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How much can healthcare shopping save consumers in Utah?

What can health care shopping mean for Utah residents with access to HealthSparq’s shopping tools? It can mean eliminating $4.4 million of unnecessary health care spending.
by HealthSparq  |  August 23, 2016

Idaho could be saving big on healthcare costs

People in Idaho could be saving an average of $852 per person, per year on health care — just by shopping for it.
by HealthSparq  |  August 17, 2016

Oregon’s Healthcare Shopportunities

We took a look at $1.1 billion spent by HealthSparq users in Oregon to understand what health care shopping could mean for them.
by HealthSparq  |  August 10, 2016

Building people-focused campaigns for people-focused products

Let’s face it – health care can seem cold and unfeeling. In fact, you may feel like you are going at it alone. When you call your health plan or doctor’s office, you might be greeted with an automated phone system or news that you have to pay for something ...
by Marisa O'Brien  |  July 26, 2016

The Four Healthcare 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 Healthcare?

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