Placemat: Bringing innovative health care solutions to life for employers and employees

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With over $5 billion invested annually in innovation, research and development and technology enterprise-wide, and with UnitedHealth Group being named the most admired company in the insurance and managed care sector for innovation in Fortune’s 2022 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, it’s clear that innovation is in our DNA.

UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum are putting innovation into action in 3 primary ways: 

  • Using member, employer and consumer data to identify needs and opportunities: Data-driven artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are helping clinicians zero in on solutions to the unique needs of specific populations
  • Putting better tools and more data in providers’ hands to drive better outcomes and lower costs: Integrating patient health data with real-time benefits information, Point of Care Assist® helps streamline provider workflow, deliver better outcomes and lower costs
  • Eliminating friction and roadblocks in the health care system to simplify the member experience: A UnitedHealthcare company, Surest™ is health insurance reimagined where members can check costs and compare options before making an appointment — with no deductibles or coinsurance

Accelerating the pace of innovation in health care

Addressing the complexity of the health care industry requires a greater investment in data and analytics, digital transformation and strategic collaborations. 

Transforming the future of health care through innovation

Kaylene Thompson, Vice President of Innovation at UnitedHealthcare, explains how data-backed, innovative solutions are designed to benefit members, employers and providers.

Transforming health care at the local level

A few UnitedHealthcare regional leaders share how innovation is coming to life in their markets and why meeting employees where they are may be more important than ever.

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