UnitedHealth Group plans to link its network of tens of thousands of clinical professionals in its population health management and care delivery business, OptumHealth, with insights it gleans from its data analytics business, OptumInsights. According to Optum Chief Executive Officer Andrew Witty, consumers and provider organizations will be able to access health data in real time as part of the new digital ecosystem.
The network will link all Optum care locations in a particular geography and rely on a risk-based, capitated fee structure to align all participating players together. Currently, UnitedHealth has bandwidth in about a dozen U.S. cities to implement the program. It plans to partner with health systems where it doesn’t have a strong enough presence to advance value-based care and tackle chronic diseases.
UnitedHealth Group is a distinctively diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States, and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group is committed to introducing innovative approaches, products, and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities.
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is powering modern health care by connecting and serving the whole health system across 150 countries. Optum combines cutting-edge technology, the world’s largest health care database and vast expertise to improve health care delivery, quality, and efficiency. Optum is revolutionizing health care that serves more than 100,000 physicians, practices, and other health care facilities, as well as 127 million individual consumers.
This was reported by Healthcare Dive on September 5, 2019.
Contact information: UnitedHealth Group, Post Office Box 1459, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440; 800-328-5979; Website: www.unitedhealthgroup.com
Contact information: Optum, Corporate Headquarters, 11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344; Website: www.optum.com