Our Mission

The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care is dedicated to advancing the highest principles of health care through its affiliations with high-value partners who are innovative collaborators. To that end, we strive for the highest values in our organization.


The mission of the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care is to advance U.S. health care policy and practice through the development and dissemination of innovative service delivery and payment models that support value-driven health care.

The Triple Aim: Improved outcomes by facilitating more coordinated care, lowered costs by aligning incentives across the payer-provider system, and an enhanced patient experience by engaging patients in their care.
coordinated care, lower costs, and enhanced patient experience; click for larger image

Our vision is to establish the UPMC integrated health enterprise as a valued partner in national, state, and local efforts to improve health care quality and efficiency as well as the overall health of our population.

The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care:

  • Leverages the UPMC payer-provider laboratory to design, implement, and test models of care that support the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of improving health outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing the patient experience.
  • Builds and strengthens collaborations across UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh, and other academic and community partners.
  • Places emphasis on incorporating input from key health care stakeholders to ensure the real-world applicability of our work.
  • Makes use of advanced data collection and analysis and predictive modeling capabilities within UPMC Insurance Services Division to inspire, inform, and evaluate model design.
  • Ensures the rapid translation of research into practice through an active agenda of publication, presentation, and professional networking.
How to position UPMC as a recognized leader in health care reform; click for larger image



UPMC Center for
High-Value Health Care

UPMC is a global health enterprise and one of the nation's largest integrated health care delivery and financing systems. The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care translates the work of this unique payer-provider laboratory into evidence-based practice and policy change for improving health care quality and efficiency. Many Center activities are supported through grants and contracts and conducted in partnership with community organizations and government agencies.



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Improving Health and Health Care through Stakeholder Collaboration

UPMC and its Insurance Services Division recognize the value of collaboration in achieving an equitable, high-quality, and efficient health care system that meets the needs of diverse populations. We invite all interested stakeholders to join in this effort.


UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care is proud to be a member of the Accountable Care Organization Learning Network, a group that helps organizations successfully implement accountable care.