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Motivate and empower individuals to become owners of their physical and mental health, well-being and health finances.

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Health equity and women's health

Find out how employers can take action to create meaningful change for the women in their workforce.

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Discover fresh insights and resources for population health services.

Creating a sustainable future for cancer care

Discover trends in cancer care and opportunities to lower costs.

Community-based solutions for women's health

Learn about the delivery of medical care in community settings.

Advancing provider performance with analytics

Engage providers through data transparency to improve performance.

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HouseCalls Program

Helping support the continuity of care.

Improving care, outcomes and costs

Achieve better care through understanding the customer, not just the patient.

Moving toward preemptive kidney transplants

Avoiding dialysis in favor of organ transplant can yield better patient outcomes and lower health care costs. So why is it still uncommon?

Kidney Disease Care: A Comprehensive Approach

Find out how an integrated approach produces better outcomes for renal disease — a common, complex and costly condition.

Increasing at-home dialysis for ESRD patients | Optum

See why home-dialysis patients tend to fare better than in-clinic patients, and how patient-centric kidney care management helps them make informed choices.

Star ratings are important to Medicare plans

Improving the quality of care and general health status for members.

E-book: How payers can evaluate Centers of Excellence

Not all Centers of Excellence are created equal. Here are five questions that payers should keep in mind.

A collaborative approach to advancing maternal health

Learn how leaders, communities, and institutions can work with Optum to promote safe pregnancies and childbirth.

Cost breakthroughs in complex care management

Not every complex care management program is built equally. Here's how to optimize them for maximum benefits.

Workplace fitness benefits: What employers should know

Employers must adjust their fitness programs to meet employees' evolving fitness needs. Here’s how to bring your offerings into the new era.

Cancer costs are rising — are you ready?

2023 3rd Annual C-suite Research Report

How are market dynamics impacting decision-making across health care? Research report examines progress, challenges and priorities in 2023.

Disruption and Risk in Health Care

Dr. Wyatt Decker discusses how innovation can be the upside of disruption and the importance of value-based care in changing the status quo.

How to make the most of your fitness benefits

What’s the biggest challenge to health and wellbeing programme success in LATAM?

Employers in the LATAM region said employee physical and mental health are among the greatest challenges for their health and wellbeing (H&W) programmes. Find out what else we learned when Optum surveyed 347 global employers.

How are global employers driving employee engagement in health and wellness programmes?

Optum surveyed 347 global employers to better understand current health and wellbeing (H&W) practices. Employers told us how they’re motivating employees to engage in their own wellbeing.

Getting ahead of the mental health crisis

See how leaders are advancing data strategies, screenings and exploring ways to connect consumers to mental health support.

Flexing seniors’ brains and social muscles

Medicare Advantage plans can differentiate supplementary programs by addressing cognitive health and social interaction.

How holistic programs improve senior health

Medicare Advantage plans need to rise above the competition by going beyond traditional fitness offerings.

Supporting Veteran truckers

Learn how Optum Serve supports Veterans through a whole-health approach to work and life.

Digital equity across the health care system

Remove gaps and improve digital access for everyone.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped work?

We surveyed large employers around the world to understand health and well-being strategies and practices. Find out what they said about offices and schedules.

C-suite Check-In: The Health Care Workforce Crisis

Research report uncovers impacts, obstacles and priorities.

HouseCalls: Helping to care for members where they are

As demand for home and community care grows, Optum® HouseCalls can reach your Medicare Advantage members and assess members’ health needs.

Connected communities

A panel discussion examines how to use data-driven, virtual and automated technologies to advance and refine population health strategies.

7 Strategies for Meeting More Mental Health Needs

Discover how to create an interconnected network of services that help people get properly diagnosed, access support and sustain progress.

Teaming up with task force movement

Learn how Optum Serve is helping to advance the health and well-being of Veterans and spouses in the trucking and cybersecurity workforce.

Enabling Success for the Health Plan Ecosystem

Optum has a complete portfolio of assets designed to enable health plans to make meaningful strides toward achieving their goals.

