Retired army lieutenant joins Optum to lead military, veteran health effort

Optum, a health IT and services business of UnitedHealth Group, tapped retired Army Lt. Gen. Patty Horoho, MSN, to lead its efforts to support the health of active military service members and veterans.

Ms. Horoho was the first woman and first nurse to serve as Army Surgeon General. She also commanded the U.S. Army Medical Command, an integrated healthcare organization that provides services to 3.9 million active and retired military personnel and their families.

Ms. Horoho will align Optum's health IT, operations and data analytics capabilities to develop products that support the health needs of military personnel, veterans and their families.

"Supporting the health and wellbeing of our nation's veterans and active duty service members is critically important," Ms. Horoho said. "I am excited to join the Optum team because it has the commitment, experience and proven capabilities to fundamentally improve the way health services are delivered in the military and veterans' health systems."

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