Optumlabs

Overview

  • UCOP and OptumLabs are partnering and providing access to the OptumLabs Data Warehouse (OLDW).
  • The OLDW contains a rich dataset of 160 million de-identified records.
  • Access to the datasets can be achieved through the annual call for proposals to receive one of seven funded “research credits” or via funded research projects.
  • For more information visit the UC Health-OptumLabs microsite.
  • Sarah Thayer and Rick Little are the OptumLabs contacts for the UC system.

OptumLabs and UC Health

The University of California and UnitedHealth Group have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate and work strategically to improve healthcare. One aspect of the strategic relationship is the research collaboration with OptumLabs, a data-driven research and discovery center, with a focus on working with OptumLabs data sets, analytical tools and collaborations to advance clinical research and translation.

OptumLabs Data Warehouse (OLDW)

OptumLabs is an open, collaborative center for research and innovation focused on improving patient care and value. Their comprehensive real-world data with over 160 million de-identified lives across claims and clinical information contains a rich, linked dataset which can be used to conduct broad or narrow investigations on populations and unique subsets within them.

UC Health-OptumLabs microsite

Dedicated to the OptumLabs relationship, the UC Health-OptumLabs microsite has key information about OptumLabs and the process by which the UC community can engage with them for research, grant opportunities, collaboration forums and innovation. The site contains valuable information, including FAQs, fee schedule and detailed data documentation and presentations on the data warehouse assets.

Use the request link to subscribe to the UC Health-OptumLabs listserv and receive communications about upcoming opportunities and events such as grants or projects calling for collaboration with other OptumLabs partners.

Conducting Research in the OLDW

  • UCOP and OptumLabs are partnering and providing access to the OptumLabs Data Warehouse (OLDW).
  • The OLDW contains a rich dataset of 160 million de-identified records.
  • Access to the datasets can be achieved through the annual call for proposals to receive one of seven funded “research credits” or via funded research projects.
  • For more information visit the UC Health-OptumLabs microsite.
  • Sarah Thayer and Rick Little are the OptumLabs contacts for the UC system.

For More Information

Research / Data: Contact Sarah Thayer, PhD, Director of Research at OptumLabs. Sarah has 10+ years’ experience leading studies using OptumLabs’ data assets for health services research.

Partnership / Operations: Contact Rick Little, Partner Relationship Executive for OptumLabs. Rick has over 20 years of experience collaborating with academic medical centers across the country, ensuring successful adoption of emerging healthcare technologies.

Sarah and Rick are based in San Francisco and are part of the core team at OptumLabs that supports the UC partnership.