Voices for smarterbetter health care

Looking to the Year Ahead: Predictions for Health Care Navigation and Digital Experiences

Each day, our team at HealthSparq focuses on building software and programs to help our health plan clients make navigating ...
by Matt Parker  |  January 23, 2019

3 Reasons Members Aren’t Shopping for Health Care (And What You Can Do About It)

With all the buzz about health care costs and health care spending, you might be surprised to learn that not many people actually use health care shopping tools. Given the recent increase in news headlines and media outlets (Vox, KHN), covering the issue of surprise medical bills and high health ...
by Heather Burton  |  January 15, 2019

HealthSparq Recognized with NCQA HIP Certification

Quality and compliance are important to supporting our health plan clients. That’s why we’re thrilled that we have once again received NCQA’s Health Information Product (HIP) 4 (Physician and Hospital Directories) certification. NCQA certification is mission critical for HealthSparq as we know it is for our clients. Our HealthSparq One®-based ...
by Larry Glass  |  December 27, 2018

What Your Members Want You to Know About Your Consumer Experience

The main message from last week’s AHIP Consumer Experience and Digital Health Forum keynote speaker, branding expert Johnny Cupcakes (yes, ...
by Jill Dornan  |  December 18, 2018

Show Me You Know Me: How Health Plans Can Build Trust and Increase Engagement Using Personalization

We recently co-hosted a webinar with Oliver Wyman discussing how health plans can use personalization to build trust with their members – without creeping them out. How far is too far? How far is not far enough? Here are a few of the biggest take-aways from both our own research ...
by Alison Greco  |  December 7, 2018

HealthSparq CEO Shares Thoughts from 2018 Oliver Wyman Innovation Summit

Great conferences help you connect and be inspired. Last week’s Oliver Wyman Innovation Summit did just that. And since the conference wrapped up, I’ve been thinking about Bill Gates’ quote from his book, The Road Ahead, where he discusses the evolution of personal computing: "We always overestimate the change that ...
by Mark Menton  |  November 14, 2018

SPM2018 Recap: Taking Action to Drive Change

A couple of weeks ago, HealthSparq sponsored and participated in the Society for Participatory Medicine’s 2nd Annual Conference: Democratizing Healthcare (#SPM2018). After all the work I’ve done with What’s the Fix? over the past few years, this conference is very close to my heart. There are amazing individuals and organizations ...
by Anna Greene  |  November 7, 2018

New Research: As Election Day Nears, Americans Say Health Care System is Unacceptable

Heading into next week’s election, one of the top issues voters report being most concerned about is health care. In an overall effort to continue better understanding our users and their needs, we, in conjunction with our partner Hanover Research, recently surveyed almost 1,000 health care consumers from across the ...
by Heather Burton  |  November 1, 2018

Datomic in a nutshell

In this blog post, I will be taking you though my journey of using Datomic database. The reasons why we ...
by Aparajita Chaudhuri  |  October 30, 2018