Special Topic: Optum Forum 2018 Day 3 Recap

The last few days at the ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas have sparked new thinking as we explore how we can apply cutting-edge innovation, dynamic education and collaboration to move health forward.

Optum is thrilled to have shared the experience with more than 2,200 people from across the health system, not only at big sessions but also through one-on-one conversations, real-time feedback and hands-on activities at the FORWARD Central Experience.

Together, we can carry the insights we have gained this week.

The aim of Optum Forum 2018 was to accelerate innovation across three market movements that are evolving health care: data-driven insights, value-based care and consumer-centric health care. On Day 3, insights focused on how we, as forward-thinkers, can help collaborate with trusted partners to embrace technology, test new ideas and pilot operational models to build fundamentally new ways to make the health system better for everyone.

Forum closed with a keynote by Dr. Peter Diamandis, MD, co-founder of Singularity University and founder of the XPrize Foundation, an organization that pushes the limits of what’s possible to change the world for the better.

He explained how technology enables us to make exponential advances to better the lives of billions of people around the globe. Dr. Diamandis’ message of hope highlighted the revolutionary improvements in areas of human need over the past century. He addressed how technology is transforming scarcity into abundance – such as the democratization of health and learning that augmented intelligence offers.

The power of this event lies in its ability to harness attendees’ passion to help make the health system work better for everyone. No single organization can improve health care alone. Transformation will happen through combining the talents of customers, partners across the system and Optum employees. If we go forward, together, with the ideas and enthusiasm displayed at Forum, there is no challenge in health care that cannot be overcome.


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