Voices for smarterbetter health care

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

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

Redesigning HealthSparq One: A UX Retrospective

Our UX team has been hard at work on a recent redesign of our HealthSparq One homepage. When we asked them to share a bit about how they tackled this big project to deliver an even better experience for our end users, they responded with an awesome and surprising take ...
by Jim M  |  April 10, 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

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

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

Deductibles, Donuts and Health Care Data

Oregon is beautiful in August, making it the perfect place and time to hold our first-ever Product Summit for our health plan clients from around the country. This idea-focused, hands-on gathering was all about collaboration, problem-solving and helping to plan for the HealthSparq solutions of the future. And, in true ...
by Matt Parker  |  September 12, 2018

The Evolution of Health Care Cost Transparency

In my day-to-day work, at our annual client summit, on regular client calls and at industry events, I consistently hear about the issues health plan executives are facing. It’s probably not surprising that one of the challenges that comes up again and again is how to engage members, especially given ...
by Dan Medin  |  April 19, 2018