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The Return of Vas-Madness

It’s that time of year when basketball takes over and many are planning their lineup of excuses to watch as much college basketball as possible – some men even going as far as scheduling their vasectomies to coincide with March Madness in a trend dubbed "Vas-Madness."
by HealthSparq  |  March 29, 2016

Unlocking the creativity in your team

Unlocking your team’s creativity is not a mystical, unreachable ideal, and it is essential for an organization to thrive. All of us have a tremendous potential to create, so why don’t we see more creativity at every level of an organization? What can we do to unleash that potential?
by Northon Rodrigues  |  March 17, 2016

Reflections on HealthSparq’s 2016 Client Summit

Last week was HealthSparq’s third annual client summit. Our theme was HealthCare 3.0 and how it will be driven by consumers. We invited experts to challenge us, presented where HealthSparq is headed as a company and facilitated networking among all of the health plans we invited to attend. It was ...
by Burt Rosen  |  March 2, 2016

Sneak Peak: Initial Takeaways from Our Annual Customer Summit

Once a year, HealthSparq brings together a group of our clients to discuss where we are as a business and where we’ll be heading in the year ahead. We didn’t stop there; this week we took over New Orleans to not only discuss our business at the annual HealthSparq Customer ...
by Burt Rosen  |  February 25, 2016

Perspectives: Todd from Utah State University

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 ...
by HealthSparq  |  November 18, 2015

One Year in User Research

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.
by Alison Greco  |  November 11, 2015

Can We Tame the Wild West of Health Care Pricing?

Health care pricing is like the Wild West and it is only a matter of time before it catches up with us. Improving our system starts with driving payers and consumers to high value providers. But first, we must know who is charging what. Price transparency tools offer that important ...
by HealthSparq  |  August 27, 2015

Q&A with an Expecting Mother

Around the nation, you’ll hear more and more conversations about new and vital health care shopping tools like the ones ...
by HealthSparq  |  February 14, 2015