Our Commitment to Sustainability: In the Words of Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson

August 16, 2021 | 2 min Read

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the critical need to expand access to high-quality health care for everyone, regardless of where they live. This shifted the trajectory of health care to focus on building out virtual care services and moving some care out of hospital settings, into a patient’s home. Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson, executive vice president and associate chief medical officer at UnitedHealth Group recently joined Dan Loney as a guest on the Wharton Business Daily podcast. Dr. Wilson explained how UnitedHealth Group is working to help create a modern, high-performing health system through the power of digital and virtual capabilities.

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In addition, she highlighted UnitedHealth Group’s 2020 Sustainability Report that outlines core commitments where we believe we can make the greatest impact.

Shifting to cost-effective sites of care
More than 55% of outpatient surgeries and radiology services among our members will be delivered at high-quality, cost-effective settings by 2030.
Expanding access to preventive care services
By the year 2030, 85% of our members will receive preventive care services each year.
Closing gaps in care
Close 600 million gaps in care for our members by the end of 2025.

“At UnitedHealth Group, we recognize that there continues to be opportunity to transform and modernize the health care system. That’s the reason we lean in heavily to sustainability as an extension of our business strategy, our culture and our mission. We are committed to building what we think is critical, and that is a sustainable health care system that will provide distinct value to the people that we serve.”

- Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson Executive Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group