Special topic: An Optum Forum 2018 preview

More than 1,600 clients, partners, industry analysts and health care luminaries will attend Optum Forum 2018 in Las Vegas next week. The leading-edge health care event will feature thought-provoking content delivered by industry-leading speakers, interactive experiences, and plenty of opportunities for our guests to connect and collaborate.

Rich content, deep learningOptum Forum 2018 FORWARD
Attendees from across the health system will customize their agenda from more than 140 breakout sessions across seven specialization tracks. With content ranging from thought leadership, breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions to deep solution functionality, product road maps and opportunities to provide direct feedback to solution teams, there’s something for leaders at every level. Sessions will discuss industry trends, including real-world, collaborative examples of tackling the biggest challenges in health care,, education on leading-edge solutions, and opportunities to sharpen skills that will propel you and your organization forward.

Moving health FORWARD
The Optum Forum theme – FORWARD – encourages participants to collaborate, push boundaries and advance innovation to create a better health care future in important areas such as data analytics, advancing patient care, enhancing population health and reducing the total cost of care. It’s an event environment designed to help foster new ideas, connections and collaboration.

FORWARD-thinking keynotes
The conference kicks off with a custom TED Salon (@TEDPartners), featuring six of the most innovative thinkers in health care delivering original TED Talks to be filmed on site, and closes with a talk on abundance by best-selling author Dr. Peter Diamandis. In between, Optum will share innovation across three market movements shaping the health care industry:  data driven insights, value-based care acceleration and consumer-centric health care.

FORWARD Central Experience
Located at the epicenter of the conference is the FORWARD Central Experience, a dynamic, interactive space for learning opportunities, networking, collaboration and entertainment featuring immersive displays that address the hottest topics in health care through data, cutting-edge technology, and storytelling.

Paying it FORWARD
While in the FORWARD Central Experience, attendees can write letters and create military-grade survival bracelets for active duty military personnel, first responders, wounded heroes and military families with nonprofit Operation Gratitude. Attendees can also create colorful posters to cheer on athletes at upcoming Special Olympics of Nevada events.

Even if you are unable to attend in person, you can follow along at @Optum or #OptumForum2018. Be sure to subscribe to blog updates here for daily recaps from Optum Forum.

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