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Study: Health Plan Apps Lack Features People Want

August 15, 2017

Only 13 percent of consumers currently use their smartphone to manage their health insurance, though 36 percent have downloaded an app from their health plan, according to a new study from HealthSparq. Read More…


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. Read More…


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 drugs and treatments, thanks to MedSavvy’s report-card-style grading and benefits-integrated costs for more than 1,000 treatments and 100 conditions. Read More…


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” health care moments into inspiration, action and solutions. Read More…


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 development of real solutions to big health care problems, and building health care solutions that meet the highest standards of efficiency, quality, service and cost-effectiveness for people navigating the health care industry. Read More…


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 treatment plans and specialist referrals based on both cost and quality. Read More…


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. Read More…


#WhatTheHealthCare Wants the Real WTF, OMG Health Care Stories

December 7, 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. Read More…


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. Read More…


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. Read More…