PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSparq, a trusted provider of healthcare transparency solutions to many of the nation's largest regional health plans, will be a featured presenter at the Oregon chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association on Friday, Oct. 18 in Silverton, Ore. Scott Decker, president of HealthSparq, will present the results of a recent benchmark study to healthcare financial executives and explain the significance to their business.
The presentation will highlight how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fueled trend toward greater healthcare transparency is driving consumer awareness and behavior change, turning patients into informed healthcare shoppers.
"Healthcare reform puts more responsibility on the insurance industry to provide the information and tools that pave the way to consumer empowerment," said Decker. "As part of my presentation I'll discuss the effects of cost and quality transparency on provider systems and other participants in the healthcare ecosystem."
WHO: Scott Decker, President of HealthSparq, a leading healthcare transparency solutions provider
WHAT: Consumer Healthcare Transparency: The Complete and Integrated Story
WHEN: Friday, October 18th, 2013, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Healthcare Financial Management Association Oregon Chapter's Fall Conference at Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Ore.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: To learn more about HealthSparq, visit www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to info@HealthSparq.com or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).
HealthSparq develops healthcare transparency solutions for health plans and self-insured employers, including tools for provider search, cost estimates and patient reviews. 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 www.HealthSparq.com and follow @HealthSparq on Twitter. To request a HealthSparq demo, please send an email to info@HealthSparq.com or call 855-SPARQ-IT (855-772-7748).