Panic Disorder Treatment Could be Breath of Fresh Air

December 11th, 2015

By Stacey Burlington, Philadelphia Inquirer

Highmark Health Pushes to Speed up Healthcare Tech Adoption

September 1st, 2015

In health­care, time is of the essence. According to Highmark Health, it currently takes 20 to 25 years to bring a new therapy to patients within a health­care system — a delay that is costly and unsus­tain­able.…

HealthcareDIVE

Highmark Empowers Provider-Payer Innovation in New VITAL Program

July 31st, 2015

(Page 5) Highmark Health in Pittsburgh has designed an inno­va­tion program called VITAL that will act as a test bed to increase use of FDA-​approved medical devices and treat­ments. These tech­nolo­gies may already be deployed in a patient popu­la­tion but are not yet covered by most commer­cial plans. VITAL bridges the gap by piloting these ideas and bringing about swifter reim­burse­ment deci­sions on their use by using both the provider and insurer sides of the inte­grated health care company, Highmark says.…

Health Plan Week

VITAL Link at Highmark

July 28th, 2015

Highmark Health has started a new program to intro­duce inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts to doctors and patients.…

Not Running a Hospital

Oh, The Medtechs and the Payers Can Be Friends!

July 13th, 2015

As someone who has worked in both the areas of medical tech­nology (“medtech”) and health insur­ance, here is one thing I know to be true: the people who lead these two health­care sectors rarely talk to one another except through clenched teeth. They talk ABOUT one another, usually lamenting how inca­pable the other group is of under­standing their needs or how insen­si­tive they are to each others’ busi­ness model imper­a­tives. But talk to each other or even collab­o­rate? You have got to be kidding. Friends? Never!.…

By Lisa Suennen, Venture Valkyrie

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Highmark Health Corporate Communications
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