Welcome to the Optum Institute for Sustainable Health

As the health ecosystem faces unprecedented transformation, there is a need for fresh thinking, innovative models and groundbreaking research. With this in mind, Optum has created the Institute for Sustainable Health—a new collaboration designed to offer insights, research and leadership in the journey to build connected, intelligent and aligned health delivery systems. The Institute will also undertake wide-ranging collaborations that explore new health delivery models and innovative approaches.

Research: Consumers Eager to Use Online Health Care Tools, But Physicians Report Health IT Systems Lag
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Research: Three key pillars—alignment, connectedness and intelligence—can guide the way toward more sustainable health care communities
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Meaningful Patient Engagement

Does Meaningful Use go far enough? Fast enough? Our data say no. Consumers are well ahead of providers in demanding online access to health information and communication tools. Read More >

New Optum Data: Geographic Variation in Cost, Quality and Population Health

This new study by Optum presents a scorecard of KPIs and tracks cost, quality, and health status measures across the commercial and Medicare populations. Read More >

Market Trends in ACO Formation

While private ACOs still dominate the market, their growth is dwarfed by recent debuts of public ACOs.  Both public and private efforts have yielded a large number of ACOs currently in their early stages. Read More >

Seeking a Sustainable Solution

Simon Stevens, Chairman of the Optum Institute for Sustainable Health outlines seven opportunities that will help make U.S. health care more sustainable. Read More >