PORTLAND, Ore. (December 26, 2018) — HealthSparq, Inc., a health care technology company dedicated to helping people make smarter health care choices, has achieved a perfect score on the as a part of NCQA’s Health Information Product Certification Program (HIP). NCQA is the gold standard for health information products and this certification provides a direct benefit to HealthSparq’s health plan clients in their own NCQA certification.
“Finding a provider can be one of the most frustrating parts of a person’s health care experience,” said Mark Menton, HealthSparq CEO. “We’re committed to meeting the highest quality standards for our search directories and ensuring they are as beneficial as possible for our clients. We’re proud to once again be recognized with this distinction.”
HealthSparq’s platform, Healthsparq One®, helps people understand and navigate health care with ease on their health plan website. Members can find doctors, get cost estimates for procedures and prescription drugs, learn about treatment options, get guidance for optimal providers and venues of care, and schedule appointments with providers on demand.
By certifying HealthSparq’s Provider Directory, NCQA is recognizing that HealthSparq One achieved substantial performance against the requirements in the Health Information Products 4 (HIP 4) category. Obtaining NCQA HIP 4 certification for provider directories involves a rigorous procedure in which vendors must objectively demonstrate how they comply with each element of the relevant NCQA standard (NET 6 in the case of HealthSparq products).
At HealthSparq, we help people make smarter health care choices by partnering with health plans to provide members with cost and quality information about doctors, hospitals and medical services, based on their individual benefits. We put people at the core of everything we do by conducting continuous usability testing, eliciting consumer feedback to enhance product development, hosting industry panels featuring everyday people, and bringing human stories to the forefront through our #WTFix campaign. Using these insights, we create solutions to help people understand and navigate the health care system better than ever before.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s website (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
The NCQA Health Information Product Certification program highlights organizations that provide pharmacy benefit information, health information lines, support for healthy living or physician and hospital directories services to health plans and MBHOs.