UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.
Innovation is at the heart of UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to helping provide people with more personalized, convenient and easier-to-use resources to simplify the health care experience. In fact, UnitedHealth Group is recognized as the top-ranking company in the insurance and managed care sector on Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.
UnitedHealthcare is helping to change the health care landscape with innovative programs and technology including: wearable device wellness programs, value-based care, online and mobile resources, and integrated care models. We have transformed how we work as an organization to enable our employees to take the time to understand our members’ needs and become a true partner in their care. To achieve that, we are putting consumer experience at the center of how we operate as a company and equipping people to become actively engaged health consumers is driving our innovation. Success for us means responding to each individual, every time, with compassion. One person at a time; millions of times.
According to Marc Neeley, a leader at UnitedHealthcare and speaker at our Innovation Summit: Advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments are redefining what can be achieved in health care today, and tomorrow. Increasingly, innovations in health care delivery are empowering people to more effectively and efficiently manage their own health and well-being, as well as create opportunities for more coordinated care and proactive clinical interventions. UnitedHealthcare is uniquely positioned to positively impact health care’s evolution, leveraging technology and data to help improve health outcomes and modernize the health system to solve important issues for consumers. That’s why UnitedHealthcare spends more than $3 billion annually on data, technology and innovation. Through these investments, we are helping empower people to take charge of their health care and create a health care system that works better for everyone.
One of the most influential aspects of health care today is the evolution of collaborative relationships between health plans and care providers, and cutting-edge partnerships between entrepreneurs and investors. The Innovation Summit provides an opportunity to highlight examples of this work and brainstorm other possibilities, all with the hope of improving the effectiveness of the health care system in meeting patients’ needs and encouraging better experiences and improved outcomes for everyone.