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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…

Emergency Care, Alcohol-Related Needs Are Hot Health Care Searches on Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016
From severed fingers, to burned body parts, to over-drinking and food poisoning, the week of Thanksgiving means emergency rooms across the country see more action, according to HealthSparq.

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.
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