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Ease a transition to new tech by communicating with your whole staff

Digital technology is revolutionizing health care — but everybody who adopts it knows that it presents challenges in a clinical setting. There are learning curves with hardware and software, new habits to develop, glitches to deal with, and a whole lot more — while you’re taking care of patients under time constraints. According to Judy […]
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Improving health care outcomes through patient engagement

“Anytime you have a patient that’s more engaged and involved in their care, your outcomes are better.” That’s a quote from Judy Herrington, who has 30 years’ experience in the health care field and serves as the vice president of nursing, medicine services at Parkland Hospital in Texas. Her front-line observation echoes the results of […]
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High-tech guided meditation eases burn pain

Parkland Hospital in Dallas County, Texas, is one of America’s “most wired,” as recognized by Hospitals & Health Networks® Magazine. Its careful integration of user-friendly tech extends from handy kiosks in the lobby to patient rooms with an array of digital devices that help both patients and staff. While much of the technology is focused […]
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Client-focused solution tracks and educational sessions take center stage at Optum Forum.

Maximizing investments and elevating organizational performance was the focus at Optum Forum Thursday as provider and health plan clients engaged with Optum experts and industry peers in solution focused tracks and educational sessions. Several sessions were led by clients who have implemented Optum solutions to better manage processes within their own organizations. Case studies, demos […]
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Inspiring change and transforming care around consumer needs resounding message from day two of Optum Forum

Two influential leaders visibly moved a packed audience of nearly 1,200 executives and professionals from organizations across the health care industry with their keynote addresses. After sharing personal stories of his background and professional experiences, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) talked about the power we have to transform not only ourselves but where we […]
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Debate and discovery drives first day of Optum Forum.

The first day of Optum Forum is in the books, but the dialogue it generated will certainly continue. In his opening remarks at the Executive Forum, Bill Miller, CEO of OptumInsight, emphasized that this week is about engagement and the opportunity to learn from each other. In its third year, Optum Forum continues to provide […]
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Transforming health care together: The 2015 Optum Forum starts today

Addressing the health care system’s most pressing challenges is the focus of the third annual Optum Forum, which begins today at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on the banks of the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C. This innovative event merges two conferences, the Optum Executive Forum and the […]
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Strategies for better managing the unpredictable and accelerating cost of cancer care

Cancer is second only to heart disease as the most common cause of death in the United States1. The good news is that the number of cancer survivors has increased, thanks to advancements in prevention, screening and treatment. From a financial perspective, cancer costs have consistently remained within the top three health plan medical expense […]
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Integrated approach to customer relationship management and patient relationship management

As I have discussed in previous blogs, today’s health care trends challenge hospitals and physicians to think differently about how they engage the community and consumers. With new dynamics due to health care and market reforms and the retailization of health care, providers need to strategically and systematically think about how to engage the individual […]
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Now it’s “my health AND my money”

With the growth of consumer-driven heath plans, consumers are increasingly concerned about how they will pay for their health care. They no longer view health expenses as something paid for by their employers or health care plans, yet they don’t necessarily have the information or the money they need to make the right choices. 58% […]
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