Voices for smarterbetter health care

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

Celebrating 5 Years of Helping People Make Smarter Health Care Choices

HealthSparq exists to help people make smarter health care choices. As we celebrate five years as a company, we took stock of what we’ve accomplished so far and what a few of the people who have been with us since the beginning think of our growth.
by Anna Greene  |  May 18, 2017

Creating a Consumer-Focused Search

HealthSparq facilitates tens of millions of health care searches each month. These searches are comprised of parents looking for new pediatricians, a man researching cost for a much-needed MRI, a woman wanting to learn more about knee replacement at a highly-rated facility and so much more. That’s why we look ...
by Harlan Edlin  |  April 14, 2017