Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Establish the UPMC integrated delivery and finance system as a valued partner in national, state, and local efforts to improve health care quality and efficiency as well as the overall health of the populations we serve.

Our Approach

We work diligently to achieve our mission and vision by using evidence to drive continuous improvement within the UPMC integrated delivery and finance systems, as well as with our external provider and health system and research partners. We also share results and lessons learned with other stakeholders interested in spreading sustainable best practices through a learning health system approach.

  • Leverage the UPMC payer-provider laboratory to design, implement, and test models of care that support a Quadruple Aim of improving health outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing both the patient and provider experience.
  • Build and strengthen collaborations across UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh, and other academic and community partners, including patients and their families.
  • Emphasize incorporation of input from key health care stakeholders to ensure the real-world applicability of our work.
  • Utilize advanced data collection and analysis and predictive modeling capabilities within the UPMC Insurance Services Division to inspire, inform, and evaluate model design.
  • Translate research rapidly into practice through an active agenda of publication, presentation, and professional networking.



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.