Tag Archives: data

Collaborative Care Coordination is Crucial

We’re always looking for ways to make the health care system work better for everyone, and enabling collaborative care coordination is one way to do that. When the power to coordinate care fits in the palm of your hand, it’s exciting. With the Optum approach to care coordination, users are able to leverage Optum data, […]
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Data can turn frustrated consumers into loyal ones

As health care becomes more complex, the consumer experience is getting more fragmented, which makes it all too easy for people to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. This is not good. For one thing the industry is trying to improve health, not make it worse by leaving a trail of exasperated consumers. What’s more, health care […]
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Finding the win-win solutions to health care challenges

There isn’t a single cure to address all of the challenges facing our health system, but there is a common goal. We all want a health system that treats patients compassionately, allocates resources efficiently, and provides quality care to those who need it — all without bankrupting ourselves or future generations. Too often we pursue […]
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AI with an ROI: Innovation that can improve care, cut costs

The funny thing about the future is that we always expect it to materialize in front of us in dramatic fashion. But it doesn’t work like that. Instead, tomorrow sneaks up on us, already under our noses when we finally see it. Case in point: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the form of natural language processing […]
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Optum Forum Review: “Accelerating the move toward data as a service”

Each year at Optum Forum we present the latest advancements in services and solutions aimed at how well gets done. This year’s event included the launch of OptumIQ™ and Optum Performance Analytics. Now we’re learning what attendees think about these initiatives. Massachusetts-based International Data Corporation (IDC) reviewed Optum Forum 2017 and the initiatives unveiled there. […]
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Achieve breakthrough cost savings: Five first steps

By:  Zahoor Elahi, Senior Vice President, Strategic Product Management, Optum This is the final blog of our eight part series “Bending the Cost Curve with Comprehensive Sourcing.” Once you’ve considered how comprehensive sourcing can maximize cost savings beyond traditional models, what do you do next? It’s time to make a five-point readiness plan based on […]
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Gaining traction: How to discuss comprehensive sourcing with stakeholders

By:  Brian Murray, Senior Vice President, Optum This is the 7th blog of our eight part series “Bending the Cost Curve with Comprehensive Sourcing.” You may see the benefits of comprehensive sourcing, but what will it take to gain traction for the approach internally? Here is what payers tell us they want, and these insights […]
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Barriers to best-in-class: The case for articulating your full value

By:  Michael Wentzien, Vice President, Optum Advisory Services and Robert Adams, Vice President, Optum Advisory Services This is the 6th blog of our eight part series “Bending the Cost Curve with Comprehensive Sourcing.” Ever feel like the cost calculators many purchasers use aren’t capturing the full value you deliver? That’s the situation many payers face […]
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Reducing Total Cost of Ownership: Business intelligence is the differentiator

By:  Donna Holmes, Senior Vice President, Optum Advisory Services This is the 5th blog of our eight part series “Bending the Cost Curve with Comprehensive Sourcing.” Reducing total cost of ownership requires a keen understanding of the health plan’s cost structure and the ability to identify the value drivers that can be improved. Are you […]
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Beyond BPO: The next evolution to yield greater cost savings

By:  Liz Farrell, Director, Strategic Product Management, Optum and Belur Manjappa Chittaranjan, Vice President, Strategic Product Management, Optum This is the 4th blog of our eight part series “Bending the Cost Curve with Comprehensive Sourcing.” Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a recognized approach to reduce costs. Across industries, organizations have seen the value of having […]
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