OptumHealth Education

6300 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55427
Heidi Svendsen, Vice President, Clinical Programs

Business model: Education Only
Capabilities: Global
Type of firewall: Separate companies/divisions
Tax status: For Profit
Year founded: 1996
Parent/sibling company: OptumHealth
Alliances or strategic partnerships: American College of Cardiology, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Center for Accredited Healthcare Education, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan College of Medicine, and University of Pennsylvania
CME advisory board: Yes
Joint-sponsor programs: Yes
Co-sponsor programs: Yes
ACCME-accredited: Yes
Credit provided for: Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, psychologists
Majority of company funding from: industry
Number of employees: 10
Number of licensed healthcare professionals on staff: 3
Education format: CME activities using multiple formats, such as live meetings (national, regional, local), live simulcasts (satellite, Internet, telephone), and enduring and Web-based activities.
Primary activities: Comprehensive needs assessment using de-identified claims data, educational design, implementation of activity and outcomes measurement
Clients / Grantors: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly
Area of therapeutic expertise/specialty: Cardiology, infectious disease, transplantation, oncology, internal medicine, neurology, CKD, infertility, neonatology, pain management, and psychiatry
Member of: NAMEC