December 17th, 2020
Kyruus and HealthSparq Come Together to Transform Care Navigation Through Novel Payer-Provider Collaboration
Kyruus Acquisition of HealthSparq from Cambia Health Solutions Provides Unparalleled Digital Access Platform to Connect People to the Right Care for Their Needs
Boston, MA and Portland, OR - December 17, 2020 - Kyruus, the leader in provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, and HealthSparq, a trailblazing healthcare guidance and transparency technology company serving health plans, today announced they are joining forces to lead the next wave of transformation around how people navigate healthcare. HealthSparq will become part of Kyruus, accelerating a groundbreaking platform to connect payer and provider organizations and enabling people to find and schedule with the right providers seamlessly across access channels.
Kyruus is acquiring HealthSparq from Cambia Health Solutions, a family of more than 20 companies working to make healthcare more economically sustainable and efficient for people and their families. As part of Cambia, HealthSparq has grown to serve more than 80 million health plan members nationwide through its digital solutions. Cambia will have an ownership stake and a seat on the Kyruus Board of Directors.
“Since Kyruus’ founding, we’ve been committed to making healthcare work better for everyone by connecting people to the care they need and we’re honored that so many health systems have trusted us to power their patient access initiatives,” said Graham Gardner, MD, CEO of Kyruus. “As we explored how to serve patients further, it was clear that bridging provider and payer access points could have an enormous impact on care access and coordination. We are thrilled to welcome the HealthSparq team and pursue a shared vision of empowering our customers and those they serve with modern care search and scheduling experiences.”
Jared Short, President and Chief Operating Officer for Cambia Health Solutions, echoed the benefits of breaking down silos in healthcare and transforming the system. “Cambia has always known we would need strategically aligned partners to further our mission to transform healthcare for people and their families,” said Short. “HealthSparq has been a critical transparency tool for health plans, and Kyruus and HealthSparq together have the opportunity to accelerate innovation and growth to serve even more people nationwide. Cambia is pleased to continue to be a part of it.”
Together, Kyruus and HealthSparq serve more than 60 health systems and 100 health plan brands nationwide. The companies have already started working together in select markets to enhance health plan directories with provider-verified data and enable online scheduling from health plan websites. Combining operations will accelerate the integration of their platforms, enabling health plans to link personalized insurance benefit and cost information with rich provider data, while allowing health systems to tap into health plan websites as a new patient engagement source. Over time, the unified platform will facilitate increasingly sophisticated patient routing and matching across channels – all while giving people the convenience of online scheduling wherever they look for care.
The HealthSparq team will transition to Kyruus and continue to execute on HealthSparq’s full breadth of solutions for health plans. Mark Menton, CEO of HealthSparq, will join the Kyruus executive team and serve as General Manager of the health plan business unit.
“This is an exciting day for our employees, our clients, and the promise of making healthcare better and easier for people,” said Menton. “We’ve grown up as part of Cambia, so understanding health plans is in our DNA and that insight allows us, as part of Kyruus, to help make healthcare access a seamless experience between patients, plans, and providers."
Kyruus delivers industry-defining provider search and scheduling solutions that help health systems match patients with the right providers across their enterprise-wide access points. Serving 300,000 providers across leading health systems nationwide, the Kyruus ProviderMatch® suite of solutions—for consumers, access centers, and care settings—enables a modern and consistent patient experience, while optimizing provider utilization. The company’s award-winning provider data management platform powers each of the ProviderMatch solutions and transforms how health systems understand and manage their provider networks. To find out why a Better Match Means Better Care®, visit www.kyruus.com.
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. Growing since our 2012 corporate founding from our home in Portland, Oregon, we now serve more than 80 million members around the country. Contact us at HealthSparq.com or tweet us @HealthSparq.
About Cambia Health Solutions
Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. We put people at the heart of everything we do as we work to make the health care system more economically sustainable and efficient for people and their families. Our company reaches over 80 million Americans nationwide, including more than three million people in the Pacific Northwest who are enrolled in our regional health plans. To learn more about us, visit CambiaHealth.com or Twitter.com/cambia.