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UPMC Advisory Services:
Reshaping the Economics and Practice of Health Care

UPMC Advisory Services leverages UPMC’s significant expertise as a leading provider of health care services and facilities in the United States and abroad. Our mission is to connect partners to information and ideas that are reshaping the economics and practice of health care.

Calling on years of clinical, scientific, technologic, and operations expertise, we provide evidence-based solutions to meet the growing international demand for high-quality and cost-effective health care. We reference experiences in driving clinical innovation while maintaining operational cost efficiencies to deliver a long-term, highly sustainable business model.

The Advisory Services model is based on decades of first-hand, practical operations experience. It offers direct access to the resources and expertise you need to ensure the best possible opportunity for success.

Providing Access to a Global Network

UPMC has built a vast network of domestic and global partners with the aim of creating an integrated team of providers. We share best practices and clinical experiences and work together to improve outcomes and develop translational research. UPMC Advisory Services’ approach brings the considerable power and resources of this network directly to you.

This community includes partners that may be wholly owned, may utilize UPMC as a management organization, or may be clients of traditional consulting services. Your organization immediately becomes part of a highly successful group with common goals and objectives.

The group also enhances our ability to develop customized health care solutions by blending an intimate understanding of cultural and medical dynamics associated with your region with our demonstrated ability to meet the highest standards of medical care in the United States.

Expertise Based on Experience

Every recommendation made by the UPMC Advisory Services team is based on practical, real-world experience. