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 February 12, 2016
Stents have come a long way over the years, and the next advancement is being studied at Penn State Health St. Joseph. Read More
Posted January 19, 2016
A repurposed pill could have a dramatic impact on the treatment of type 2 diabetes and other conditions. Read More
Posted January 12, 2016
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A grant from Highmark helps a Pittsburgh university prepare its students for their futures in medicine. Read More
Posted January 7, 2016
Patients who’ve had heart attacks or other cardiac events will find team-based care in a unit designed to meet their needs. Read More
Posted December 22, 2015
Links To The Future
Our favorite recent glimpses into the future, including how chewing gum could be used to improve wearable fitness trackers. Read More
Posted December 6, 2015
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What forces shape our understanding and experience of health? Health Care Forum panelist Abigail Neely offers her insights. Read More
Posted November 25, 2015
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“The good guys and bad guys are the same guys,” says Dr. Walid Gellad in a Health Care Forum interview on prescription drugs. 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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