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Optum offers analytics service to help physicians treat at-risk patients

Optum, the healthcare business services arm of UnitedHealth Group, is making data available to healthcare providers working under at-risk contracts with health insurers to help doctors identify at-risk patients and engage them to improve health outcomes.

The initiative also is intended to give providers help to improve their quality of care and outcomes.

The data given to primary care and high-volume specialty physicians will be made available on a platform from HealthBI that supports workflows, coordination and collaboration to execute patient care across specialties and settings, says Benton Davis, senior vice president and general manager of networks and population health at Optum.

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