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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.

HealthSparq Achieves NCQA Certification

January 17, 2017
Today, HealthSparq, a company committed to helping people make smarter health care decisions, has been awarded National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Information Products - Physician and Hospital Directories (HIP4) Certification.

Patients Send Postcards From the Edge to #WhatTheHealthCare

December 28, 2016
Internet Health Management, Mark Brogan A digital healthcare development company earlier this month put up a social media outlet to let patients tell the world their horror stories and views about dealing with the U.S. healthcare system. And thus far patients are actively sharing their rants, comments and reviews online—with gusto.

#WhatTheHealthCare Wants the Real WTF, OMG Health Care Stories

December 17, 2016
Today HealthSparq issued a call to action and a promise: give us your frustrating, annoying, scary and crazy health care moments via the #WhatTheHealthCare hashtag, and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure the rest of the health care world hears you.

HealthSparq Seeks ‘Idiotic’ Stories with #WhatTheHealthCare Campaign

December 9, 2016
MedCity News, Andis Robeznieks Everybody in the world has an “idiotic healthcare story,” according to HealthSparq, and the provider of online healthcare shopping tools is collecting them on Twitter and Facebook as part of its #WhatTheHealthCare campaign.

The Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Portland

December 5, 2016
Inc. 5000, Guadalupe Gonzales Don’t be fooled Portland may be a beautiful city where the New York Times said Millennials go to retire, but plenty of Portlanders work very very hard. This year 46 Inc. 5000 companies call it home. See the top 10…
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