Partnerships are powerful. By engaging experts across diverse industries and fields, we work collaboratively to facilitate research programs, develop data-driven applications and innovate with new technologies and more to solve complex problems in health care.
Industry collaborators and partners
AARP* is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities; strengthens communities; and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as health care, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.
As the founding consumer-advocate organization in OptumLabs®, AARP brings a wealth of knowledge that can help inform the dialogue around the health of 50+ consumers and health outcomes.
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. It provides services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. Age UK stands up and speaks for all those who have reached later life, and also protects the long-term interests of future generations.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading and largest dementia support and research charity, serving anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever, providing support, help and advice for everyone affected by dementia, regardless of circumstance. It strives to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported, accepted and able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
A big part of the Alzheimer’s Society mission is delivered through research by bringing together the research community and enabling work that focuses on the pressing needs of people with dementia.
This includes investing £50 million in the UK’s first dedicated Dementia Research Institute and a further £100 million in a range of pioneering research including biomedical, prevention, assistive technology and care research.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well and get well, find cures and fight back against cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
The Intramural Research Department supports the ACS mission through monitoring the national and international cancer epidemic, identifying preventable causes of cancer and cancer deaths, improving the quality of cancer treatment and survivorship care, and promoting the application of knowledge to reduce suffering and death from cancer.
The American Heart Association (AHA) is a voluntary health organization of more than 22.5 million devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies and provides tools and information to save and improve lives.
The AHA also provides science-based treatment guidelines to health care professionals to help ensure the best treatment practices are used, thereby increasing the quality of care received in hospitals.
AMGA* represents multi-specialty medical groups and integrated systems of care, providing legislative and regulatory advocacy with a focus on population health, educational and networking programs, publications, provider satisfaction surveys, benchmarking data, and consulting services to help with the transition from volume to value.
More than 150,000 physicians practice in 430 AMGA member organizations; these physicians provide care for 120 million patients, approximately one in three Americans. AMGA’s Anceta collaborative adds the power of Optum®/Humedica’s clinically focused comparative data and predictive analytics to AMGA’s proven model for collaborative shared learning.
Boston University School of Public Health* was founded in 1976 and offers master’s- and doctoral-level education in eight public-health concentrations including biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health law, bioethics and human rights, health policy and management, international health, and social and behavioral sciences.
The faculty conducts policy-changing public-health research around the world with the mission of improving the health of populations — especially the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable — locally, nationally and internationally.
Brown’s Public Health Program became the Brown University School of Public Health in July of 2013. The School is the natural evolution of ten years of growth in education and in research, with more than 200 faculty and 275 undergraduate and graduate students, and over $50 million in annual external research funding.
The School of Public Health’s 11 nationally renowned research centers and institutes focus training and research on key areas including evidence-based medicine, HIV/AIDS, statistical sciences, global health, primary care, preventive medicine and community health. The centers’ interdisciplinary nature gives them a broad, influential voice in the national dialogue, and offers students meaningful opportunities to conduct research and effect change.
Duke University is one of the world’s leading institutions for education, research and patient care. Its 15,000 students pursue liberal arts and engineering education at the undergraduate level, and graduate and professional study in arts and sciences, business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, public policy, medicine and nursing. Duke Health includes 2,400 basic science and clinical faculty members who strive to transform medicine and health locally and globally.
The Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer’s Disease is a patient-powered industry coalition of private-sector leaders who have joined together to provide business leadership in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
CEOi seeks to partner with public leaders to transform the disease from a social, health and economic crisis into an opportunity for healthy aging and innovation in research and care. In this era of aging populations, CEOi believes that it will take visionary, action-oriented leadership of public and private leaders working together to solve our greatest challenges.
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is a graduate and professional school that brings together students, scholars and practitioners who combine thought and action to make the world a better place. The School believes that smart public policy and inspired public leadership can make people’s lives safer, more prosperous and more fulfilling. Harvard Kennedy School teaches current and future leaders the skills they need to be effective in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and its renowned faculty and trailblazing research centers pioneer bold new ideas.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Health Care Policy strives to improve the nation's health care policy through evidence-based research and scholarship.
It is one of only a few academic departments of health policy nationwide located in a medical school. Since its founding in 1988, the HMS Department of Health Care Policy has moved steadily to develop rich research and teaching programs. Its faculty works on wide-ranging research that includes broad topics on financing and delivery of health care, quality of care, studies on special and disadvantaged populations (including those with mental disorders), and access to care.
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute’s Department of Population Medicine is a unique research and academic partnership between Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School. Created in 1992, it is the nation’s only medical school appointing department that sits in a health plan. Its mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through innovative research and teaching.
Within Imperial College, the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) works to design and diffuse high-impact global health care innovations and reduce health inequalities worldwide.
The IGHI is a multi-disciplined team focused on the co-creation and diffusion of health care innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing mankind today.
The IGHI aims to develop cutting-edge solutions to the challenges faced by health care systems and to create transformational improvement in the quality and equity of patient care, population health and well-being.
Founded in 1916 as part of Johns Hopkins University, the Bloomberg School of Public Health is the world's oldest and largest independent school of public health.
For 20 years, the School has held the #1 position in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the nation's public health schools. Every day, the Bloomberg School works to keep millions safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field, and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life.
