Optum named “Leader” by Everest Group

Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Report recognizes Optum as a Leader in Health Care Payer Information Technology Services

Everest Group uses a comprehensive evaluation framework that examined 22 service providers in the global health care IT services market. Providers were identified as Leaders, Major Contenders or Aspirants.

Optum was recognized as a Leader, designating the highest levels of delivery capability and market success. Abhishek Singh is practice director and leader of healthcare and life sciences research at Everest Group. On announcement of this recognition, Singh said:

“Payers are increasingly looking at partnering with service providers who offer deep industry pedigree and expertise. Optum has emerged as a partner of choice in an environment where clients are looking for key capabilities at scale.”

Key capabilities include platforms and solutions, domain expertise, innovation and execution excellence. “Optum has leveraged its legacy and displayed broad-based strengths across lines of business to build use cases of its partnership with industry’s key players.”

John Reynolds is executive vice president for Optum Business Process and IT Services. He noted that Optum IT as a Service supports Business Process as a Service.

In this way, said Reynolds, Optum “provides integrated technology capabilities and services on a single end-to-end technology platform, allowing payers to drive down expense and more quickly move towards success in a value-based and outcomes-focused market.”

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