5 ways to improve employee well-being engagement

Discover 5 critical factors to ensure employees take advantage of your well-being offerings and engage with your wellness programs.

Bring your wellness strategy to life for employees

Discover how partnering with a health promotion specialist can help you unlock creative ways to engage your employees with wellness programs and initiatives.

Social inequities effect on patient and provider

As clinicians and caregivers to our patients, we bear witness to the inequity of health care. Dr. Oreggio shares experience and advice on opening doors to equal care.

Digital medicine that delights

Dr. Sonia Samagh from the Center for Digital Health is hard at work bringing the many digital tools available into an environment that becomes our “way of being” rather than another tool in the toolkit.

Research revolution: Optum Labs

Optum Labs is launching a study for a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment. Through the power of data, every patient will receive the treatment. This approach gives quick results for practical problems.

Building resilience: Mental health lessons from COVID-19

COVID-19 has negatively affected many people's mental health, but will anything good come out of it?

Mobile clinic brings care to the community

Southwest Medical bridges the access gap with their mobile clinic by meeting patients where they are.

When to refer: PCP guide to Pap exams

Pap smears and HPV immunizations have become fundamental elements of preventive care for women.

The WellMed Bridges palliative care program

Patients with serious illness should not have to choose between curative and palliative treatment. That is the theory behind the WellMed Bridges program.

Sleep treatment across the ages

Combining real-world data and primary research helps us better understand insomnia.

Care of the clinician

A 2017 JAMA study showed that 45% of doctors feel at least one symptom of burnout.

Actualizing high-quality coordinated cancer care

The recently launched Cancer Center in Las Vegas incorporates IOM recommendations, delivering high-quality cancer care for better patient outcomes.

How to help patients prevent long-term cognitive complications

Despite the complexity of concussion, primary care providers are in a unique position to give life-altering advice to their patients.

Antiracism and inclusion

Optum saw the value in a project for a community cohort, Leadership for Racial Equity, and quickly worked to create a national strategy.

Transforming the six zones of consumer experience

Discover innovations and success factors to drive engagement, loyalty and growth.

Why equity in women’s health demands an integrated approach

Why equity in women’s health demands an integrated approach

Case Study: UMass utilizes analytics to improve adult immunizations

Population health analytics drive UMass participation in the AMGA AI Collaborative

8 things to look for in a virtual care offering

8 things to look for in a virtual care offering

Population health management best practices

Learn about industry players in the population health management (PHM) market and what to look for in a best-in-class solution.

Optum Serve health technology and consulting solutions

Improving health across the nation to serve our federal customers

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

We utilize RPA to advance federal government programs.

OPA for HHS: See how it works

Accelerate your state's efforts to address health inequity.

Patient-Centered Care Centers of Excellence

Optum's Centers of Excellence improve outcomes through patient-centered care.

Optum My Wellbeing

For employers, My Wellbeing provides information about employees’ health, which can be used to help understand their needs and develop strategies to support them.

Preventing suicide among our nation's Veterans

See how Optum Serve, along with the PREVENTS Initiative, is helping in the collective effort to eliminate suicide among military and Veteran populations.

Innovations in Health Monitoring, Care Management & Support

Linking health care and public health data improves care management, clinical care, and public health reporting and monitoring.

SNFs Improve Care & Business Outcomes for Facilities

The Optum Care Model Helps SNFs Meet Strategic Goals

Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines for DoD and VA

Improve continuity of care by reducing variation in practice for service members transitioning to Veteran status.

Executive Perspectives: Tech Innovation in Health Care

How AI and other technologies can help heal the health care system

The Doctor Will See You…Anywhere

A profound shift toward coordinated, responsive care is underway in American medicine.

Sustainable Future Cancer Care

Creating a sustainable future for cancer care

Telephone Lifestyle Coaching for Veterans

Optum Serve can help Veterans achieve health and wellness goals using TLC. Promote well-being, prevent illness and reduce the burden of chronic conditions.

