HealthSparq to Lead Discussion on Consumer Healthcare Empowerment at The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum East

Presenting best practices for cost and quality transparency in healthcare

PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, a trusted provider of cost and quality healthcare transparency solutions among 15 of the nation's health plans, will lead a roundtable discussion at the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum on May 9th focused on engaging consumers on their healthcare choices, and will share strategies and best practices that lead to better consumer healthcare decision-making.

"Our company leadership has seen firsthand the value of giving patients the information they need to make independent and informed decisions. It's groundbreaking," said HealthSparq's President Scott Decker. "HealthSparq will share our best practices for increasing value-based decisions for healthcare services driven by over six years of experience with thousands of health plan members."

HealthSparq's Director of eHealth Strategy, Brodie Dychinco, will lead the discussion and is available for interviews at the conference.

WHO: HealthSparq leads discussion at The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum East

WHAT: Consumer Healthcare Transparency Best Practices: Join a discussion with the business leaders at HealthSparq, who helped ignite the healthcare transparency revolution six years ago via the highly successful member portal at the largest health plan in the Pacific Northwest. As highlighted in a case study published last year by Forrester Research, Inc., the team's experience has resulted in a set of best practices and solutions based on real-world consumer needs.

WHEN: Thursday, May 9th, 12:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Main Ballroom, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit HealthSparq at Booth #410 before or after the presentation for additional information and interviews.  For more information about The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism Forum East, visit 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


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