Voices for smarterbetter health care

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 Lucas  |  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 M  |  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

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

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

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