Quality cancer care is at a crossroads. While there are many new, innovative treatments, therapies and medicines available today for patients, access can be limited and skyrocketing costs can make getting the care you need often unobtainable.
To provide the highest quality care and the highest value cancer care plan, you need a great team. That’s why we’ve partnered with Highmark and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to bring you the Highmark Cancer Collaborative, benefitting patients in Pittsburgh, Erie, and the surrounding communities.
This collaborative partnership will break down many of the barriers, including cost, to what should be routine access to care – delivering the care you need in the communities where you live, close to home.
This streamlined approach to care means that doctors in our seven hospitals and more than 50 Cancer Institute clinics in western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, and Erie, can better focus on caring for patients like you, so you can focus on getting well.
Think of our collaborative as cancer’s worst enemy and your best chance to outsmart cancer for good – and live your life to its healthiest potential.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Highmark Cancer Collaborative and how we’re taking the fight directly to the enemy.
The same old routine isn’t how we do things. That’s why we’re collaborating with some big names you might recognize – Highmark and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Together we plan to establish completely new best practices in cancer care.
But that’s not all. As part of those best practices, all of us have a combined mission: to offer patients high quality care, with patient experiences and outcomes that are among the best in the region. And to make it even better we’re giving employers, and all of their employees like you, health care coverage you need, wherever you need it in your community close to home.
Your Cancer Care Collective includes:
Advancements in cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment are leading to better outcomes for many patients. However, even though more people are surviving cancer and living longer than ever before, the following challenges remain:
*Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, June 2013, Health Affairs
** The National Cancer Institute estimates
That’s why the Highmark Cancer Collaborative is working for change. By collaborating with doctors on a new level we’re changing the way cancer is accessed, delivered, and covered. Our patient-centered initiatives are focused on providing the best possible cancer care with the highest quality doctors. Together, we’ll not only increase safety we’ll also keep costs under control, enhance efficiency of care delivery and improve your healthy outcome.
First, we’re improving how doctors care for you patients (like you). The how is relatively simple.
Second, we’re bending the cost curve, so patients and health plan members like you pay less. The why is crystal clear.
Lastly, we’re breaking down the barriers to care – to give you greater access to the latest treatments and clinical studies that can ultimately help you be well.
You receive the most advanced, proven treatments, closer to home.
You get more options for better care and a healthy end result.
You get care that’s more personalized, more focused on you.
When cancer care is better coordinated and more efficient it’s also safer and less costly for employees. For example, we’re partnering with drug companies to keep maintenance drugs more affordable during treatment, recovery, and remission – so employees can save money. The Highmark Cancer Collaborative also offers:
This streamlined, multidisciplinary approach means that doctors can focus on patient care, companies can focus on their business instead of health care, and patients can focus on everyone’s #1 priority – their ability to get well and live a healthier life.