What We Do

Rewarding Quality & Effective Care.

How We Do It

UnitedHealth Group is working to reward quality, effective care through initiatives that provide incentives for physicians and consumers, promote the use of data and insights to improve care and advance evidence-based medicine.

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Promoting the Use of Data & Insights

OptumLabs®: A Research And Innovation Collaborative To Improve Care

The application of cutting-edge analytic techniques to vast health care data sets is essential to the development of insights that inform improvements in health care. UnitedHealth Group’s OptumLabs is collaborating with leading health services researchers and data scientists to apply an array of analytic approaches to address heath care challenges.

OptumLabs collaborates with world-renowned research institutions, government agencies, and advocacy organizations including Mayo Clinic, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of California Health System, Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and AARP to solve health care problems. The collaborative has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers since inception in 2013 on topics including cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health, opioid use and hearing loss. 

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Promoting the Use of Data & Insights

America's Health Rankings: Actionable Data To Benchmark Health

Public health leaders, elected officials, researchers and policymakers are tasked with improving community health. However, they often lack actionable data to identify successes and challenges to their states' health and benchmark health over time.

America’s Health Rankings, produced by the United Health Foundation in collaboration with an advisory group of leading experts in public health, offers data-driven insights that stakeholders can use to effect change and continue the dialogue on improving our nation’s health. For more than 30 years, the platform has checked the pulse of our nation through the Annual Report that measures the overall health of each state in the country. The platform also provides detailed analyses on the health of key populations in the country, including women and children, seniors and those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.