UnitedHealth Group Diabetes Expert to Discuss Latest Innovations in Diabetes Care at ADA Annual Scientific Conference

  • Dr. Deenen Vojta is featured speaker at special symposium
  • Will discuss implications of U.S. health care reform on diabetes prevention and care

MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deneen Vojta, M.D., senior vice president of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform & Modernization, will address health care providers, administrators and researchers at the American Diabetes Association’s 70th Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 25-29.

Dr. Vojta will speak at a special symposium titled “The Implications of U.S. Health Care Reform on the Care and Prevention of Diabetes.” In the context of the recent passage of U.S. health reform legislation, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is highlighting the symposium on the opening night (June 25) of the conference. The ADA anticipates that 2,000 or more people will attend this session.

Dr. Vojta’s presentation, “U.S. Health Reform and the Coverage, Payment, and Delivery of Services for Diabetes Care and Prevention: Implications and Opportunities,” will discuss how health plans have an opportunity to play a transformative role in building a more sustainable health care future by becoming health care system “animators.” This approach includes:

  • playing a greater role in prevention;
  • supporting and accelerating innovation;
  • focusing on improving care quality and health outcomes;
  • emphasizing efficiency;
  • partnering with others to bring good ideas to scale.

Dr. Vojta will showcase the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, UnitedHealth Group’s recently unveiled innovative partnership with YMCA of the USA and retail pharmacies starting with Walgreens. The Alliance is anchored by two programs – one focused on diabetes prevention, the other on diabetes control – based on clinically proven interventions and pilot initiatives. The Alliance marks the first time in the United States that a health plan is paying for evidence-based diabetes prevention and control programs.

Dr. Vojta is a member of UnitedHealth Group’s leadership group and supports the development of innovative new solutions to the health care challenges facing the nation. She previously served as vice president of Research and Innovation for UnitedHealthcare. Under her leadership, UnitedHealthcare forged practical and sustainable solutions for issues confronting the health care system including payment reform and chronic care delivery – most notably introducing a Diabetes Health Plan to the commercial marketplace.

Before joining UnitedHealthcare, Dr. Vojta served as CEO of MYnetico, a company she founded to focus on the nation’s child obesity epidemic. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and was listed among the “Top 40 under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2003.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (www.unitedhealthgroup.com) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of health benefit programs through UnitedHealthcare, Ovations and AmeriChoice, and health services through Ingenix, OptumHealth and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves 75 million people worldwide.

Note to reporters/editors: “The Implications of U.S. Health Care Reform on the Care and Prevention of Diabetes” symposium will be held on Friday, June 25, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center (West Building), Orlando, Fla.


Tyler Mason
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