HealthSparq Creates First-of-its-kind Platform for Health Care Comparison Shopping and Appointment Purchasing

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July 21, 2016

Portland, Ore. - Cambia Health Solutions announced today that its companies HealthSparq and SpendWell Health will join under the HealthSparq name to offer an unprecedented health care shopping and e-commerce experience. The platform will allow health plan members to comparison shop for care, and then purchase medical appointments all in one setting.

HealthSparq is a leader in health care shopping, giving 72 million insured people across 70 health plans access to the vital information they need to compare procedures and providers. SpendWell offers an e-commerce platform with “buy now” health care capability.

SpendWell’s e-commerce platform will greatly enrich the HealthSparq experience for customers. Over the past few years, HealthSparq has listened to feedback on what could improve the health care shopping experience from HealthSparq’s extensive client network, and understands that when people search for medical treatments or care they want “buy now” capability. By merging SpendWell’s technology, search to payment will be available for purchase to HealthSparq’s client base of 70 health plans nationwide. Further, HealthSparq will be the first in the field to offer this capability.

 “It’s been a huge goal of ours to create a true online health care shopping experience reminiscent of an Amazon model, and thanks to the cutting edge e-commerce technology developed by the SpendWell team, we can now do that,” said HealthSparq President and CEO Scott Decker. “We’re the first to offer a tool that not only lets you compare prices and quality information, but actually purchase an appointment for that quoted price.”

“We’re excited to leverage cutting edge e-commerce technology with HealthSparq’s proven and established shopping tools to simplify how consumers navigate and shop the health care system," said Cambia President of Direct Health Solutions Rob Coppedge. “Cambia has been dedicated to changing the game for the health care consumer for more than a decade, and we are always looking for ways that our family of companies can work together to bring unique powerful solutions to the market more quickly." 

All SpendWell employees will transition to the HealthSparq team.

To learn more about HealthSparq’s solution and how you can benefit, visit

About HealthSparq

HealthSparq empowers people to make smarter health care choices by providing the cost and quality information they need to truly compare health providers and services. By enabling people to see the total costs of care (pre- and post-procedure included) for more than 400 medical treatments based on their individual health plan, comparison shop for procedures and providers, review quality ratings, and learn about alternative care options, HealthSparq is helping people navigate the health care system and shop for health care as they never have before.

Since our founding in 2008, from our home in Portland, Oregon, HealthSparq has grown to serve 70 health plans and their 74 million members nationwide. Interested in joining a health care revolution? Contact us at or tweet us @HealthSparq.

About Cambia Health Solutions

Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a nonprofit total health solutions company dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system. Cambia’s growing family of companies range from software and mobile applications, health care marketplaces, non-traditional health care delivery models, health insurance, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, wellness and overall consumer engagement. Through bold thinking and innovative technology, we are delivering solutions that make quality health care more available, affordable and personally relevant for everyone. To learn more, visit or

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