November 11, 2008
Ingenix Announces Creation of Ingenix Consulting, a Global Health Care Consulting Organization
Ingenix, a leading health information, technology and consulting services company, today announced it is uniting its health care and human services consulting businesses, including Reden & Anders and Healthia Consulting, to create a new organization and brand, Ingenix Consulting. This global organization is dedicated to helping payers, physicians and hospitals, employers, state and federal government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies solve the most complex challenges facing their businesses.
"We are in the business of helping health care organizations across the industry achieve real results in challenging times," said Andy Slavitt, CEO of Ingenix. "Our independence, expertise and resources help clients with their critical issues: demonstrating quality and value in the face of constant pressure on costs and rapidly evolving policy."
With an exclusive health care focus, Ingenix Consulting brings together unique capabilities to serve its clients. The firm employs more than 1,000 associates worldwide including medical professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, policy experts, data analysts, actuaries, health economists and management consultants. These diverse experts have access to Ingenix's patented analytical tools and methodologies and one of the largest medical, pharmaceutical and laboratory data repositories.
Some of the well-recognized areas where Ingenix Consulting has expertise are:
-Actuarial and financial management
-Electronic medical records (EMRs)
-Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage program development
-Public policy research and evaluation
-Data warehousing and decision support
-Health care quality measurement
-Clinical engagement and improvement
-Transaction efficiency, coding, privacy and security
-Health outcomes and safety evaluation
-Implementation and integration services
Ingenix Consulting clients include more than 300 national, regional and Medicaid/Medicare health plans; over 100 federal and state agencies, associations and foundations; over 100 Fortune 500 employers; and more than 50 health care delivery systems.
"Ingenix Consulting is helping clients modernize the exchange of secure health information, improve patient safety and health quality outcomes, comply with regulatory guidelines, find operational efficiencies and contain rising medical costs," commented Ted Chien, CEO of Ingenix Consulting.
For more information on Ingenix Consulting, visit http://www.ingenixconsulting.com.
Ingenix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), transforms organizations and improves health care through information and technology. Organizations rely on its innovative products, services and consulting to improve the delivery and operations of their business. More information about Ingenix can be obtained at http://www.ingenix.com.
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