Voices for Smarter, Better Healthcare

Giving Providers New Insights into Patient Choices & Health Care Shopping

Have you ever seen a doctor and been given a referral for more blood tests? Or a recommendation for where to get the MRI you need? How about a prescription to have filled? I’d venture a guess that most of us have. And, once given the referral or prescription, did ...
by Mark Menton  |  February 7, 2017

Five Steps to a Successful Incentives and Rewards Program Launch

Financial incentives can be an incredibly powerful way to persuade health plan participants to shop around for the highest quality care at the lowest cost. But once you’ve selected and purchased a rewards program, how do you make sure it gets off to a successful start? There are a number ...
by Anna Greene  |  January 10, 2017

Happy New Deductible!

It’s natural to think “I’ll take care of that mammogram, fix that bum knee or finally have that colonoscopy after the holidays.” For some though, the new deductible that comes with the New Year is not so happy. The number of people in the United States with high deductible health ...
by Marisa O'Brien  |  January 6, 2017

Using Incentives to Drive Health Care Shopping Behaviors

It was an exciting, jam-packed 12 months here at HealthSparq and with the new year officially here, we’re reflecting on what we’ve accomplished with our team, clients and partners, and how we can set our clients and ourselves up for a wonderful 2017.
by Anna Greene  |  January 3, 2017

’Tis the Season — for Telehealth

The holidays just might be one of the best times of the year to try out telehealth. Thanks to our partner, MDLIVE, we were able to take a look at how our savvy health care shoppers have been using telehealth over the past year. All signs point to the holidays, ...
by Anna Greene  |  December 6, 2016

Eat, drink and be mindful of holiday health care costs

It’s that time of year again, when families and friends across America come together to eat, drink and be merry.
by Anna Greene  |  November 21, 2016

Why #whatthehealthcare?

At HealthSparq, our mission is “helping people make smarter health care choices”. The key words are people and choices. People don’t always have choices in health care. They are, more often than not, victims of the system and unaware that they may have a choice. #whatthehealthcare is for all of ...
by Burt Rosen  |  November 9, 2016

Happy Halloween from HealthSparq!

We know that health care can be gruesome, terrifying and just plain weird. So, in celebration of delightful Halloween horrors, we’ve compiled a few of our most haunting health care searches from our cost estimator tools. These are all searches done by real people…with real interesting issues. Have a Happy ...
by Anna Greene  |  October 31, 2016

How Healthy Is Your State?

Does health care shopping behavior indicate how healthy people are? Let’s look at the data to find out.
by Anna Greene  |  October 28, 2016