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Where did #WTFix come from?


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This slide deck reviews the origins of #WTFix and what's coming next! Learn more about What's the Fix? at

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Where did #WTFix come from?

  1. 1. What is HealthSparq, anyway?
  2. 2. What is HealthSparq, anyway? And why did we create “What’s the Fix?”
  3. 3. We help people make smarter health care choices. (You know that doctor finder on your insurance website? Yeah, we power that.)
  4. 4. #WhatTheHealthCare It all started with…
  5. 5. We found out that there are a lot of ‘WTF’ moments in health care.
  6. 6. 394 Participants 3,210,975 Impressions from the hashtag 80,000+ Video views A LOT. In less than 5 months, #WhatTheHealthCare accomplished the following: 922 Tweets
  7. 7. That was encouraging! We felt like we could take this to the next level…
  8. 8. We started to wonder, “What if?”
  9. 9. What if… We had the industry learn from actual people who have succeeded in health care in spite of how messy it all is?
  10. 10. On June 14, 2017, What’s the Fix? brought people together virtually and in Seattle for a day that inspired people to think differently.
  11. 11. What it was • Real people telling real stories • Authentic and genuine • Full of caring • The kind of thing that inspires change
  12. 12. Our heroes included…
  13. 13. A woman who hacked her own artificial pancreas (and built the code for others to do the same).
  14. 14. A father who treated his son’s epilepsy with cannabis (and got FDA approval for others).
  15. 15. Moms who will do whatever it takes to cure their kids.
  16. 16. We Made it Digital & Free It's our way of trying to change health care and improve the world.
  17. 17. Day-of Impact 650+ registered online and in-person 17+ million impressions on Twitter 2,600+ tweets 460+ individual participants 2,300+ comments submitted (through the streaming interface)
  18. 18. We trended nationally on Twitter!
  19. 19. How the community reacted
  20. 20. But our story is just beginning
  21. 21. Dell Med School Austin, Texas Join us for the next chapter: May 16-17, 2018