Health Law & Business News

Optum Introduces Cloud-Based System
To Improve Health Information Access

Feb. 22, 2012, 12:08 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Optum Feb. 14 announced it is launching a cloud-based service aimed at improving health care information connectivity and efficiency.

The company, part of UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka, Minn., said the system should enable all participants in health care, from patients to hospitals to health plans, to have greater access to health care information.

The ability to gather information should allow for better communication and cost savings, the company said.

Kyle Christensen, spokesman for OptumInsight, part of Optum, said the cloud-based system is designed for people working within the health care industry, primarily physicians, hospitals, and administrators. He said...

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