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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.