Voices for smarterbetter health care

2019 Client Summit Recap: Making Connections, Growing Together and Preparing for the Future

We recently held our 6th annual HealthSparq Client Summit – this time around in the amazing city of Austin, Texas. During a span of three days, we shared, learned, socialized, ate too much and spent time planning for how we’ll work together to best serve health plan members.
by Mark Menton  |  March 12, 2019

Holding A Hackathon Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

Hackathons are undeniably valuable. They drive innovation, increase morale, build personal relationships, contribute to the organizational culture, and promote cross-team collaboration.
by Kirk L.  |  March 6, 2019

HIMSS 2019: What Innovation and Interoperability Mean for the Health Insurance Industry

HIMSS is one of the largest annual health care events and every year we look forward to attending. It’s a good chance to get a pulse on where the health industry is today and which topics and priorities are being emphasized for the coming year. This year’s theme happened to ...
by Harlan Edlin  |  February 22, 2019

Treatment Timelines: When Your Health Care Requires More Than a Single Doctor’s Visit

When it comes to health care shopping, there is a lot of confusion out there – and that’s largely because health care is confusing. HealthSparq exists to help clear up some of that confusion. One of the ways we do that is through a unique aspect of our tool that ...
by Heather Burton  |  February 12, 2019

HealthSparq Rewards: Achieve Health Care Savings By Giving Members a Nudge to Shop

Consumers now have more power than ever in a variety of markets and industries, so it often comes as a surprise (and with frustration) that it has been so difficult for us to cross the chasm to broader consumerism in health care.
by Daryl Galant  |  February 7, 2019

Telling It Like It Is: HealthSparq’s Most Memorable Moments from Consumer Panels 2018

We love putting people at the center of what we do – we believe that people and patients should be at the center of everything in health care. So, in addition to our What’s the Fix? activities, we take every opportunity we can at industry events to put real health ...
by Anna Greene  |  February 5, 2019

Rewarding Good Health Care Choices: Matt’s Story

"Using my health plan’s website to get information was quick and easy. The thing I learned most from this experience is how much it pays off—both for my health and my wallet—to use my plan’s online tools to do a little research.”
by Anna Greene  |  January 28, 2019

Looking to the Year Ahead: Predictions for Health Care Navigation and Digital Experiences

Each day, our team at HealthSparq focuses on building software and programs to help our health plan clients make navigating ...
by Matt Parker  |  January 23, 2019

3 Reasons Members Aren’t Shopping for Health Care (And What You Can Do About It)

With all the buzz about health care costs and health care spending, you might be surprised to learn that not many people actually use health care shopping tools. Given the recent increase in news headlines and media outlets (Vox, KHN), covering the issue of surprise medical bills and high health ...
by Heather Burton  |  January 15, 2019