The United Healthcare Organization is a not-for-profit association, which is operational since as early as 1977, Dr. Paul Ellwood and Richard Burke are the founders of the organization. In the year 1960, the organization is named the Health Maintenance Organization when its name is changed to HealthCare Corporation. When the company was formed, its primary agenda was to assist people in spending their life healthier and make creative ideas for superior health care services. The Company’s business was centered on the usage of the acclaimed medical practice in the healthcare sector and the usage of managing skills in the enhanced service providers to the patients and also firming up the healthcare sector. At the start of the 1990s, the company developed and registered many new members (UnitedHealth group, 2014, p.3)
The United-Healthcare and its sister company Optum are assisting around 100 million individuals all over the world and have 160,000 employees in the United States and also serve in more than 100 nations (Strang 1997, p.166). Ever since the company starts operational, it has made big progress and has expanded its services. The Company now has many healthcare-based groups and companies like Optum, United Health Foundation, and United Healthcare Children Foundation. To rise healthcare-based service suppliers, the company has set up several nursing schools to deliver nursing training to scholars so that it could rise the number of healthcare-based service suppliers. Park Lane Elementary School is one of the schools in Philadelphia. The facilities that the company is offering has significantly modern to the novel medical-based service delivery
The practice of online mediums in making its development and growth has proven to be very operative. The practice of online management systems has further led to providing excellent services to the patients for their ease. The patients could also receive advisory services on their online platforms
The Company is managed with great excellence with offices all over the United States and with distinct administrators. The Company has a headquarters in Minnesota, and the office of the company’s president is also in Minnesota. All the other branches and administrators all over the United States report to the Head office (Strang, 1997).
As said before, it is a non-profit organization, which mainly runs on the contribution of its members and donor funding. The funds are also gathered from the membership contribution fee with the help of a healthcare insurance structure in which all the members are charged. It is gathered from several branches and after that its use is brought about at the headquarters in Minnesota. From there, any funds that are essential for expenses is being sent to the particular branch once It got an endorsement by the essential budgetary authorities (United Health Group, 2014, p. 6-7).
The whole company is completely running from donor funding and charities from the native communities in the United States. The employers of the staff workers are from nurses to doctors, clinicians and surgeons. The health care branches are situated in all the states of America. The workers work hard to make sure that proper and excellent service are provided to all the patients.
Spetz et al. (2013) have said that United Health’s Groups Center for Nursing-Advancement is inspiring nurse physicians to involve in higher qualified programs so that they could practice with complete ability. A report prepared by the center acknowledged that nurse doctors are working in retail hospitals and have more possibilities to provide excellent services to patients. The research has further suggested the possibility of practice by highly skilled and qualified nurses must go much higher than it is at present. The Health-Group has made numerous studies in the healthcare sector in the United States, which assist in equipping the nurses with the needed skills and knowledge that they are required to deal with patients. The organization had further organized many nurse-training sessions wherein the nurses are provided with training on the latest developments in the field of healthcare. Although these forums, the nurses would be capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge that assist them in improving their knowledge and abilities in the healthcare sector.
Advancements in Patient Satisfaction and Service Provision
Today’s World is moving to a period where individuals could have access to the services at the ease of their houses without any hurdles or work. In 2011, one of the subdivisions of the United Health named “Center for Health Reform & Modernization” in partnership with the YMCA introduced a new program with the name “the JOIN for ME Initiative.” This program was aimed to involve young and overweight children that lie from the age of 6 to 17 in a proof-based platform to accomplish a healthier weight by reducing the calories and with the help of computer and TV time screens. The program was also designed to inspire sufficient sleep and bodily and physical activities as one of the approaches to lessening weight. In that year, the organization similarly developed hi-tech and less costly hearing instruments that could help 36 million people in the United States with hearing loss. The program has further included new experiments and testing to recognize those who had made hearing problems (United Health Group, 2014).
In 2012, the company introduced the My Healthcare-Cost-Estimator program, which is an online resource that delivers a complete study of prices of more than 116 sicknesses and diseases and provides price comparisons from numerous health care service providers. This assists the people in taking wise decisions on their health care costs which is based on the health cost estimator program.
In the year 2013, the Company introduced Easy Book, which is an online healthcare shopping service in which clients can make a meeting online and pay the amount for quality healthcare, frequently at a reduced price. In 2013, Optum in partnership with the United Healthcare group launched the DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program). The program was launched all over the United States inspiring a change of lifestyle as a method to deal with diabetes-based problems and also helping millions of people in the United States in a very convenient way. Furthermore, they introduced the Optum 360, the latest approach to simplify the patient billing method and improve the transparency in the price of health care to the patients by the many health care providers. The organization also includes a method, which improves enlightened delivery revenue-based management, and the medical record certification facilities to the big hospitals and health care systems.
The Company has introduced Optum One, which is a calculating tool that assists skilled healthcare suppliers to engage with the patients and organize patient-care-based services, and improve health results. Health care providers could examine and takes firm actions on the outcomes that are obtained from Optum One.
United Healthcare is an energetic healthcare organization in the United States whose service facility is designed to adequate and please their clients. With the technological advancements in the organization, discoveries would see it over its nonstop development and endurance in the next ten years.
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