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Portland Firm’s Study Sheds Light On Why So Few People Use Online Health Care Tools

March 8, 2015
Portland Business Journal, Elizabeth Hayes While consumer demand for online health care shopping tools is high, engagement with those tools is low. HealthSparq and consulting firm Cicero Group teamed up to find out why that is. Read more… HEALTH CARE SHOPPING TRENDS

Study Reveals People Demand Healthcare Shopping Tools, But Don’t Know When Health Plans Offer Them

March 5, 2015
New findings from Cicero Group show that health plans must improve communication with their members to build tool utilization.

Q&A: ‘Imagine if healthcare were priced to consumers’

February 14, 2015
Modern Healthcare, Staff Writer Q&A with Mark Ganz, President and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Read interview here…

Healthtech: Oregon techies tackle transparency tools

February 6, 2015
Portland Business Journal, Elizabeth Hayes The Technology Association of Oregon today dove into how technology is transforming health care delivery, from consumer tools to DNA sequencing to medical simulation. Read more…

Portland-based HealthSparq’s Healthcare Shopping Tools a Hit with Pregnant Women

December 16, 2014
Oregonian, Amy Wang Suppose you could compare labor and delivery costs the way you compare prices at online retailers. That possibility has become reality through HealthSparq, which has developed online tools available to 78 million members of 67 health plans for researching and comparing local costs for common medical procedures. Read more…

Expectant Mothers are Most Frequent Healthcare Shoppers in Pacific Northwest

December 10, 2014
Data from HealthSparq Reveals Consumer Health Shopping Trends
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