Navigating Forward: C-suite check-in — Research findings state of health care

Find out what 161 C-suite health care leaders think about how COVID-19 has changed the industry — and where we still must make progress.

Taking the Blinders Off Cancer Through Immunotherapy

Webinar: Taking the Blinders Off Cancer Through Immunotherapy

Applying robotic process automation (RPA) for compliance

See how RPA helped saved 9,465 hours and $950,000 over five years in our client use case example.

Center for Health Equity - The Lewin Group, Part of Optum Serve

See how we help public and private health care leaders, policy makers and researchers support equitable individual and community health.

Impact member care with in-home assessments

Download the infographic to learn more about how in-home assessments can uniquely impact SDOH.

Support for long-term recovery

Find substance use disorder treatment that includes evidence-based resources and compassionate care for members and their communities.

Star ratings are important to Medicare Plans

Learn how health plans can improve Star ratings through high-touch strategies.

Insights on improved care through technology and scale

John Muir Health shares how the organization uses technology to reach those in need of health care services.

Optum Care Model & UnitedHealthcare Assisted Living Plan

Support residents living in a senior living community.

Improved Arkansas Medicaid Outcomes

Helping Arkansas improve Medicaid outcomes, reduce costs.

The bedside research revolution

Optum Care Research and Innovation is an internal research support system that shows research is an integral part of care delivery.

SDOH and Medicare Advantage

This paper examines the critical impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on patient care and how in-home assessments can help.

Supporting providers in the transition to VBC

Learn how value-based care (VBC) partnerships between payers and providers are more important than ever.

Closing the Gaps in Pain Management

Find out how coordinated, personalized care helps advance treatment of chronic pain in senior communities.

Case study: Improving SGLT2i therapy guideline adherence

Article that covers OLS and Boehringer Ingelheim collaboration to increase adherence for patients with diabetes and CVD.

Impacting SDOH for patients and communities

CNO Kristy Duffey discusses the benefits of home-based care, opportunities in value-based care and how digital tools can overcome barriers.

RWD Pitfalls Part 1: Using the right tools to approach RWD

When working with real-world data, learn from the lessons of others to help maximize your own business return.

Emotional Wellbeing Solutions for Health Care Workers

Support workers who put others first every day.

Veterans Benefits Administration

They honored their commitment. It's time to honor ours.

Health Equity & Women's Health

Create meaningful change for the women in your workforce.

Health equity in kidney disease management

Learn 5 strategies for health plans to address inequities in the kidney care landscape and create more equitable access, treatment and outcomes for all.

Build a Culture of Health in the APAC Region

By engaging region-specific expertise, your company can strategically improve the well-being of its employees.

Navigate the workforce challenge

Identify root causes of workforce upheaval and how to adjust policies, procedures and practices for stability and long-term growth.

Pilot Program Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk

An innovative program involving patient awareness and provider outreach improves patient use of lipid-lowering therapies.

The Health Equity Alignment Solution (HEALS)

HEALS is a data analytics solution that highlights where and how inequities occur within a community, state or a health plan’s member population.

Health and wellbeing offerings attract and retain talent

See what our 2022 Global Employer Insights Survey says about health and wellbeing (H&W) strategies and practices to help recruitment and retention.

Priority Identification Vaccine Operating Tool (PIVOT)

PIVOT provides the data analytics and visualization needed to optimize planning, administration and monitoring of vaccines.

Family-building inequities

Read how payers can turn the tide on 5 worrisome statistics.

Mitigating maternal care deserts

For some mothers-to-be, health care options are disturbingly limited — or even nonexistent.

Slowing the specialty pharmacy carve-out stampede

Vaccine Outreach - Implementing Community Engagement (VOICE)

VOICE addresses vaccine hesitancy in at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Applying health equity through action and evidence

Optum VP of Health Equity Analytics, Dr. Ali Shirvani-Mahdavi, discusses developing a data-driven strategy for equitable health outcomes.

Healthier Outcomes for Moms and Babies Through Data

By reaching out to women earlier in pregnancy, one state is supporting moms and babies and creating healthier outcomes for both with help from Optum.

