The speed of transformation: Preparing for the payment models of tomorrow
The question facing U.S. health care organizations isn’t whether to embrace a risk-based care model, but rather how and when to make the change. With reimbursements increasingly linked to patient outcomes, adopting this new business strategy is crucial to every organization’s sustainability and success.

Spotting the legal risk in potential partnerships
As the transition to value-based contracts gathers steam, CFOs are sizing up the legal risks of forming strategic partnerships. Read the interview with Scott Becker, partner at the Chicago law firm of McGuireWoods and publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review, for insights on the choices that health leaders are making to drive closer collaboration between their strategic partners to serve their mutual interests, as well as tips that health leaders need to keep in mind while preparing to sign these value-based agreements.

Consumerism:  What I learned from 150 Executives
Consumerism: More than a buzzworthy term. Learn four insights providers should consider now to create loyalty, drive growth and consumer engagement and to improve outcomes.

Strategic Pricing:  Not a one-size-fits-all strategy
Providers can gain a competitive advantage by taking the right approach to strategic pricing. Learn the critical factors and key questions provider organizations must consider for their strategic pricing strategy in 2019.

Expert viewpoint: Why CIOs need payment accuracy in the cloud
Payment accuracy is the critical starting point for modernizing your plan. It’s where analytics, technology and operations meet. Optum experts share how simple, early wins in payment accuracy can streamline operations and yield immediate savings.

Podcast Series: How health care CIOs can transform their operations with payment accuracy
Julie Durham, vice president of software engineering and payment integrity at Optum, discusses the following topics in new podcast series:

  1. How you can learn new things by enriching your data
  2. How to embrace cloud technology and use it to your competitive advantage
  3. How you can arm your most innovative business unit with the most innovative technology 

CIOs and IT leaders: Lead a digital transformation with immediate savings
Payment accuracy is the best place for health care CIOs to lead a system-wide digital transformation. In this article series Matt Choffin and Julie Durham of Optum show how to balance between “keeping the lights on” and evolving your digital ecosystem.

Get a by-the-numbers view of how to self-fund innovation
What savings will you gain to fund system-wide modernization initiatives? Optum breaks it down, including a prepay strategy that saves $158 million. As a CIO, you play a pivotal role as an agent of change. Download the infographic now. 

The Health Plan CIO’s Role in Digital Transformation
Consumers are demanding convenience and choice. Along with the drive toward value-based care, this means payers must modernize. The CIO’s role is to architect a digital transformation that frees the data and allows payer/provider collaboration and interoperability. In this article, Optum CIO John Santelli and Optum Advisory Services Senior Vice President David Chennisi offer perspectives on payer readiness and approaches to digital transformation.

A Map for the Journey to a New Healthcare Ecosystem
IT is changing the health ecosystem. Are you innovating for future success? CIOs are modernizing healthcare for the new consumer, while lowering plan costs and increasing quality care through innovations in technology. This eBook outlines the safest evolution from outdated technologies to a high-performing, modern system. This practical approach allows you to unleash innovation across your efforts – from simple, immediate projects to expansive, transformational plans.