January 17, 2013

UHG, Mayo Clinic Launch Research Effort to Improve Care

By Logan Lafferty

Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced that they have launched a new research initiative that will mine health data in order to compare, evaluate, and find ways to improve disease treatments and other health procedures…“Our strategic research alliance with Optum Labs will leverage what we believe to be the largest combined source of clinical and claims information, providing a more comprehensive picture of patients’ diagnoses, progression of diseases, comparative treatments, and outcomes,” Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy said in a statement.

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Tags: disease treatments, Dr. John Noseworthy, Health Policy, Healthcare IT News, Industry News & Competitive Intelligence, Mayo Clinic, Optum Labs, Research, research initiative, Twin Cities Business, UnitedHealth Group

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