News & Events

Recent and Upcoming Events


 July 2014 – Paul Wallace speaks at Health Affairs Briefing: "Using Big Data to Transform Care" in Washington, DC.

 Jun. 2014 – Paul Bleicher attends a listening session for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to share ideas on health delivery system reform.

 Jun. 2014 – Paul Wallace speaks on "Building a Big Data Ecosystem for Healthcare Solutions," and presents "Gaining Actionable Information from Claims, Clinical and Consumer Big Data" at the Global CEOInitiative on Alzheimer's Disease event "Applying Big Data to One of the World's Biggest Problems: Alzheimer's Disease" in New York, NY.  

 Jun. 2014 – Bill Crown is a featured speaker at the America's Health Insurance Plans(AHIP) Data Analytics Forum on "Data and Technology Challenges in the New Data World" in Seattle, WA.

 Jun. 2014 – Bill Crown presents on a panel, "Emerging Opportunities for Health Services Researchers to Access Large National Datasets" at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in San Diego, CA. Optum Lab’s SVP of Policy, Carol Simon, moderates the panel.

 Jun. 2014 – Paul Wallace participates on a panel addressing "Evidence in Action" at the Electronic Data Methods Forum Symposium, in San Diego, CA.

 Jun. 2014 – Carol Simon participates in a panel on "Measuring Physician Practice Organization and Costs" at the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality meeting in Washington, DC. 

 Jun. 2014 – Paul Wallace delivers a plenary talk on the opportunities for Health Services Research and Researchers at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Wallace is the board chair of Academy Health.

 Jun. 2014 – Optum Labs hosts an interactive exhibit on the power of big data in healthcare at the TedxCambridge event in Cambridge, MA.

 Jun. 2014 – Paul Bleicher participates in a panel on physician and patient technology utilization titled "When KISS Isn't Simple, or Stupid, Enough" at Health Datapalooza 2014 in Washington, DC.

 Jun. 2014 – Bill Crown co-moderates a workshop on "Sensitivity of Estimated Treatment Effects from Propensity Score Matching Analysis" at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

 Jun. 2014 – Bill Crown delivers a plenary speech on "Using Big Data in Health Care – Statistical Caution When using Big Data --- Linking Medical Records and Health Care Transactions" at the ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Crown is the President of ISPOR.

 May 2014 – Paul Wallace participates in a panel on "Scaling Personalization: Transitioning from Disease Care to Health Care" at the Kellogg Innovation Network Global Event in Chicago, IL.

 May 2014 – Boston Scientific joins Optum Labs as founding medical device partner.

 May 2014 – Paul Bleicher and Dave Dickinson lead a Deep Dive Session 'What Would YOU do with Health Care Big Data?' at Health Evolution Partners in Dana Point, CA.

 May 2014 –   Richard Dale participates in a panel on "Sourcing the Next Big Thing" at the MassTLC Big Data Summit in Boston, MA.

 Apr. 2014 – Bill Crown participates in a roundtable "Perspectives on Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Managing Innovation and Costs" hosted by OptumRx and the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization in New York, NY.

 Apr. 2014 – Carol Simon delivers a Grand Rounds talk at the Medica Research Roundtable on "Understanding Geographic Variation in Health Care Use and Costs" in Minnetonka, MN.

 Apr. 2014 – Carol Simon participates in a panel on "Accelerating Value Based Health Care" at the World Health Care Conference, Health Plan and Payer Summit in National Harbor, MD. Dr. Jeffrey Etchason, SVP of Health Systems Research and Innovation at Lehigh Valley Health Network, one of Optum Lab's charter partners, joins her on the panel to provide perspectives of a leading provider system and highlight the role of analytics and data in advancing initiatives.

 Mar. 2014 – Bill Crown attends Grand Rounds at Mayo Clinic and presents "Can Instrumental Variables Address the Endogeneity Problem in Estimating Treatment Effects with Observational Data?"

 Mar. 2014 – Paul Bleicher is a featured speaker in the Health Sciences Track of the Oracle Industry Connect Conference in Boston, MA, presenting "Enabling Cross-Industry Collaborative Research and Innovation to Improve Patient Care."

 Feb. 2014 – Bill Crown moderates a panel on Big Data at the University of Maryland M-CERSI Conference on 'Leveraging Big Data II- What does it Mean for Improving Product Development and Healthcare?' and also participates in a panel summarizing insights from the conference.

 Feb. 2014 — Seven Leading Health Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative

09/09/14 — Four New Partner Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative

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07/19/14 — Health Affairs article “Optum Labs:  Building a Novel Node in the Learning Health Care System” written by leaders from Optum Labs and founding partner Mayo Clinic features a detailed overview of Optum Lab’s partner driven mission, the data available to researchers and collaborators, and examples of early progress.

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05/06/14 — Boston Scientific joins Optum Labs as founding medical device partner

  • Global medical solutions innovator seeks to pioneer new research into effective treatments for heart failure and related cardiac conditions

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02/24/14 — Pink Sheet news article, “Pfizer Seeks insights into Big Data Analysis, Personalized Medicine Through Optum Labs,” features interviews with Pfizer Vice President of Real World Data and Analytics, Marc Berger, and Optum Labs CEO Paul Bleicher

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02/24/14 — Gray Sheet news article, “One Year in, Optum Labs Still Gaining Direction, Partners,” features interview with Paul Bleicher

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02/13/14 — Seven Leading Health Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative

  • Addition of universities, life sciences, care delivery and other organizations will strengthen Optum Labs’ mission to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes
  • Partners benefit from depth of data, collaborative approach to research, scientific expertise and advanced analytics to help drive discovery of new applications and testing of new care pathways

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10/15/13 — UnitedHealth Group to extend, broaden its relationship with AARP to focus more than ever on improving Americans’ health and well-being

  • AARP and UnitedHealth Group have reached an agreement in principle to extend exclusive agreement through which the parties expand the relationship that began in 1997 and has helped support the health and wellness needs of millions of AARP members
  • New AARP relationship with Optum Labs will help drive far-reaching research into consumer health innovation

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