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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 December 22, 2016
Doctors and health professionals discussing treatment plan
We’re all here to help patients — so we should all work together and share information to achieve that goal. Read More
Posted October 21, 2016
Jeff Soffen standing behind podium
Jeff Soffen discusses how Highmark and Quartet are partnering to better integrate behavioral health in the care experience. Read More
Posted October 11, 2016
Jenny Sabol and Jon Mertz holding up "What Is Your HIT Mission" signs
Eat right, exercise regularly, and optimize your information technology and systems. Welcome to the world of health IT. Read More
Posted October 9, 2016
Dr. David M. Lasorda bio photo
Dr. David M. Lasorda explains how new, noninvasive procedures can repair and replace weakened heart valves with less risk. Read More
Posted September 16, 2016
Cancer-fighting nanorobots are only one of the amazing advances in this collection of articles on the future of health care. Read More
Posted August 9, 2016
Dr. Virginia Calega
The old system is broken. Dr. Virginia Calega talks about the Highmark Cancer Collaborative’s new approach to health care. Read More
Posted July 30, 2016
Caduceus in shopping cart
“Health care consumerism” can take many forms — but our Highmark health plan expert says the key to all of them is choice. Read More

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