Perspective: Optum Executive Forum 2015 — A Provider, Payer, Employer, Government, and Pharma Gathering
This IDC Health Insights Perspective discusses Optum's Executive Forum event, held in Washington, D.C., on August 18 and 19, 2015. While past Optum Executive Forum events have targeted individual customer segments, such as payers, providers, and pharma customers, with individual events, the 2015 first-of-its-kind combined Forum event allowed a deeper dialog between industry segments, quite relevant at a time when accountable care is increasingly driving collaboration and blurring established industry boundaries. This Optum Executive Forum represented a gathering of Optum customers and partners; IDC was the exclusive analyst firm in attendance, and no other press or analysts were present to our knowledge. Outside speakers offered high-level perspective and included former CMS Administrator and new President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Marilyn Tavenner, Retired General and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and Dr. Atul Gawande. In addition, Optum's senior management and industry subject matter experts were on hand to discuss Optum's strategy and approaches for customers, and many customers themselves presented on use cases and results seen from the Optum products.Please Note: Extended description available upon request.