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HealthSparq’s Burt Rosen on Putting People First

June 8, 2017
Cambia Health Solutions In discussions about where health care is headed, people’s personal experiences are often left out of the conversation. As Burt Rosen said in a recent Portland Business Journal article"You can’t fix health care without people," “People are – and should be – where the conversation starts and ends.”

You can’t fix health care without people

June 6, 2017
Portland Business Journal, Burt Rosen Not a day goes by that we don’t hear news from Washington about health care. Obamacare, repeal and replace, AHCA, single payer, and on and on. What we don’t hear enough about are the people who are impacted by the policies and debates.

HealthSparq and WEGO Health Partner to Drive Health Care Change from the Ground Up

May 23, 2017
PORTLAND, OR — May 23, 2017 – WEGO Health is now an official partner of HealthSparq’s What’s The Fix? (#WTFix) conference [Register Here], adding the power of the company’s 100,000 patient leaders, experts and advocates to a conference that will show how everyday people can change our broken health care system.

New HealthSparq and MedSavvy Partnership Gives People the Missing Pieces to the Health Care Puzzle

May 3, 2017
HealthSparq and MedSavvy have teamed up to give people access to vital information they need to make important health care and medication choices. HealthSparq already helps health plan members understand all of their options when choosing a health provider – including cost and quality information based on their individual benefits. Now, the company is offering the same information for prescription...

What’s The Fix? New Conference Aims to Kick the Hell out of Health Care

March 21, 2017
This June, health care industry disrupters and everyday people will join together to kick the hell out of health care at the first-ever What’s The Fix? Conference. This one-of-a-kind conference is laser focused on changing the tough, cold and inefficient health care system we are stuck in today by featuring everyday people with big stories about how they turned their...

WTF, OMG — and now — #WhatTheHealthcare

March 10, 2017
Health Care Dive, Guest Post by Burt Rosen I don’t think there is an industry that has elicited more “WTFs”, “OMGs” and other choice expletives than healthcare. Unfortunately, you can’t walk five feet without hearing a story of frustration, woe or anger. Sadly, it’s the norm, not the exception.

HealthSparq Names Mark Menton Chief Executive Officer

February 24, 2017
Menton began working with HealthSparq in January 2014 as part of the ClarusHealth Solutions acquisition where he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His first role at HealthSparq was Senior Vice President of Client Operations and, most recently, Menton began serving as interim CEO in October 2016. As CEO, Menton will lead HealthSparq’s operations and strategic direction, including ensuring the...

HealthSparq Enables Providers to Finally Answer, “Doc, How Much Is That Gonna Cost Me?”

February 7, 2017
For the first time, HealthSparq now offers health care providers direct access to the company’s cost estimator tools. Doctors have traditionally had little-to-no insight into what their patients should expect to pay to for medical services and treatments. With the new Provider View offering, health care practitioners can now review critical information with their patients to help them decide on...

5 Healthcare Predictions for 2017

January 19, 2017
Electronic Health Reporter, Guest post by Torben Nielsen Significant policy changes are inevitably on the horizon for health care in 2017. Though the question marks about what is next for our industry seem endless, Americans are wondering how health care costs will change, and if their insurance carrier will continue to provide them with the coverage they need.
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