UnitedHealth To Offer Industry Cloud Computing Option
The idea is to get health care data out of scattered hospitals, doctors' offices and insurance claims departments and allow doctors and patients better access to complete information.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Optum Takes Health Care To The Cloud
UnitedHealth Group's health services division, Optum, hopes to do for the complex and fragmented health care system what Apple has done for all manner of information that consumers need. The idea is to get health care data out of scattered hospitals, doctors' offices and insurance claims departments and move it to the cloud, an Internet-based platform that would let doctors and patients get access to all the information they need through one website. The bold business strategy is expected to be announced Tuesday, when the Eden Prairie-based company launches a secure, cloud-based environment that will offer access to its 700 technology-based products (Crosby, 2/14).