November 7, 2011

UnitedHealth sees new market in Middle East


UnitedHealth Group's Optum division is pushing into the Middle East with a joint venture it believes will open up a rapidly expanding market for its health IT services. The company says a partnership with the Abu Dhabi health system Lifeline Hospital Group is just the start in the region for its $25 billion Optum unit, which includes separate businesses focused on technology, wellness and pharmacy benefits… Rochester-based Mayo Clinic closed a cardiac clinic in Dubai in 2010, due to the recession.

Star Tribune, Jackie Crosby, 11/7/11

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