Voices for Smarter, Better Health Care

Using Incentives to Drive Health Care Shopping Behaviors

It was an exciting, jam-packed 12 months here at HealthSparq and with the new year officially here, we’re reflecting on what we’ve accomplished with our team, clients and partners, and how we can set our clients and ourselves up for a wonderful 2017.
by Anna Greene  |  January 3, 2017

’Tis the Season — for Telehealth

The holidays just might be one of the best times of the year to try out telehealth. Thanks to our partner, MDLIVE, we were able to take a look at how our savvy health care shoppers have been using telehealth over the past year. All signs point to the holidays, ...
by Anna Greene  |  December 6, 2016

Eat, drink and be mindful of holiday health care costs

It’s that time of year again, when families and friends across America come together to eat, drink and be merry.
by Anna Greene  |  November 21, 2016

Why #whatthehealthcare?

At HealthSparq, our mission is “helping people make smarter health care choices”. The key words are people and choices. People don’t always have choices in health care. They are, more often than not, victims of the system and unaware that they may have a choice. #whatthehealthcare is for all of ...
by Burt Rosen  |  November 9, 2016

Happy Halloween from HealthSparq!

We know that health care can be gruesome, terrifying and just plain weird. So, in celebration of delightful Halloween horrors, we’ve compiled a few of our most haunting health care searches from our cost estimator tools. These are all searches done by real people…with real interesting issues. Have a Happy ...
by Anna Greene  |  October 31, 2016

How Healthy Is Your State?

Does health care shopping behavior indicate how healthy people are? Let’s look at the data to find out.
by Anna Greene  |  October 28, 2016

Leveraging Qualitative Research to Shape the Member Experience

I recently had the pleasure of giving a talk at the World Congress Health Plan Consumer Experience and Retention Summit in Boston. To an audience of experienced marketers, product folks, and health plan executives, I staked out a position on the inherent value of qualitative research
by Alison Greco  |  October 11, 2016

Back to School Shopping Hits Health Care

How does back to school shopping impact the health care industry?
by Anna Greene  |  September 27, 2016

How much can health care shopping save consumers in Utah?

What can health care shopping mean for Utah residents with access to HealthSparq’s shopping tools? It can mean eliminating $4.4 million of unnecessary health care spending.
by HealthSparq  |  August 23, 2016