Wellness Coaching helps motivate employees

As a wellness coach, I connect employees with tools and resources that align with their health and wellbeing goals.

Addressing health equity barriers in cancer care

Discover the 5 pillars of equity-driven member navigation.

For working in health care, positive future awaits

Sarah King, chief client officer, highlights how we can work together to overcome workforce challenges and forge a new path forward.

6 workforce strategies for health care leaders

Strengthen and inspire your health care workforce. Our actionable toolkit offers new strategies to reconnect with talent, simplify workflows and more.

How to achieve more inclusive MSK care

Musculoskeletal conditions are costly, common and fraught with health inequities. Here’s how a more holistic approach can help payers better serve all members.

Study reveals costs for unrecognized kidney disease

Informing the FDA BEST Initiative

As a key FDA collaborator, Optum Epidemiology generates reproducible results that inform regulatory decisions for COVID-19 vaccines.

Payer-provider collaboration in ESRD care

Kidney disease is complex and expensive, and disproportionately impacts people with limited financial resources. Here’s how payers can help transform care.

Human Centered Design in Health Care

This Optum white paper shows how human-centered design builds technology and programs that are easy and intuitive for consumers to use.

Targeted care and lower cost: How one state achieved both

One state achieved both in delivering home health services.

Clinical and claims data: A powerful combination

Get a snapshot of the pros/cons of clinical and claims data.

Improve Women's Health with Community-Based Solutions

Improve Women's Health with Community-Based Solutions | Optum

Optum HouseCalls: In-home Multi-Dimensional Clinical Evaluation

In-home clinical evaluation of health and ongoing care needs

Case study: Provider performance analytics

Case study: Provider performance analytics

Women's Health: Susan's Story

OB Homecare and advanced analytics deliver results.

Preparing for the future of life sciences

Life sciences leaders are thinking differently with data to support novel strategies.

Behavioral Health Solutions

We support the journey to better health.

Closing the diagnosis gap in chronic kidney disease

Most people with chronic kidney disease don’t know they have the condition. These payer strategies can help turn the tide.

The role of navigation in simplifying health care

An active approach to advocacy can help improve member experiences while driving down costs. Read our e-book to learn how.

Benefits Hub Strategy: What employers need to know

Making better decisions in a crowded benefits landscape

Assessing vendors is daunting enough. But for many employers, limited data, contract variations and employee confusion add complexity.

Optum named a Leader in patient engagement

Everest Group recognizes Optum in its 2023 Patient Engagement Platforms PEAK Matrix® Assessment.

NEJM Catalyst Q&A: Health equity

UHG leader Catherine Anderson on building blocks of a health equity strategy, partnerships and leveraging resources for sustainable impact.

Addressing the high cost of musculoskeletal care deferral

With musculoskeletal (MSK) incidence rates and costs rising, connecting members with the care they need is more urgent than ever.

Wellbeing in the Workplace Study

Global employers share insights on their efforts to adapt wellbeing strategies to meet their greatest workplace challenges.

Address the complexity of the claims process

Read the interview for insights into how state leaders can reduce administrative cost, and support collaboration with providers

How Health Equity Can Be a Catalyst for Growth

Providing better care for the underserved is vital for healthier communities. It can also be a wise strategy to unlock organizational growth.

Meet the rising demand from seniors to age in place

In-home assessments can improve outcomes, reduce health care costs and align with member preference.

Forging a new frontier in mental and behavioral health

Overcome today's barriers with leadership, collaboration and investment strategies that proactively address mental and behavioral health.

A New Approach: guidance along the fertility journey

Discover how health plans can set aside ad hoc solutions and adopt a comprehensive approach to improve health outcomes and accessibility to fertility care.

NEJM Catalyst Q&A: Value-based care

Dr. Wyatt Decker discusses the path forward for value-based care including implementation challenges, benefits and keys to success.

Taking aim at the U.S. maternal mental health crisis

New and expectant mothers are facing an epidemic — and a lack of support in addressing it. Read how health plans and employers can help.

