Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business, and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced they will partner to help make the health system work better through wide-ranging collaboration.
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"This partnership expands on Optum's commitment to bring uniquely effective solutions to all segments of the health care marketplace and collaborate in ways that ultimately deliver better experiences and care for patients," said Larry Renfro, CEO of Optum. "Quest Diagnostics' proven laboratory expertise and organizational capabilities make Quest an ideal partner."
Steve Rusckowski, president and CEO, Quest Diagnostics, said: "Quest is excited to partner with Optum in what both companies view as the start of a long-term relationship. Optum's investments and technology tools and services combined with Quest's own deep lab industry expertise will improve the patient experience by reducing complexity in the healthcare billing process, improving access to quality diagnostic information services. This alliance advances Quest's top strategic priorities to accelerate growth and drive operational efficiencies."
The alliance furthers Quest's long-standing relationship with UnitedHealth Group. For decades, Quest Diagnostics has empowered UnitedHealthcare plan participants to take action to improve their health based on insights from diagnostic testing and information services.
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 100,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH).
Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives. www.QuestDiagnostics.com.