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ARTICLE Clinical Programs Impact Quality of Care

The right information at the right time.

We believe physicians can provide the most effective care when they apply evidence-based standards to timely, relevant and patient-specific information. UnitedHealthcare supports these standards of care through a wide range of data sharing and professional development programs offered online and in publications:

  • Clinical Evidence—
    To ensure physicians are making informed decisions, The United Health Foundation distributes Clinical Evidence—a publication featuring the latest international medical evidence—to 500,000 physicians and 80,000 nurse practitioners twice a year.
  • Best Treatments—
    Best Treatments is a searchable database that helps patients and physicians apply clinical evidence to their care process. It's available on UnitedHealthcare's private physician site, UnitedHealthcareOnline. The same information is available to consumers on myuhc.com.
  • Continuing Professional Development—
    UnitedHealthcare offers continuing education programs for physicians. Courses are available online, via Webcast and teleconference. Academic lectures and physician office visits are also held.
  • Sharing Performance Data—Studies have shown that sharing performance data helps physicians identify missed opportunities and promotes the practice of evidence-based medicine. Since 1997, UnitedHealthcare has shared information with physicians about their performance compared to both their peers and national guidelines.