Navigation Links
OptumHealth Launches, Consumer-Focused Health and Wellness Information Web Site

Built upon its expertise in serving 60 million Americans, OptumHealth developed to provide individuals seeking health and wellness information online with free access to clinically reviewed, easy-to-understand and actionable content, tools and resources.

Golden Valley, MN (PRWeb) December 3, 2008 -- OptumHealth Inc., the health and wellness business of UnitedHealth Group, announced the launch of, a free consumer health and wellness Web site designed to assist the 76 million Internet consumers who look for health information online each month (1).

"We are taking the unparalleled expertise we have in providing health and wellness services to 60 million Americans and putting it online. This is a first in our industry," said Scott Heimes, senior vice president of OptumHealth Consumer Solutions. " also is unique in that it delivers clinically reviewed, easy-to-understand, actionable information -- what you can do if you have a specific health-related symptom. And overall, the site reflects the best practices, clinical evidence and behavior change methodologies of OptumHealth's health and wellness management solutions."

While is a free, public Web site, it also serves as a template for private health portals and consumer tools, including wellness coaching programs and incentive and communications services. OptumHealth is the largest publisher of private health portals and interactive health management solutions in the United States, managing more than 1,000 private health portals for employers, health plans and public sector entities.

Much of the site features content that is produced by an editorial staff comprised of medical doctors, PhDs, registered dietitians and writers from a variety of well-respected health publications and Web sites. Topics focus on current health and wellness-oriented issues such as weight loss, nutrition, diabetes, parenting, women's health, men's health and seniors' health.

"Our content also is medically reviewed and vetted by clinicians through a strict process that includes a third-party medical advisory board, and follows leading evidence-based medicine guidelines," said Dr. Janet Bruno, medical director for OptumHealth Consumer Solutions, which operates "These guidelines ensure the content is gathered with scientific methods and used judiciously to present only the best evidence to people who may be making important health care decisions."

Additionally,'s wide range of content provides users access to the same high-quality medical information used by OptumHealth's care managers and wellness professionals, yet it is written in way that is easy for an average person to understand.

About OptumHealth

OptumHealth Inc. helps individuals navigate the health care system, finance their health care needs, and achieve their health and well-being goals. The company's personalized health advocacy and engagement programs tap a unique combination of capabilities that encompass care solutions, behavioral solutions, specialty benefits and financial services. Serving 60 million people, OptumHealth is one of the nation's largest health and wellness businesses, and is a UnitedHealth Group company. More information about OptumHealth can be found at

(1) Source: Nielsen//NetRatings, September 2008.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Providence Service Corporation and UnitedHealth Group Affiliate, OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions, Enter Into Strategic Relationship Agreement
2. HealthDay TV Launches
3. Zicam Launches "Cold & Flu Companion" Mobile Application
4. Pharmacy OneSource Launches SPEAK Initiative to Promote Medication Safety Awareness
5. In Recognition of WORLD AIDS DAY, Charlotte Bobcats Power Forward, Emeka Okafor, Launches Mobile Texting Campaign in Support of the One Million African Lives Initiative
6. Genstar Capital Launches New Senior Care Services Platform UniVita Health and Agrees to Acquire Outsourced Insurance Services Provider, Long Term Care Group
7. Grassrootshealth Launches D*action Community Project to Solve Vitamin D Deficiency Crisis
8. International Medical Corps Launches Online Catalog Offering Gifts That Save the Lives of Those in Need
9. ClutchWave LLC Launches Price Shopping For Supplements and Vitamins
10. Launches the First “External Prostate Massager” by Enviromax, a Sensational Way to Help Millions of Men Have Healthier Prostate Glands
11. Teen Pop Star, Chantel Chani Christie, Launches the Chani Girl Foundation to Bring Education/Awareness on HIV/AIDS
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
OptumHealth Launches, Consumer-Focused Health and Wellness Information Web Site
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader ... two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, ... Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. ... skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Any dentist who has made an implant supported denture ... of them do not even offer this as a viable ... costs involved. And those who ARE able to offer that ... cost that the majority of today,s patients would not be ... , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor of Implanova ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: