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11/15/2018 Artificial Intelligence Key to Improving Health Care Quality, Reducing Costs, Industry Leaders Say

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is key to building a better health care future, according to a recent survey of 500 U.S. health care leaders on their attitudes and usage of the technologies.

12/19/2018 OptumServe Awarded Two Contracts with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

In two announcements recently made by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), OptumServe, the federal government health services business unit of Optum, was selected to offer new services to veterans in 2019, and has secured major contracts to provide disability exams for the VA.

5/7/2019 HealthTrust Selects OptumRx as Exclusive Pharmacy Care Services Partner

HealthTrust, a leading group purchasing organization and health care performance improvement company, has selected OptumRx as its exclusive pharmacy care services partner for its member organizations.

6/19/2019 Optum completes acquisition of DaVita Medical Group from DaVita

Optum, a leading health services company, completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, one of the nation’s leading independent medical groups, from DaVita Inc.

6/27/2018 Optum, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Partnering to Expand Access to High-Quality Substance Use Treatment for Commercial Health Plan Members

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has partnered with Optum to expand access to high-quality, evidence-based addiction treatment services, including specialty programs and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, to individuals and families with Optum behavioral health coverage through an employer-sponsored or individual health insurance plan.

8/16/2018 OptumRx Introduces 100% Sustainable Packaging for Medication Home Delivery

OptumRx is becoming the first major pharmacy care services company to introduce fully sustainable medication packaging that replaces polystyrene, or foam.

10/8/2018 Health Action Council Introduces New Consumer Health Support Model through Collaboration with UnitedHealthcare and Optum

The Health Action Council, an organization dedicated to improving the quality and cost of care, is expanding its relationship with UnitedHealthcare and Optum to launch an enhanced insurance plan that will be available to Health Action Council member companies for Jan. 1, 2019, enrollment.

8/15/2018 Study: Patients Do Better When Physicians Follow Computerized Alerts

When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.

10/3/2018 High-Quality Hospitals Deliver Lower Cost Care 82% of the Time

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care for 82% of diagnoses, according to a new analysis that Advisory Board released today on variations in care that do not improve care costs or patient outcomes.

7/17/2018 Consumers Reach $1 Billion Mark in Incentives with Rally Health

People who use Rally HealthSM, Inc. digital health and wellbeing tools have earned more than $1 billion in health-related incentive rewards since 2016 by making choices that lead to better health. Rally Health is the consumer digital health platform of Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group