Breaking through the barriers to better care delivery.

VITAL gives you the opportunity to help make the latest medical solutions more widely available, improve patient experiences, and lower costs.

Ways for a clinician to engage with VITAL

If you are an Allegheny Health Network or affil­i­ated inde­pen­dent clin­i­cian, you can join VITAL in its effort to trans­form health care.

Achieve thought lead­er­ship recog­ni­tion for guiding new solu­tions adop­tion

Fast-​track solu­tions for adop­tion

Guide appli­ca­tion review, test design, and program direc­tion

Guide clin­ical capa­bil­i­ties devel­op­ment

Serve as clin­ical lead for VITAL test-​and-​learn project

Do you already have a tech­nology company you would like to refer and act as clin­ical lead for in the VITAL test process?

  • Achieve thought leadership recognition for guiding new solutions adoption
  • Fast-track solutions for adoption
  • Guide application review, test design, and program direction
  • Guide clinical capabilities development
  • Serve as clinical lead for VITAL test-and-learn project

Do you want register to be noti­fied of future test oppor­tu­ni­ties?

  • Achieve thought leadership recognition for guiding new solutions adoption
  • Fast-track solutions for adoption
  • Guide application review, test design, and program direction
  • Guide clinical capabilities development

Do you want to serve as a VITAL advi­sory board reviewer or design partner?

  • Achieve thought leadership recognition for guiding new solutions adoption
  • Fast-track solutions for adoption

Process & Offerings

1

Solutions discovery

Tell us about your product or idea. Submit a summary of your project via email, including a problem description, value proposition, proposed solution, timeline, and budget.

  • Commercially avail­able, high-​potential solu­tions with funding for testing undergo eval­u­a­tion review for accep­tance in the VITAL program.
  • Solutions under eval­u­a­tion are scored with viability, feasi­bility, and desir­ability ratings.
  • Evaluation starts with sizing the popu­la­tion affected and modeling the solu­tion impacts for targeted patients across the health system and health plans. 
  • Each test project is led by a lead clin­i­cian sponsor.

Accepted to proceed

2

Test design

Companies accepted into the VITAL process will work closely with us to design the test process, while VITAL performs a rigorous opportunity assessment.

  • The VITAL team and clin­ical leaders prepare the test design and execute the test-​and-​learn in real-​world deploy­ment.
  • Allegheny Health Network’s research insti­tute and provider system collab­o­rate on the test design.
  • Test design includes devel­oping a statis­tical analysis plan and imple­men­ta­tion play­book.
  • Periodic reporting and meet­ings to review progress are built in to the testing process.

Board approves test

3

Evidence delivery

VITAL orchestrates testing and delivers comprehensive clinical, cost, and experience data.

  • Measure key perfor­mance indi­ca­tors and outcomes.
  • Generate clin­ical, cost, and patient expe­ri­ence evidence. 
  • Verified learn­ings are then utilized to influ­ence new stan­dards of care, accel­erate provider adop­tion, and advance care trans­for­ma­tion.

Testimonials

Torax Medical and physi­cian thought leaders have collab­o­rated … building a strong scien­tific foun­da­tion of evidence to support the safety and effi­cacy of the LINX proce­dure. GERD patients who do not respond to medical ther­a­pies can create a tremen­dous cost burden on a health care system and are often at higher risks for compli­ca­tions resulting from not fully treating their disease.”

Todd Berg

President and CEO of Torax Medical

We are very excited to see such lasting results from a 1-​month, drug-​free treat­ment that can dramat­i­cally improve the quality of life for our patients and reduce total medical costs. It was also very promising to see high ther­a­pist and patient satis­fac­tion and 85 percent patient adher­ence, confirming that using Freespira® as a first line treat­ment for panic disorder and panic attacks makes good sense clin­i­cally and finan­cially.”

Anthony P. Mannarino

PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital

In the begin­ning, when I heard about HeartFlow®, I wanted to talk to my divi­sion chief, Dr. Srinivas Murali, about exploring it. But then I heard that Highmark Health and VITAL were already talking to HeartFlow®, which is a company from California. They needed a physi­cian cham­pion to put HeartFlow® to the test, and I expressed interest.”

Monreal Shah

Co-director of Cardiovascular MRI, Allegheny Health Network