Voices for Smarter, Better Health Care

Going Beyond Health Plan Data Interoperability Mandates

Regence, like many health plans, is working to address this 2020 mandate. We look at interoperability as a way to provide more efficient care coordination with our provider partners for our membership. We also see an opportunity to advance some of the strategic initiatives for consumer experience we already have ...
by Kirk Anderson  |  October 15, 2019

Cutting the Clutter from Open Enrollment

October is a big month in health care: it’s both health literacy month and the period when open enrollment begins. Considering that just 4% of Americans are able to correctly  define all four terms that determine how much they would personally have to pay for medical services and drugs they ...
by Leesa Hicks  |  October 11, 2019

What Members Want From Health Plans: In Their Own Words

We recently completed a consumer survey to better understand how people research health care prices, whether they understand their out-of-pocket estimates and if they trust the cost information received from their health plans. While there were some very interesting findings in the aggregate, we found the open-ended responses on one ...
by Anna Greene  |  October 8, 2019

New Research: Consumers Share Opinions on Health Care Price and Propensity to Shop

In HealthSparq’s most recent health care consumer survey, we asked 967 health plan members how they research health care prices, whether they understand their out-of-pocket estimates and if they trust the cost information received from their health plans.
by Anna Greene  |  October 2, 2019

Building Blocks of Change: Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit 2019

We’ve been talking about disruption/change/consumerism and the like in health care for a really long time. And we are making some progress as an industry. But the question that was posed throughout the event was: What do we need to do to make all this work really matter? 
by Mark Menton  |  September 26, 2019

HealthSparq’s VP of Product: “Let the Data Flow!”

For years, health care leaders have talked about consumerism as a key driver toward improving quality of care and reining in costs. Recently, our VP of Product Matt Parker shared an article in Oliver Wyman Health highlighting how impactful health data accessibility may be to the promise of consumerism.
by Heather Burton  |  September 16, 2019

Seven Tips for Building a Scalable Data Foundation in Health Care

Today, 80 percent of health data remains unstructured and undigested. The health care sector is expected to produce 2,314 exabytes ...
by Keith Lomurray  |  September 4, 2019

Working at HealthSparq: Meet the Interns

Here at HealthSparq, we have two different intern programs that welcome students into our offices each year. Learn more about the two programs
by Anna Greene  |  August 22, 2019

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