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Dignity Health, Optum launch joint venture to simplify patient billing
San Francisco Business Times

Dignity Health, which operates dozens of hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada, and giant tech vendor Optum have formed a joint venture to simplify vexing complexities in the realm of hospital billing and cost transparency. Dignity, based in San Francisco, will be the new venture’s first client, officials said Monday. Optum is a health care IT and technology unit of giant UnitedHealthcare. Both are units of Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH).

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