How our mission shows up in the everyday work of our technology employees

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How our mission shows up in the everyday work of our technology employees

Thursday, August 9, 2018

UnitedHealth Group’s mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. A simple, but very powerful statement drives this enterprise.


  • The ability to influence how health care services are delivered to a patient
  • Walking into any hospital in the world without carrying your previous report or case history
  • The power to deliver doctor’s care to influence lifestyle changes that makes the world healthier
  • Guess what, the power UnitedHealth Group has as an enterprise is unparalleled. A lot of these I mentioned above are already a reality and we are continuously making it better.

    Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. It is simple and yet far reaching.

    As a technology professional at UnitedHealth Group you could be working on databases or working in some of these key roles. How could you possibly help people live healthier lives? Some of these answers could be life changing:

  • As a database specialist, you have the power to normalize the data. When you make the queries efficient, you help doctors diagnose a patient’s condition faster.
  • As a Java coder, you could be working on applications that make health care processes more efficient, error free, secure and faster.
  • As a reporting analyst, you could be analyzing the prevailing conditions in a county, district or a state and help experts derive preventive care.
  • As an architect, you could be working on the different ways to deliver health care systems.
  • As a security specialist, you could be protecting the data, infrastructure and the applications we use to run the health care systems.
  • As a functional or performance tester, you could be heavily engaged in ensuring the correctness and the speed at which we need to make the health care systems work for our customers.
  • The opportunities here are endless, you just need to think differently and think big. Everything you do at Optum and UnitedHealth Group will make the health care system work better for everyone. A time will come when you’ll see these efficient health care systems in a country you live in. Join us for that journey.



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