Optum's nomination

Mark Ungvarsky, CPHIT, Administrator, Payer and Provider Informatics, Populytics, Inc., accepted the nomination for Optum Analytics’ Transformation in Health Care Customer Award on behalf of Brian Nester, MD, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) at Optum’s Forum 2016. Recognized as a pioneer in the use of predictive modeling, LVHN uses informatics and analytics, provided by partner Populytics, Inc., to merge LVHN’s clinical data and claims data in a powerful analysis of its practices and costs. Clinical initiatives have been identified, including high-risk patients, gaps in care and varied opportunities for improved value that have saved the health care organization more than $6 million in a one-year period. The award recognizes the two organizations for showing how data and a forward-looking philosophy can improve the delivery of health care.