PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 3rd year in a row, HealthSparq has been selected as a leader in healthcare tools by the Web Health Awards. Each year The Web Health Awards recognize the best digital health resources nationwide, and this year HealthSparq earned a Bronze distinction in the Directory/Ratings/Guide category.
"We were pleased to be the only healthcare transparency vendor to earn this year's Web Health Awards distinction," said HealthSparq General Manager Torben Nielsen. "Recent reports indicate that 53 percent of consumers are uninformed about healthcare costs and calling for online shopping technology to make healthcare choices. Our solutions are just what the health plan and employer markets need, and this award recognizes our efforts."
Entries for The Web Health Awards and Web Health Awards | MOBILE were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges. Using a rating scale of 1 to 100, each judge evaluated entries for content and design/creativity/user experience. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards went to the highest scoring entries in each category.
HealthSparq leverages more than five years of experience in developing, testing and evolving detailed claims-based cost estimates that provide consumers with: advanced provider search capabilities; reliable out-of-pocket cost estimates; and patient reviews of providers to create a useful and dynamic online shopping experience.
The company offers these transparency tools on a platform designed to match consumers' expected online shopping experience, which they've gained through shopping online for other goods and services. These user-friendly tools result in consumers making more informed, value-based decisions about their healthcare.
For a complete list of Web Health Award winners, please visit The Web Health Awards.
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 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).