The Future of Digital Health Care

The future of digital health care holds tremendous potential. At UnitedHealth Group, we are helping advance a consumer-centric, integrated, simple and safe digital health system. We are working to improve health outcomes and lower costs; apply scientific best practices in health care to clinical and claims data; and build a digital health care workforce deeply committed to consumer and provider needs.

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Spotlight

How UnitedHealth Group is Leading the Market with Cutting-Edge Digital Health Care

As a part of our mission to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone, we are committed to enabling a digital health care system that is consumer-centric, integrated, simple, and safe.

New Program Prepares Students for Careers in Health Data Science 

A new Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and United Health Foundation grant partnership will expand access to health informatics educational opportunities and applied health data science research experiences through the Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Application (IDEA).

Using Innovative Tools to Support Military Caregivers

In partnership with the United Health Foundation, Blue Star Families created the Military Caregiver Online Interactive Program, an online tool using avatar technology to create simulations and care scenarios for caregivers to problem-solve and address real-life challenges to care.

Training a New Generation of Health Informatics Experts

The United Health Foundation and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working together to train a new generation of health informatics workers. The partnership expands access to health care data and informatics educational and professional development resources for students and working professionals.

Inspiring People to Rally for Better Health

Rally, Optum's consumer digital health platform, helps people improve and maintain their health by encouraging simple changes in their everyday routines and helping them achieve goals and track their progress while they earn valuable incentive dollars that can be applied to a variety of health and personal priorities.

Wearable Technology Helps Battle Type 2 Diabetes

Our UnitedHealthcare business and DexCom, Inc., the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes management, have launched an individualized glucose management pilot program driven by wearable technology to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real time.

Digital Program Links Incentives, Wearable Devices

UnitedHealthcare Motion® provides eligible plan participants access to activity trackers that can enable them to earn financial incentives for meeting daily walking goals. Since the program’s inception, participants have collectively walked more than 180 billion steps and earned nearly $30 million in rewards.

Online Weight Loss Program Produces Real Results

Our online weight loss program marries virtual coaching and social support, entertainment, and solid science to help people shed pounds. More than 100,000 people have enrolled and participants have lost more than 1 million pounds in two years.

Blockchain-Driven Effort Launched to Tackle Care Provider Data Issues

Five leading health care organizations, including Optum and UnitedHealthcare, are launching a pilot program applying blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associated with changes to health care provider demographic data, a difficult issue facing organizations across the health system.

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