Business Wire 12-Jan-2018 10:00 AM
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today announced new digital health resources for millions of people enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans. These include tools and enhancements that help make it easier for people to navigate the health care system and more convenient for them to use their benefits.
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UnitedHealthcare plan participants with an Optum Bank health savings account (HSA) can now use Apple Pay, providing people a secure and private way to pay for qualified medical services at health care providers offices and pharmacies (Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare and Optum).
UnitedHealthcare is showcasing these new digital health capabilities and other health innovations at CES 2018, the annual technology convention in Las Vegas. They include:
Consumers are asking for and expecting customized, connected digital health resources that help make access to care easier and more convenient, said Richard Migliori, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. UnitedHealthcare invests more than $3 billion annually in data, technology and innovation to help design a health system that is more personalized, intuitive and efficient.
UnitedHealthcare at CES 2018
UnitedHealthcare will demonstrate new technologies designed to help simplify the consumer health care experience by making information more accessible through personal technology devices including computers, smartphones and wearables.
UnitedHealthcares 3,500-square-foot booth is located in the Sands Convention Center, adjacent to the Digital Health Stage (Hall A 43731). Numerous digital innovations will be demonstrated, including UnitedHealthcare Motion, the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy mobile app, Virtual Visits and health and well-being solution Rally. UnitedHealthcare also announced a collaboration with DexCom, Inc. to launch an individualized glucose management program driven by wearable technology to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition in real-time.
Conference attendees will also participate in a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. For each mile cycled on the in-booth stationary bikes, UnitedHealthcare will donate $1 to the Club, up to $25,000. The donation will be delivered to the Club, along with 150 bike helmets, Monday, Jan. 15.
At CES 2018, executives from UnitedHealthcare, Optum and Rally Health will speak, including:
Visit www.uhc.com/ces or follow @UHC on Twitter, and through the #DigitalHealthCES hashtag.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.
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