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Rewards, Personalized Alerts Among New People-First Tools from HealthSparq

November 1, 2016
Today, HealthSparq launched a new suite of tools to encourage more health plan members to better navigate their health care shopping options using alerts and rewards.

2015 Revenues From 17 Inc. 5,000 Digital Health Companies

August 23, 2016
Mobihealth News, Jonah Comstock Every year, Inc. Magazine talks thousands of private companies into divulging their otherwise closely held financial data to the publication in exchange for a chance at placing on the annual Inc 5,000 and Inc 500 fastest growing private companies in America lists. See the digital health companies who made this year’s list...

Health Catalyst, Welltok, CynergisTek garner spots on Inc.’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies List

August 18, 2016
Healthcare IT News, Bernie Monegain Health IT companies on the magazine’s annual roster specialize in a variety of products and services from analytics and cognitive computing to security management. Read more…

The NW’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies: Which Startups Made Inc.’s Annual List

August 17, 2016
GeekWire, Monica Nickelsburg It was also a good year for health-focused companies. Portland-based HealthSparq, a healthcare software company, is No. 6 in the Northwest (No. 196 overall). See the complete list of NW companies who made the Inc 5000.

HealthSparq Creates First-of-its-kind Platform for Health Care Comparison Shopping and Appointment Purchasing

July 21, 2016
HealthSparq Creates First-of-its-kind Platform for Health Care Comparison Shopping and Appointment Purchasing

3 Ways to Help People Take Control of Their Health Care Decisions

July 8, 2016
Portland Business Journal, Scott Decker From The New York Times, to health insurers, to employers and health care IT companies, a common question keeps nagging at the industry: How do we improve patient adoption of health technology that can improve care and save people money? Read more…

HealthSparq’s First Health Care Shopping Trends Report Explores the People Behind the Data

June 21, 2016
HealthSparq released a first-of-its-kind 2015 Health Care Shopping Trends Report that explores what matters most to health care shoppers.

HealthSparq Named Portland Business Journal’s Fourth Fastest-Growing Private Company in Oregon

June 17, 2016
Portland Business Journal, Andy Giegerich and Brandon Sawyer Nearly 1,000 business leaders converged on the Oregon Convention Center Thursday night for the beach-themed, and thus suitably festive, Oregon Fastest-Growing Companies event, hosted by the Portland Business Journal. HealthSparq ranked fourth with a 534.4% revenue growth between 2013-2015. See the top 100 list here…

Giving Consumers An Incentive To Delay Health Care is Shortsighted

March 2, 2016
Houston Chronicle via via Midland Reporter-Telegram, Chris Tomlinson Insurance companies and employers want you to ration your health care. For leverage, they have increased annual out-of-pocket costs by almost 230 percent between 2006 and 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care research organization. Offering lower premiums in exchange for consumers paying a higher deductible is the...
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