Voices for Smarter, Better Healthcare

New Research Reveals the Top 3 Things Members Want from Their Health Plans

Beginning in July 2023, Wakefield Research surveyed 1,000 individuals across the country on behalf of Kyruus to gain an understanding ...
by Nahal Hosseini  |  October 10, 2023

Three Things Consumers Should Consider During Open Enrollment

Some 293 million people are gearing up to make their benefits elections for 2022. If you’re one of them, you’re ...
by Daryl Galant  |  November 5, 2021

Are Cost and Quality in Healthcare Intrinsically Linked? Spoiler: Nope

In the midst of this push for shoppable services and health care cost transparency (which are great things!), there remains a question in the backs of many people’s minds: Does choosing a lower-cost provider mean you’ll receive lower-quality care?
by Court Brower  |  July 21, 2020

All About Transparency: Popular Healthcare Cost Searches of 2019

With millions of searches for health care cost estimates taking place with HealthSparq each year, we’re always excited to see which services people search for most. This not only helps us best understand our users’ needs but gives us insight into the overall state of health care shopping and consumers’ ...
by Anna Greene  |  February 19, 2020

Cutting the Clutter from the Open Enrollment Period

October is a big month in health care: it’s both health literacy month and the period when open enrollment begins. Considering that just 4% of Americans are able to correctly  define all four terms that determine how much they would personally have to pay for medical services and drugs they ...
by Jill Dornan  |  October 11, 2019

What Health Plan Members Want: In Their Own Words

We recently completed a consumer survey to better understand how people research health care prices, whether they understand their out-of-pocket estimates and if they trust the cost information received from their health plans. While there were some very interesting findings in the aggregate, we found the open-ended responses on one ...
by Anna Greene  |  October 8, 2019

New Research: Consumers Share Opinions on Healthcare Price and Propensity to Shop

In HealthSparq’s most recent health care consumer survey, we asked 967 health plan members how they research health care prices, whether they understand their out-of-pocket estimates and if they trust the cost information received from their health plans.
by Anna Greene  |  October 2, 2019

Headline Heavy: Surprise Medical Bills, Transparency and Interoperability in Healthcare

The negative impacts felt from rising health care costs and concerns over data ownership certainly aren’t new topics of discussion in this country. But as policymakers have increased their involvement in these areas, the steady stream of news has turned into a fast-moving series of waves and has left many ...
by Matt Parker  |  June 11, 2019

Treatment Timelines: When Your Healthcare 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