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Together for better health

A national blended health organization

As a national blended health organization, Highmark Health brings together a diverse portfolio of businesses to serve our customers and communities, maintain financial strength and stability, and advance our ambitious Living Health strategy.

Through award-winning transformation efforts, we have created a highly collaborative and innovative workplace. That is especially important in our blended payer-provider environment, which allows us to leverage data-sharing, analytics, insights, and test-and-learn activities that would be impossible for standalone systems or point solution providers.

As successful as our internal approach has been, however, we recognize that no organization can transform the health industry alone. So our blended approach also extends to a wide range of collaborations, partnerships, and affiliations with other organizations that share our values.

Deep payer-provider and industry partnerships

In addition to a history of growth through affiliation with other Blues plans, and participation in industry-leading entities like CivicaScript and Evio, Highmark Health actively cultivates deep payer-provider partnerships, including joint ventures with Penn State Health, ChristianaCare, Geisinger, and Contessa, and value-based collaborations with numerous other systems.

Combining the scale of one of the nation's largest Blue Cross Blue Shield licensees with the clinical expertise of these providers not only ensures access to quality, affordable care, it also drives our Living Health goal of redesigning care delivery to build a more holistic, integrated health ecosystem. As with our fully owned health system, our provider partnerships leverage shared data, analytics, and incentives to better achieve the Quadruple Aim — improving patient experience, clinician experience, and health outcomes, while reducing costs.

Blending industry expertise with innovative technology

Highmark Health collaborates with innovative technology partners to improve all parts of our health ecosystem. Our long-term partnerships with Google Cloud and Verily to create Living Health's integrated platform and digital health solutions create an unmatched trifecta of expertise: health, coverage, and care; interoperable technology and data security; advanced analytics and artificial intelligence.

While many others are also investing in digital health, one distinguishing quality of our blended health approach is that we are leveraging expertise across the entire health experience, including strong clinician leadership and participation. Our blended health collaborations with provider systems also give us exceptional test-and-learn environments to innovate and solve industry problems at scale.

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What is blended health?

Through our unique blended health approach, we’ve created something new. Something streamlined. And strong. And inseparable. Something much more than the sum of our parts.

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Blended Health — At Work

Learn how Highmark Health and Penn State Health are working together with Contessa to advance home-based care.

Learn how Highmark Health and Penn State Health are working together with Contessa to advance home-based care.

Listen to insights on the future of health care in this podcast with Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg and Dr. Vivian Lee, president of Verily Health.

Listen to insights on the future of health care in this podcast with Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg and Dr. Vivian Lee, president of Verily Health.

Read about the joint venture between Highmark Health and ChristianaCare.

Read about the joint venture between Highmark Health and ChristianaCare.

Learn about the opening of a new hospital as part of the joint venture between Highmark Health and Geisinger.

Learn about the opening of a new hospital as part of the joint venture between Highmark Health and Geisinger.

See the latest articles involving Highmark Health’s integrated care delivery network in Highmark Health Digital Magazine.

See the latest articles involving Highmark Health’s integrated care delivery network in Highmark Health Digital Magazine.

Read about all of Highmark Health’s affiliates and subsidiaries in our annual report.

Read about all of Highmark Health’s affiliates and subsidiaries in our annual report.