Getting Healthcare Right

The Future of Health Care

These posts highlight what’s new and exciting in medical research, facilities, treatment, and education — including innovations at Allegheny Health Network. Get a new perspective on health care issues from influential thinkers, national experts, and Highmark Health leaders.

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Posted June 11, 2019
Deborah L. Rice-Johnson, president, Highmark Inc.
Highmark Inc.’s president explains how partnerships that put the customer at the center are driving improvements. Read More
Posted June 3, 2019
Dr. Tony Farah, Highmark Health executive vice president, chief medical and clinical transformation officer.
The leader of Highmark Health’s Clinical Transformation Office oversees a revolution in patient-centered, value-based care. Read More
Posted May 17, 2019
Dr. Alexander Kirichenko, AHN radiation oncologist
Dr. Kirichenko spends most of his day treating cancer, then, in his spare time, he runs a website to help people prevent it. Read More
Posted April 26, 2019
Dr. Allan Klapper, chair of the AHN Women and Children Institute, and president of AHN Wexford Hospital.
The leader of AHN Women and Children Institute, and AHN Wexford Hospital, shares insights on building better health care. Read More
Posted April 17, 2019
Illustration of cells with membranes around them
Mike Passineau works the problem of getting new DNA across “the seven longest nanometers in nature” — the cell membrane. Read More
Posted April 3, 2019
Stethoscope next to block letters spelling out "blood transfusion"
There’s more to “bloodless medicine” than you might think — we found just the right trauma surgeon to deepen our knowledge. Read More
Posted February 12, 2019
AHN’s Autoimmunity Institute fulfilled a vision for this long-time leader in advancing autoimmune disease research and care. Read More

The Future’s Here

From the innovative Highmark Cancer Collaborative to groundbreaking work by Allegheny Health Network doctors to the policy decisions that will shape tomorrow’s care and coverage, we regularly publish posts on the Highmark Health blog about what our affiliated businesses are doing to create a healthier future. You can find all of our “future-focused” posts by visiting The Future of Health Care category page.

For a broader, industry-wide look at the future of health care, check out our dynamically updating, curated Links to the Future page, where we share some of the most interesting articles we come across on medical technology, promising new treatments, innovative health programs, and industry trends.

The path to a healthier future depends on “getting health care right” in the work we do every day. You can read about our efforts to do that in the Highmark Health online annual report.

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