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February 22, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 22, 2019

By Emily Blahnik eblahnik

Wall Street Journal, The Fitness Plan for Serious Schmoozers by Jen Murphy — “You really need to make an effort to counteract the effects of sitting for eight hours a day,” says Donald Hensrud, director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “Just being active won’t cut it. You need […]

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August 14, 2015

Mayo Clinic In the News Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Laura Wuotila with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Editor, Karl Oestreich; Assistant Editor, Carmen Zwicker   Wall Street Journal When Patients Manage Doctors by […]

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February 26, 2013

Computerization in Health Care Demands High Data Standards

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Recent reports bookend the promise and peril of computerization and the electronic medical record in health care. On the truly positive side, the Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group have teamed up to form Optum Labs, a research group aimed at mining (initially) claims records for over 100 million people and 5 million clinical records. The lab underscores the hope […]

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Tags: claims records, computerization, data analytics, electronic medical records, Harvard Business Review, Optum Labs, UnitedHealth Group


January 17, 2013

United and Mayo Pool Info to Drop Cost of Care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group announced a new research institute Tuesday that will pool data on more than 110 million patients as part of an effort to help scientists study ways to improve medical care and lower costs. The two Minnesota powerhouses said the project, called Optum Labs, could become health care’s version of […]

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Tags: Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic, MPR, Optum Labs, research institute, Star Tribune, UnitedHealth Group


January 17, 2013

UHG, Mayo Clinic Launch Research Effort to Improve Care

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

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 […]

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Tags: disease treatments, Dr. John Noseworthy, Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic, Optum Labs, research initiative, Twin Cities Business, UnitedHealth Group


January 16, 2013

Why Mayo, UnitedHealth Research Lab Won’t Be Based in Minnesota

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group Inc.are two of Minnesota’s biggest health care brands. So why aren’t the two juggernauts setting up their new joint research venture, Optum Labs, in their home state?… Officials also thought setting up shop elsewhere would send the message that the research organization is open to everyone and not just groups based in […]

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Tags: Health Care, Mayo Clinic, Mpls St. Paul Business Journal, Optum Labs, UnitedHealth Group


January 15, 2013

Researchers Mine Data From Clinic, Big Insurer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Mayo Clinic are set to unveil a new research initiative that will draw on millions of health-insurance claims and in-depth clinical patient records, part of a broader effort in the health industry to glean insights about care from a growing flood of data…The initiative will focus on research into “best outcomes for […]

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Tags: clinical patient records, data mining, Dr. John Noseworthy, health insurance, MedCity News, UnitedHealth Group, Wall Street Journal


February 29, 2012

Minnesota job openings rose 48% in quarter

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Job openings across Minnesota jumped nearly 48 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 from a year ago as demand surged for workers in health care, social services, stores, bars and hotels, according to state survey results released Tuesday. The “Job Vacancy Survey” found that employers reported 49,900 full- and part-time job openings in October, […]

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Tags: job openings, UnitedHealth Group


February 6, 2012

Economists surprised by marketwide hiring

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…Health care organizations in Minnesota followed the national trends, adding workers at a steady clip. UnitedHealth Group, for example, has expanded its workforce in the state by about 30 percent over the past two years, said Tyler Mason, a spokesman for UnitedHealth. In Rochester, Mayo Clinic posted 1,600 job openings in January. Star Tribune, by […]

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Tags: job openings, Tyler Mason, UnitedHealth Group


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