London School of Economics Health (LSE Health) is a research center affiliated with the Departments of Social Policy, Management and Accounting. The center's unique research base contributes to LSE's established world presence and reputation in health policy, health economics and demography.
LSE Health’s mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of research, teaching and scholarship at the highest international standards, for the benefit of the international and national health policy community.
Bringing together a core team of researchers and academics, LSE Health promotes and draws upon the multidisciplinary expertise of 30 staff members, 50 associated academics and a number of postgraduate students.
Mayo Clinic* is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world.
For 150 years, Mayo Clinic has been singularly focused on improving health outcomes by continually researching, discovering and — most importantly — doing what’s best for patients. As one of the two co-founding partners of OptumLabs, Mayo Clinic shares a longstanding commitment to research that makes a difference in the lives of patients and families.
The MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world's leading academic sources of innovation in management theory and practice where smart, independent leaders come together to solve problems, create new organizations and improve the world.
NCQA is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make informed health care choices.
Optum* is a health services and innovation company helping to tackle the biggest challenges in health care by partnering across the system. A co-founding partner in OptumLabs, Optum delivers a combination of unique capabilities that help to modernize the health system including data and analytics, population health management, health care operations, health care delivery and pharmacy care services.
Oxford Academic Health Science Network (OAHSN) is one of 15 networks that have been implemented in England since 2014. OAHSN is licensed by NHS England for five years to achieve four objectives:
It must focus on the needs of patients and local populations by working in partnership with commissioners and public health bodies to address unmet health and social care needs. It must also speed up adoption of innovative practices to improve health outcomes.
OAHSN will build a culture of partnership and collaboration to consider and address local, regional and national priorities. It will create prosperity through co-development, testing, evaluation and early adoption and spread of new products and services.
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) is the nation’s leading developer of consensus-based measures for medication safety, adherence and appropriate use. A non-profit organization with more than 250 diverse members across health care, PQA’s quality initiatives support improvements in medication use and medication services. PQA was established in 2006 as a public private-partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly after the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit. PQA measures are used in the Medicare Star Ratings program and Medicaid and have been endorsed or implemented by numerous other health care organizations.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)* was founded in 1824 and is one of the world’s pre-eminent research universities, fulfilling the vision of its founders: “the application of science to the common purposes of life.”
Rensselaer's breadth of research in the biological sciences and bioengineering is leveraged by unparalleled strength in data science and analytics. An interdisciplinary approach places biotechnology at the intersection of the life sciences, the physical and computational sciences and engineering — generating discoveries and offering innovative solutions to scientific and societal challenges.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C’s scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration and provide expert review of research progress.
Tufts Medical Center* is a 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children.
Founded in 1796, it is the oldest continually operating health care facility in Boston. Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center has a significant research portfolio in basic, clinical and translational sciences, comparative effectiveness research and health policy studies.
The mission of the University of California Health System (UC Health) is to make health care better. UC Health represents the clinical and health education arms of the University of California (UC), combining UC’s patient care, teaching and research capabilities. As a large health delivery organization made up of five regional health systems, UC Health has 3,660 licensed beds, more than 165,000 patient admissions, and over 356,000 ER visits per year. UC Health is also the largest health sciences training program in the nation, with 17 professional schools across seven UC campuses, and educates nearly 50% of medical students in California.
The University of Exeter conducts research that makes a difference across the world. They are leaders in cutting-edge science, engineering, mathematics, and medicine research. They are constantly seeking new ways to engage with government, industry, and the community in order to build productive, sustainable partnerships and tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind.
The University of Exeter’s new Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI) seeks to develop and apply cutting edge data analytical methodologies to allow data to be fully utilized in addressing some of today’s most important societal challenges. The Exeter IDSAI forms a hub for data intensive science and artificial intelligence activity across the University and region. A key area of focus for the Exeter IDSAI is health, bioinformatics and the life course, around which they are forging a new interdisciplinary research collaboration between data scientists and medical researchers. The University is a member of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI), which brings additional opportunities for collaboration with world-leading expertise across the Turing network of academic and industrial partners.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is the founding campus of the University System of Maryland, established in 1807.
The university is home to the Graduate School and the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and social work. Faculty brought in $501 million in research funding in fiscal 2014, and the university's economic impact, along with its affiliated hospital systems and practices, is more than $6 billion. UMB employs nearly 8,000 and enrolls more than 6,200 future doctors, lawyers, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and dental hygienists.
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing* is a leader in nursing research, discovery and health informatics with nationally renowned faculty experts in big-data methodology, systems and project management.
The school offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD focus in nursing informatics. As one of six professional schools and colleges within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, the School of Nursing’s research mission is enriched through inter-professional health collaboration as well as partnerships with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the College of Science and Engineering at the University. The school enrolls more than 850 students in graduate and undergraduate programs annually.
The University of Rochester, a premier research university which strives to be an international leader in the sciences, engineering, business and music, is home to one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. The University of Rochester Medical Center is dedicated to health research, teaching, patient care and community outreach and was among the first 12 medical centers in the nation to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.
They fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services. By collaborating with private-sector organizations, such as OptumLabs and its partners, HHS can achieve new knowledge and understanding that lead to improvements in health and health care.
Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. Yale University and Yale New Haven Health are home to world-renowned schools of medicine and public health, as well as outstanding residency, fellowship and research programs. Committed to the advancement of biomedical research and health care, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation was one of the first 12 institutions to launch the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.