Optum`s LHI Awarded Reserve Health Readiness Contract by U.S. Department of Defense

Fri Feb 8, 2013 9:20pm EST

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(Business Wire)--
Optum`s Logistics Health Inc. (LHI) has been awarded a U.S. Department of
Defense contract to serve the health needs of members of the U.S. Armed Forces
through the Reserve Health Readiness Program. LHI has supported the Reserve
Health Readiness Program in this capacity since 2001, and in 2012 provided more
than 1.5 million services to Armed Forces members and their families. 

The Reserve Health Readiness Program is a Department of Defense program managed
by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health
Protection and Readiness. Through its work, LHI helps to ensure Armed Forces
members are medically ready for deployment, and meets the health needs of
Military members before, during and after deployment through its network of more
than 25,000 care providers. 

"It has been a deep honor for our people to serve the health needs of the brave
men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and with this award we are grateful that
we will be able to continue delivering on our commitment to them," said Larry
Renfro, CEO of Optum. 

About LHI

Founded in 1999, Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI) provides cost-effective,
innovative health care management to government and commercial organizations.
LHI`s experts provide customized health care solutions supported by a national
network of more than 25,000 medical and dental providers. LHI designs,
implements and manages occupational health and wellness programs, medical and
dental readiness services, and secure data management for the Department of
Defense (DoD), as well as a number of commercial clients. 

About Optum

Optum (www.optum.com) is a leading information and technology-enabled health
services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for
everyone. Optum comprises three companies - OptumHealth, OptumInsight and
OptumRx - representing more than 35,000 employees worldwide who collaborate to
deliver integrated, intelligent solutions that work to modernize the health
system and improve overall population health. 

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