Optum Named AHIP 2012 Select Program Partner For Helping Health Insurers Solve Critical Challenges
- Designation recognizes companies essential to health plan member support
- Optum helps clients improve patient outcomes, improve efficiency and reduce costs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) announced it has recognized Optum as a designated provider of solutions that help health plans improve member health, streamline administrative processes, optimize their care provider network and adapt to evolving business dynamics.
Optum was named an AHIP 2012 Select Program Partner. The AHIP Select Program showcases innovative, exceptional companies that are making a positive impact on the health care industry. This designation signals to health plans that they can depend on tools, services and solutions from Optum to help them improve the services they provide to their members and enhance their operational performance.
"By designating Optum as a Select Program Partner, AHIP is recognizing our commitment to helping our clients achieve better health outcomes, improve efficiency and lower costs," said Eric Murphy, president of payer solutions, OptumInsight, the Optum business unit that helps health care physicians, hospitals and health plans use health analytics to improve care delivery, patient wellness and cost management.
Representing the health insurance industry, AHIP provides health plans with a greater understanding of the industry trends that affect their business from an administrative and safety perspective. Its Select Program is designed to recognize leading companies such as Optum that are essential to supporting the efforts of health plans to improve member services, reduce administrative costs and enhance the health of communities they serve.
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. AHIP's members provide health and supplemental benefits to more than 200 million Americans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality and innovation.
Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone. Optum comprises three companies – OptumHealth, OptumInsight and OptumRx – representing over 30,000 employees worldwide who collaborate to deliver integrated, intelligent solutions that work to modernize the health system, improve overall population health and build Sustainable Health Communities. For more information, visit www.optum.com.