A California federal jury determined that UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary OptumInsight infringed Cave Consulting Group’s patent for measuring physician efficiency by operating and licensing its Impact Intelligence software, a competing solution for developing physician efficiency scores.
“The jury found that OptumInsight’s Impact Intelligence software infringed because it uses, among other things, a pre-defined set of medical conditions to evaluate each specialty type,” “Despite the federal jury verdict,
"OptumInsight continues to offer Impact Intelligence to health plans, health systems and others,” explained Dr. Cave. To prevent this Cave recently filed for a permanent federal injunction against OptumInsight. If granted, the permanent injunction will prevent OptumInsight from offering its competing Impact Intelligence software in the marketplace.