Voices for Smarter, Better Health Care

Bringing the Sparq to HealthSparq Product Summit

Each summer, we gather our health plan clients to discuss hot health care industry topics and collaborate on long-term product ...
by Jill Dornan  |  September 1, 2020

Sharing Savings with Members: Financial Incentives Legislation Coming to Your State

The legislative momentum for ‘right to shop’ programs makes sense given the clear financial benefits to plans, groups and consumers. The value of delivering a program like HealthSparq Rewards that is simple for members and boosts engagement while creating loyalty in the process. Are you ready to share savings with ...
by Jill Dornan  |  July 28, 2020

Understanding the CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules for Payers

On March 9, 2020, two rules were issued by CMS and ONC to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). We’ve dug into the rules extensively to put together the key points health plans need to know, so you can begin preparing ...
by Jill Dornan  |  April 21, 2020

Searching for Health Care Savings? Offer a Shopping Incentives Program Using HealthSparq Rewards API

The HealthSparq Rewards Program and API help drive health plan members into cost transparency tools, educate them about cost saving opportunities and reward them with financial incentives for making smarter health care choices.
by Jill Dornan  |  November 12, 2019

Stand Out To Seniors: A Letter To All Medicare Plans

Today’s Medicare beneficiaries are tech-savvy and are taking their health into their own hands. Instead of calling customer service and waiting on hold, they prefer getting answers right away for simple questions like whether their doctor is in-network, how much an upcoming procedure might cost or how long the recovery ...
by Kerstin  |  November 6, 2019

Building Health Technology Infrastructure for Consumerism, Security and Interoperability

Today’s health consumers have high expectations about the interactions they have with plans, providers and third-party vendors. And, when it comes to health care, the areas of security, reliability, quality and compliance are paramount. HealthSparq is continuously investing in our applications and infrastructure to ensure the security and compliance of ...
by Mark Vo  |  July 23, 2019

Building an Accessible Culture Within HealthSparq One

Rethinking our application to make it available to users with special needs is a critical component of our UI redesign – and to HealthSparq’s mission of helping people make smarter health care choices.
by Lisa Nichols  |  May 16, 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  |  April 10, 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