Work With Us

Strong, collaborative partnerships among health care stakeholders are necessary to deliver on the promise of a high-value health care system. The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care (Center) and the UPMC Insurance Services Division (ISD) actively pursue extramural funding opportunities that have the potential to improve clinical practice and optimize care delivery. The Center invites clinical and academic researchers, health care professionals, policy and advocacy organizations,and community organizations to partner with us to conduct or participate in health services research and evaluation.

Potential collaborators should be aware that we prioritize collaborations that are aligned with UPMC’s strategic objectives and are most likely to benefit our members. We encourage potential collaborators to review our Guidelines for Conducting Collaborative Research with the Center.

How to Work With Us

All requests are reviewed and approved by the UPMC ISD’s Research and Quality Improvement Committee (RQIC). RQIC is an executive committee comprising clinical leadership, health services researchers, business owners, and representatives from the UPMC ISD’s Legal, Privacy, and Data Governance offices.

Because health insurance is a highly regulated industry, approved research collaboration requests are subject to additional legal and privacy reviews by UPMC ISD, contract requirements, and state or federal approvals. We encourage potential collaborators to reach out to us early in their planning to avoid project delays.

Collaboration Requests can be initiated by completing our Research Collaboration Request Form

*UPMC ISD will provide Letters of Support for projects aligned with our research and organizational priorities.

**Collaborators may inquire about cost data or collaborative cost analyses; however, the UPMC ISD does not disclose cost or payment information directly to collaborators.

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.