Tag Archive: Optum

by Chilmark Team | December 10, 2018

2019 Predictions: M&A, Big Tech, and the Fate of ACOs

The Meaningful Use gravy train finally came to an end in 2018. As the strongest EHR vendors struggle to define […]

by Brian Edwards | July 11, 2018

Unlocking Healthcare’s Big Data with NLP-powered Ambient and Augmented Intelligence

NLP technologies have reached an inflection point with the emergence of advanced deep machine learning methods that are on-par with humans for an ever-increasing list of core natural language skills, such as speech recognition and responding to questions. NLP is particularly well suited to address two huge problems in healthcare – easing the clinical documentation burden for clinicians and unlocking insights from unstructured data in EHRs – but there are powerful new use cases also emerging.

by Jody Ranck | April 19, 2018

Blockchain in Healthcare: Enthusiasm is growing, but still a long way to go to realize impact

Key Takeaways: Blockchain can be useful in healthcare in contexts where there is dependency between transactions and an asset, such […]

by David Constantine | January 22, 2018

Optum’s Deal With DaVita: Vertically Integrated Healthcare Continues to Grow

Healthcare continues trend toward consolidation as more M&A deals mark the end of 2017 As we kick off 2018, we […]

by John Moore | September 08, 2017

Risky Bet: Optum’s Acquisition of The Advisory Board

On Aug. 29th, Optum announced it will acquire The Advisory Board’s (ABCO) healthcare business unit for about $1.3 billion. Rumors […]

by Naveen Rao | September 27, 2015

Provider Directories: An Opportunity Fraught with Challenges

A primary goal of insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act was to improve access to healthcare. Yet as thousands of people are finding, simply having insurance coverage does not guarantee that ‘the doctor will see them now.’

by John Moore | November 26, 2014

The Unraveling of Alere

Future Plans Early last week, Optum announced that it would buy Alere’s health management business in a $600M cash deal. […]

by Matt Guldin | November 12, 2014

Alere Unravels: What Went Wrong, What it Means

This week we published a new Domain Monitor digging into the recent Optum acquisition of Alere’s health management business, which […]

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