Healthcare Executive to Teach Secret to Reducing Healthcare Costs at Tech Forum

Learn how new tools, philosophy and marketplace all play a role

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, the leading provider of healthcare transparency solutions to many of the nation's largest regional health plans, is a featured panelist at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Operations and Technology Forum in Chicago Nov. 18-20. Scott Decker, president of HealthSparq, will discuss the potential cost savings for health insurers offering healthcare price transparency tools to members.  

Decker's panel, "Making Room for Innovation in Times of Overwhelming Change," is part of AHIP's New Technologies and Innovations Transforming Healthcare session track. At the event Decker will reference the results of a recent case study proving that empowering consumers to comparison shop for their healthcare services drives cost reduction. The presentation will explain the basis for the case study and how every health insurance company and employer can use transparency tools to decrease costs.

WHO: Scott Decker, President of HealthSparq, a leading healthcare transparency solutions provider, panelist.

WHAT: "Making Room for Innovation in Times of Overwhelming Change"

Description: The radical changes of health care reform come with uncertainty, but the largest affiliation of health plans in the Northwest has found ways to not only adapt, but embrace change, and improve the health care system for all. In this session, learn more about how health plans can create solutions that make a measurable difference in the health care system. Topics include information technology, transparency tools and investment in upstart companies.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 7:30 a.m. CST

WHERE: AHIP's Operations and Technology Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

In addition to this presentation, HealthSparq will have booth #408 in the exhibitor's hall offering demonstrations of its transparency solutions and resources such as white papers such as "The Case for Online Shopping for Healthcare Services".

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To learn more about HealthSparq, visit and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to [email protected] or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).

About HealthSparq
HealthSparq develops healthcare transparency solutions for health plans and self-insured employers. The HealthSparq platform leverages data from a variety of sources, including health insurance claims, linked together with community reviews and discussions to empower consumers to make informed decisions via online shopping for healthcare. HealthSparq is part of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies and is located in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about HealthSparq, visit and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to [email protected] or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).    

SOURCE HealthSparq