Cancer Care Payment Model UnitedHealthcare announces an innovative cancer care payment model that bundles payments to oncologists to help ensure continuity of care for patients and improve quality and health outcomes.
Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance UnitedHealth Group launches the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, a partnership with YMCA of the USA and retail pharmacies to help prevent and control diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity.
Electronic Health Records The American Medical Association selects Ingenix CareTrackerTM as the first electronic health records system offered through the AMA's new online health information solutions platform for physicians. CareTracker integrates patient medical records and e-prescribing tools in the physician's workflow.
Health Care Lane UnitedHealthcare launches its own health-focused virtual "town," Health Care Lane, to help simplify the often complex world of health benefits. Health Care Lane includes a number of "storefronts" where easy-to-understand information and tips are available about a wide range of health benefits issues, and "residents" explain fundamental health insurance topics in friendly, engaging conversations.
NowClinicSM Optum launches NowClinic online care. NowClinic provides secure, real-time access to a network of licensed physicians over the Internet or phone. Individuals can visit with a physician on their computers using secure live chat, and converse face-to-face using webcams. Through NowClinic, doctors can review health concerns and symptoms, discuss medications and refer patients to health care facilities for further treatment when necessary.
UnitedHealth Personal RewardsSM UnitedHealthcare rolls out UnitedHealth Personal Rewards nationwide, a program that rewards people for making healthy choices part of their daily routine. Participants can earn points for financial rewards, such as reduced health insurance premiums, cash awards or a direct deposit into a health savings account.
OptumizeMe® Optum debuts OptumizeMe, one of the first mobile fitness challenge apps brought to market. The app is designed to engage people in taking a more proactive role in their own health, and in motivating their friends, family and social networks to work toward goals for better health.
Optum Financial Services Health care related financial account assets held by Optum Financial Services reach more than $1 billion; consumer accounts grow to more than 2.2 million. Individuals served by consumer-driven health plans increase to 3.4 million people.