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Revisiting My 2019 Health Care Predictions

At the beginning of 2019, I made several predictions about which trends in health care industry would come to fruition during the year. Let’s take a look back and see how well my predictions held up.
by Matt Parker  |  January 14, 2020

More and Better: Takeaways from 2019’s AHIP Consumer Experience Show

At last week’s AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, the ongoing challenge of delivering better health care experiences was front and center. Despite the bitter cold of (almost) winter in Chicago, health plan leaders gathered to share and learn ways to improve outcomes, contain costs and streamline processes for ...
by Jill Dornan  |  December 18, 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

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