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 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
Posted February 4, 2019
Patricia Howard, senior vice president of Highmark’s Health Plan Operations (HPO).
SVP Patricia Howard and her Health Plan Operations team are getting health care right for millions of health plan members. Read More
Posted February 1, 2019
Dr. Benza (center), with Dr. Robert Franz from the Mayo Clinic (left) and Jessica Lazaar, a physician’s assistant, at the peak of Mt. Kiliminjaro.
One of the nation’s leading experts on pulmonary hypertension shares insights on diagnosis, treatment and research. Read More
Posted January 22, 2019
Freespira tablet and breathing device
Success stories like Jamie Kwolek’s led Highmark health plans to begin covering Freespira’s panic disorder treatment in 2018. Read More
Posted January 10, 2019
Doctor meeting two EMS workers as they take a patient out of an ambulance
Collaborating with AHN and Highmark, EMS providers are doing more than ever to deliver care to their communities. 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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