We encourage you to contact us at any time to begin discussing your idea and proposal at VITAL@highmarkhealth.org.
To begin the application process, you should:
Applications and proposals are developed as a collaborative initiative between the industry partner, clinician, and the Highmark Health VITAL team.
Applicants should submit the application to VITAL@highmarkhealth.org to have their proposal reviewed during the next cycle. The application is intended to provide a high level framework of the proposed study and covers the following topic areas. We encourage brief summaries in each of these areas and use of bullet points, graphs, figures, timelines, etc.
The applicant(s) is invited to submit a proposal based on the recommendation of the VITAL team. The applicant(s) team will work closely with the VITAL team to craft their proposal in preparation for review by the VITAL Committee.
The VITAL Committee provides feedback on each proposal and ultimately recommends which projects are approved. The innovator team will lead project implementation in collaboration with VITAL program administrators. As the test progresses, the VITAL team will work with the innovator team to access medical and claims data from study participants to understand the impact of the new intervention on health care utilization, spending, and clinical outcomes.