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VitalHealth Software to Participate in Health Story Demonstration at HIMSS 2013 Interoperability Showcase

VitalHealth Software to Showcase Cloud-based EHR Designed with Mayo Clinic in Collaborative Demo

Minneapolis, MN — February 19, 2013 —VitalHealth Software, a leading global provider of web-based solutions for health management founded by the Mayo Clinic and Noaber Foundation, today announced that the company will participate in a Health Story demonstration at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 3 -7, in New Orleans. VitalHealth will demo the latest version of its cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) solution as a participant in The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ (La Nouvelle Ballroom, Level 2). The VitalHealth EHR will serve as the interoperability and data sharing demonstration’s primary care EHR system. Designed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation (CFI), the VitalHealth EHR is purpose-built to be easy to use, compatible with handheld devices such as tablets, and adaptable to the varied work styles of small practices. Delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, VitalHealth EHR supports the latest interoperability standards. The EHR is certified for Meaningful Use and meets or exceeds HIPAA privacy and security requirements.

Approximately 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced in the United States each year, however this tremendous source of information is underutilized in current computer-based record systems. The Health Story Project will bring together several health IT vendors at HIMSS 2013 to demonstrate HL7 Consolidated CDA (Clinical Document Architecture) based interoperability, allowing attendees to follow the path of a patient across several points of care.

“Interoperability is crucial for achieving better outcomes and more affordable care, because it helps remove hazardous ambiguity, incompleteness and waste from the medical record. We have long been supporters of IHE and the Health Story Project, so we’re pleased to have been selected to participate this year,” said Blair Butterfield, President, North America, VitalHealth Software. “Our recent success at the North American Connectathon, where we passed all planned tests for exchanging C-CDA documents, was a key milestone to ensuring the demonstration at HIMSS will show the power of interoperability to enhance quality healthcare delivery.”

VitalHealth Software was founded to develop a game changing, cloud-based eHealth application platform, with an emphasis on solutions for managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, CHF, depression, cancer and Alzheimer’s. The company also has market-leading solutions for ACO, managing online interventions and outcome monitoring for behavioral health. VitalHealth’s primary goal is having a positive impact on the health of 10 million people in five years while at the same time becoming a market leader.

In the Health Story demonstration, which features six leading vendors, the VitalHealth EHR will first receive an unstructured CDA document containing scanned imaging data. After review and diagnosis, the primary care physician will then refer the patient to an oncologist, by generating a referral note and electronically transmitting a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) to the oncologist. The process will streamline and improve the accuracy and responsiveness of existing paper-based processes, demonstrating how interoperable health IT systems can lead to faster, cheaper, and better care delivery.

To learn about tailoring the VitalHealth EHR platform to meet the needs of medical specialties, please contact Arjen Westerink at awesterink@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

To schedule a meeting with VitalHealth Software at HIMSS, please contact Jessica Cohen at jcohen@ariamarketing.com.

About Health Story

The Health Story Project was founded four years ago by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Clinical Documentation Industry Association, Lantana Consulting Group, and M*Modal. It is now a collaborative of over two dozen healthcare vendors, providers and associations. Health Story accelerates development of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Implementation Guides for common types of clinical documents, brings them through the HL7 ballot process and promotes their adoption within the industry. Over the previous four years, the initiative produced the first set of national data standards for clinical documents-use of which supports requirements for Meaningful Use of EHR systems. Health Story Promoter members include Fujitsu, Inofile, Lantana Consulting Group, M*Modal, Nuance, Optum and Verizon. The Health Story vision is for complete patient stories to be available in electronic medical records.

About VitalHealth Software 

VitalHealth Software was founded as collaboration between the Noaber Foundation (NL) and Mayo Clinic (US), and delivers web-based software solutions for health management.  Our model-driven software platform is used by a growing network of partners.  VitalHealth Software has offices in the U.S., Netherlands and India. For more information about VitalHealth Software, please visit www.vitalhealthsoftware.com.  For more information about VitalHealth EHR, please visit www.vitalhealthehr.com, or contact us via email at info@vitalhealthsoftware.com.

February 22, 2013 I Written By

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UNITEDHEALTH GROUP ANNOUNCES “OPTUM” MASTER BRAND FOR ITS HEALTH SERVICES BUSINESSES

OptumHealth, which supports and delivers population health solutions that address the physical, mental and financial health needs of individuals and organizations, will retain its name but adjust its brand positioning to fit the new Optum brand. Ingenix, a leading health information and analytics, technology, services and consulting business, will become OptumInsight.

Single brand simplifies offerings for the broad health services marketplace
MINNETONKA, Minn. (April 11, 2011) – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced that the company’s health services businesses will unify their market presence under the master brand Optum™.

This brand unification is focused on making it easier for the broad health services marketplace to understand and access the company’s full range of capabilities that help participants throughout the health care system improve health, increase efficiency and create a better overall experience for consumers.

“Just as our distinct health benefits businesses market under the UnitedHealthcare master brand, our individual health services businesses will now align their market engagement under the Optum brand, as the next step in the evolution of our two business platforms,” said Stephen Hemsley, president and CEO, UnitedHealth Group.

The change reflects increased coordination and collaboration among three leading health services companies that are committed to addressing meaningful and positive change across the health care system: OptumHealth™, which will retain its name; OptumInsight™, which will replace the Ingenix name; and OptumRx™, which will replace the Prescription Solutions name. These combined businesses serve more than 60 million people, have more than 30,000 employees, and in 2010 reported combined revenues of $25 billion, giving Optum as a whole the scale of a FORTUNE 100 enterprise.

“We are aligning these businesses to better match the way we serve clients and the way our clients access health services,” said G. Mike Mikan, CEO of Optum. “This step will make it simpler for clients to connect with the broad expertise and innovative capabilities across our businesses, so we can help them improve population health, reduce the cost of care and make health care work better for everyone. Clients will know they can come to Optum for all their health services needs.”

OptumHealth, which supports and delivers population health solutions that address the physical, mental and financial health needs of individuals and organizations, will retain its name but adjust its brand positioning to fit the new Optum brand. Ingenix, a leading health information and analytics, technology, services and consulting business, will become OptumInsight. PrescriptionSolutions, which specializes in the delivery, clinical management and affordability of prescription medications and consumer health products, will become OptumRx. The three companies will continue to operate under the leadership, respectively, of Dawn Owens, CEO of OptumHealth, Andy Slavitt, CEO of OptumInsight, and Jacqueline Kosecoff, CEO of OptumRx. Migration to the new brands is expected to take place over the next 12 months.

The Optum businesses serve care providers, including 250,000 professionals or groups and 6,200 hospital facilities; more than 270 state and federal government agencies; over 2,000 independent health plans; two of every five FORTUNE 500 employers; 2,200 global life sciences companies; and one in every five U.S. consumers. Together, these businesses help organizations address significant challenges such as improving clinical performance, implementing new models for care delivery and reimbursement, complying with new regulations, and reducing administrative and financial burdens. Optum’s deep understanding of the needs of the multiple participants across the health ecosystem enables it to deliver collaborative solutions that provide the insights and care to help build sustainable health communities.

About Optum
Optum is an information and technology-enabled health services business platform serving the broad health care marketplace, including care providers, plan sponsors, life sciences companies and consumers. Its business units – OptumInsight, OptumHealth and OptumRx – employ more than 30,000 people worldwide.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.

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