health care consumers feel about communications, transparency, trust, preferences and costs. By working to best understand where we are today, we can better chart a path forward with ...
by Anna Greene  |  August 13, 2019

Building Health Technology Infrastructure for Consumerism, Security and Interoperability

Today’s health consumers have high expectations about the interactions they have with plans, providers and third-party vendors. And, when it comes to health care, the areas of security, reliability, quality and compliance are paramount. HealthSparq is continuously investing in our applications and infrastructure to ensure the security and compliance of ...
by Mark Vo  |  July 23, 2019

Hack Open Enrollment for Better Engagement Throughout the Benefit Year

It’s almost that most exciting time of year. No, not the holidays. We’re nearing open enrollment—the magical time when tens of millions of employees and Medicare members shop around for their health insurance. It’s also the perfect opportunity to get your current members engaged in order to retain them. To ...
by Jill Dornan  |  July 17, 2019

Music City Takes on Health Care: Reflecting on AHIP Institute and Expo 2019

Sure, AHIP wasn’t immune to buzzwords, but there is some great progress being made in the industry related to the core buzzwords I heard at AHIP, including personalization, transparency, trust and member focus.
by Kerstin Lucas  |  July 11, 2019

Holding A Hackathon Doesn’t Have To Be Hard, Part II

In this article, we’ll share some ideas to make your hackathon a bit more extravagant. Think of this as a hackathon 2.0 to embark upon once you’ve mastered (or at least attempted) the basics.
by Kirk L.  |  June 25, 2019

Talking Medicare: The Intersection of New Expectations and Modern Engagement Tools

The men and women aging into Medicare today demand more than past generations—access, transparency, services and general control of their health care. They come equipped with digital skills and are comfortable with online research. They demand the ability to understand quality with their providers in the same way they understand ...
by Jeff Yaniga  |  June 18, 2019

Headline Heavy: Surprise Medical Bills, Transparency and Interoperability in Health Care

The negative impacts felt from rising health care costs and concerns over data ownership certainly aren’t new topics of discussion in this country. But as policymakers have increased their involvement in these areas, the steady stream of news has turned into a fast-moving series of waves and has left many ...
by Matt Parker  |  June 11, 2019

Elected Officials Call for Transparency — But What About Consumers?

People want more control over their rising health care costs. Health plans, providers, employers and even the federal government are working to improve the situation for consumers, but there remains a large divide between where we are today and where we want to be.
by Jill Dornan  |  June 4, 2019