Hitting a Higher Mark

Hitting a Higher Mark

Learn how Highmark teams bring strategy to life. Hear from experts on transformations in the health industry like using artificial intelligence to detect fraud, supporting the well-being of communities by considering social determinants of health, expanding access through provider partnerships and leveraging analytics to understand trends among consumers. Hosted by Jeff Bernhard of Highmark.

The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the participants and do not reflect the views or opinions of Highmark, its subsidiaries or affiliates. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. 


COVID-19 Series Episode 2

(Re)Open for Business

As we adjust to the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are eager to reopen to employees and customers. Host Jeff Bernhard is joined by Dr. Susan Manzi, chair of the Medicine Institute at Allegheny Health Network, to discuss how businesses can safely reopen while protecting their employees, customers, and community. For more information, please visit ahn.org/coronavirus. To watch Highmark's back to school webinar, click here.

Featuring: Susan Manzi, MD, Chair of the Medicine Institute at Allegheny Health Network

COVID-19 Series Episode 1

Mask Up

Wearing a mask and social distancing are two of the simplest ways to protect yourself and others from contracting and spreading coronavirus. Host Jeff Bernhard is joined by Dr. Don Whiting, chief medical officer for Allegheny Health Network, to learn the facts around wearing a mask and social distance. They also discuss the emergence and impact of a potential vaccine. To learn more, visit ahn.org/coronavirus

Featuring: Don Whiting, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Allegheny Health Network

Episode 4

Getting Better Together

We all want the highest quality healthcare for ourselves and our families. Learn how we are shaping the future of quality reporting through collaboration with value-focused providers and industry experts. Read more at National Committee for Quality Assurance and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Featuring: Diane Gilworth, Former Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Highmark Health and Sricharan Chalikonda, MD, Chief Medical Operations Officer, Allegheny Health Network

Episode 3

Health – More Than Healthcare

Social determinants of health play a big part in our overall wellness. Access to healthcare, healthy food, and important life resources impact our health beyond the care at a doctor's office. Learn more about how we're supporting the health and well-being of communities by looking at its socio-economic factors such as safety, food security, and health literacy.

Featuring: Barbara Gray, Senior Vice President, Social Determinants of Health, Highmark Health and Erine Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Aunt Bertha

Episode 2

AI vs. Fraud Schemes

How does AI detect billions in fraudulent medical spend? Learn how we use artificial intelligence to investigate fraud earlier and lower healthcare costs. Read more at FraudScope.com or the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association.

Featuring: Kurt Spear, Vice President, Financial Investigation and Provider Review, Highmark and Musheer Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, FraudScope

Episode 1

War on Opioids

Opioid Use Disorder effects millions of Americans each year. Our experts share how we are implementing ways to reduce the addiction rate in the regions we serve. Read more.

Featuring: Charles DeShazer, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Highmark and Caesar DeLeo, MD, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Strategic Initiatives, Highmark

Meet our host:

Jeff Bernhard

Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets, Highmark Inc.

“I am very proud to work for a company that is committed to positive transformation of health and the healthcare industry. This podcast series highlights some of the innovative things being done. I hope you find this series of value and thanks for listening.”