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Mayo, Optum to share huge data sources for healthcare research
Modern Healthcare

The Mayo Clinic announced it will collaborate with Optum, the data analytics arm of health insurance holding company UnitedHealth Group, in the launch of Optum Labs. The healthcare research center in Cambridge, Mass., will marry clinical information, provided by Mayo’s electronic health-record system, with claims information from Optum. Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy called the collaboration the “largest effort of this type in the country,” adding that the combination of the two organization’s data could help in determining what treatments yield the best value through analysis of both clinical outcomes and cost.