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UnitedHealth Group appoints EVP to lead health system reform efforts

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 2, 2009

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Simon Stevens, former head of UnitedHealth Group's senior products division Ovations, is now heading the health insurance giant's health system reform "engagement."

According to a January announcement from Minnetonka, Minn.-based United, Stevens now will serve as executive vice president and also will oversee the company's efforts to expand internationally.

Stevens had been chief executive officer of Ovations since 2006.

As part of his new position, he will "establish and direct a UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform," a news release from United said.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/02/02/bibf0202.htm.

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