Fitness for a generation that never gets old

With baby boomers rapidly aging into Medicare, health plans must take an informed approach when marketing fitness benefits. Here’s how.

How Health Data Can Improve MSK Care for Members | Optum

Key considerations when updating provider management modules

Explore 6 key factors when updating, streamlining and coordinating provider management modules with other Medicaid functions.

Hybrid work schedules impact employer H&W programmes

When we surveyed global employers, we found they are looking to increase the number of health and wellness (H&W) programmes they offer. Find out more.

3 Ways Digital Movement Is Reshaping Member Experiences | Optum

Addressing the root causes of mental health disparities

Discover steps and strategies to reduce disparities among vulnerable populations and remove barriers for more equitable mental health care.

What’s the biggest challenge to health and wellbeing programme success in EMEA?

When Optum surveyed 347 global employers, companies in EMEA said understanding employees’ needs was one of their main challenges.

Spotlight: Fitness needs across generations

How to engage hard-to-reach kidney disease patients

Chronic kidney disease impacts millions of Americans. Payers must partner more closely with providers to better target the members most at risk.

How to implement patient-centered oncology care

Future-ready claims review: automation isn’t enough

As claims grow more complex, many automation methods aren't sophisticated enough for the job. See how payers can take claims review to the next level.

Can innovation help the health care workforce crisis?

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Optum leaders examine human-focused innovations for the health care workforce.

5 ways shift-of-site care is a win for all women

With unique needs, women benefit greatly from a wider array of care options. Payers and employers can reap big rewards by providing them.

More inclusive MSK care: how can employers help?

Discover what employers can do to support all employees who may be coping with costly and common musculoskeletal conditions.

Ensuring responsible use of AI in health care

See how we use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.

Mental Health: Optum Addresses the Great Information Divide

Explore the challenges and opportunities in mining mental health data for individuals and communities.

Achieving health equity: Actionable analytics unlock improved outcomes

By applying analytics solutions, states can create a comprehensive roadmap to better health equity.

Breakthroughs in kidney care

Explore the most promising innovations in renal care for people with chronic kidney disease.

Collaborative strategies to optimize complex care management

As caring for complex patients gets more complicated, payers and providers must partner to provide better, more accessible, lower-cost care.

Fertility solution overview

Whether for personal or professional reasons, many couples today are delaying starting a family. However, waiting to conceive can lead to fertility issues — for one partner or both.

Unraveling complexity in specialty care

Learn how Optum is streamlining care delivery with insights from patients and providers to improve outcomes and drive down costs.

Analytics in payer-oncologist partnerships

See 4 ways that payers can help health care providers unlock the power of real-world data to drive quality and innovation in cancer care.

5 things to know about the new landscape of fertility benefits

More and more, benefits leaders see the value of reproductive health — and it’s changing how they approach offerings.

Delivering on the promise of fertility care

As a highly specialized area of care, fertility treatment is a significant cost driver for health plans and employers.

Support the four pillars of wellbeing

International wellness expert Rayson Ng shares how companies can design wellbeing programmes to build a culture of health.

Do employers care about employee financial wellbeing?

We surveyed 347 global employers to learn more about the importance of employee financial health in health and wellbeing (H&W) strategy.

New mandatory CMS reporting rules will impact states

To meet the requirements, states should consider focusing on five key areas.

Tackle workforce crisis with human innovation

Explore human-focused innovations for solving health care workforce challenges while reaping benefits for all.

NEJM Catalyst Q&A: Care delivery innovation

Optum Health CEO discusses care delivery innovation within value-based care and the role of alignment, partnership and analytics.

Introducing our new patient access and engagement platform

View the public launch of Optum Patient Access and Engagement on demand.

How to empower employees with a health advocacy solution

What makes a meaningful advocacy program? One that delivers strong health outcomes and compelling savings through a patient-centric lens.

3 ways holistic MSK care improves all avenues of care

An integrated approach can help employers and health plans fight back against skyrocketing musculoskeletal (MSK) costs.