Voices for Smarter, Better Healthcare

The Four Health Care Shopping Personas

As you can probably tell by now, we’re obsessed with understanding our users. Why? Because it’s the best way for us to improve what we build based on what people actually need.
by Anna Greene  |  June 29, 2016

9 Tricks to Dominating Your Hackathon

Done right, a hackathon can produce a wave of new energy and ideas and the ripples will continue to be felt for months to come. There isn’t a single trick to getting it right, but with these tips, you can set the stage so that no matter how your team ...
by Matthew Anthes-Washburn  |  June 15, 2016

What Could Washingtonians be Saving on Health Care?

More and more people are learning that they can shop for health care. For approximately 1.1 million people in Washington state with access to our tools, we wanted to understand what health care shopping could mean to them.
by HealthSparq  |  June 8, 2016

A Product Manager’s Guide for Leading a Team

Ashwini Talasila and a team of our product managers sat down to create their top 10 tips for navigating tough negotiations and ensuring we stay focused on the end goal of a successful product launch
by Arya Lau  |  May 25, 2016

The Return of Vas-Madness

It’s that time of year when basketball takes over and many are planning their lineup of excuses to watch as much college basketball as possible – some men even going as far as scheduling their vasectomies to coincide with March Madness in a trend dubbed "Vas-Madness."
by HealthSparq  |  March 29, 2016

Unlocking the creativity in your team

Unlocking your team’s creativity is not a mystical, unreachable ideal, and it is essential for an organization to thrive. All of us have a tremendous potential to create, so why don’t we see more creativity at every level of an organization? What can we do to unleash that potential?
by Northon Rodrigues  |  March 17, 2016

Reflections on HealthSparq’s 2016 Client Summit

Last week was HealthSparq’s third annual client summit. Our theme was HealthCare 3.0 and how it will be driven by consumers. We invited experts to challenge us, presented where HealthSparq is headed as a company and facilitated networking among all of the health plans we invited to attend. It was ...
by Burt Rosen  |  March 2, 2016

Sneak Peak: Initial Takeaways from Our Annual Customer Summit

Once a year, HealthSparq brings together a group of our clients to discuss where we are as a business and where we’ll be heading in the year ahead. We didn’t stop there; this week we took over New Orleans to not only discuss our business at the annual HealthSparq Customer ...
by Burt Rosen  |  February 25, 2016

Perspectives: Todd from Utah State University

Costs for common medical procedures can vary dramatically from state to state, and even within the same city. In Utah, a surgery to repair an Achilles tendon can range from $6,336 to $14,981. By using the tools and services offered by HealthSparq, Utah State University (USU) employees can uncover cost ...
by HealthSparq  |  November 18, 2015