UnitedHealth Group

COVID-19 Study Paves the Way for an Innovative Virtual Clinical Trial

Via UnitedHealth Group A study completed by UnitedHealth Group with the Yale School of Medicine found that older COVID-19 patients with hypertension taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors had a lower risk of COVID-19 hospitalization. A pragmatic clinical trial will be a critical next step. Methodology The study, which was recently submitted for peer-reviewed publication, analyzed […]

UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft Partner On Coronavirus ‘Return To Work’ Venture

Via Forbes “The protocol works like this: employees would download the ProtectWell app and answer a series of questions every day, UnitedHealth and Microsoft say. It also offers the ability of employers to include their own questions for workers.” “’They are then either cleared to go to work, so that all employees know their colleagues […]

UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8M in emergency child care benefits due to COVID-19. Here’s why

Via Fierce Healthcare “UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8 million through the program, accounting for 238,000 days of child care to date.” “Jaime Erickson, vice president of benefit administration and employee experience at UnitedHealth Group, told FierceHealthcare the organization previously offered child care and eldercare benefits to its employees. But the unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic meant […]

UnitedHealth Group Provides Over $1.5 Billion of Additional Support in Response to COVID-19 Challenges

Via UnitedHealth Group MINNETONKA, Minn. (May 7, 2020) – UnitedHealth Group [NYSE: UNH] is taking additional action to directly support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing over $1.5 billion of additional support for its customers. These measures build upon the company’s ongoing efforts to address COVID-19 challenges by expanding coverage, supporting the health […]

UnitedHealth Group Donates $5 Million to Support a Federal Program Developing Treatments for COVID-19

UnitedHealth Group is donating $5 million to support a federally sponsored program seeking to accelerate and expand the availability of investigational convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients nationwide. The initiative, led by Mayo Clinic, coordinates efforts to collect blood plasma from donors who have recovered from COVID-19 and distribute the plasma to hospitalized patients with […]

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Polyester Swabs and Saline Transportation for COVID-19 Testing, Improving Testing Efficiency and Flexibility, and Protecting Health Care Workers

Via UHG A study led by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Research & Development and The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, revealed alternative swab materials and commonly available saline are effective for COVID-19 testing, providing more options for sample collection. These new findings, in conjunction with nasal sampling, allow for greater flexibility in obtaining samples, reduce […]

UnitedHealth Group Accelerates Nearly $2 Billion in Payments and Support to Health Care Providers to Help with COVID-19 Financial Challenges

Via UHG UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), through UnitedHealthcare and Optum, has announced it is taking steps immediately to accelerate payments and other financial support to health care providers in the U.S. to help address the short-term financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 emergency. “We are grateful to the health care providers and their teams who […]

UnitedHealth Group Leads Meal-Prep Effort For Twin Cities Residents in Need

Thousands of Twin Cities families will have access to free, healthy food, as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) leads an effort to create and provide 21,000 meals each week, for the next eight-plus weeks. The plan comes as nonprofits report massive increases in the number of families needing help in accessing food. UnitedHealth Group leaders devised […]

UnitedHealth Group pledges $50 million in COVID-19 support

Via Star Tribune UnitedHealth Group said it will provide $50 million to support groups most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minnetonka-based health care company said it would work with national and local partners to invest about $30 million to protect and support health care workers. See the rest of the story from the Star […]

UnitedHealth Group To Roll Out Coronavirus Test To 46,000 Doctors

Via Forbes “A study funded by UnitedHealth Group earlier this week shows people can self-administer a diagnostic test with a much smaller swab, a process that should save potentially thousands of clinicians from being exposed to the virus while at the same time making the testing simpler.” “Researchers say such a self-administered process eliminates the need […]

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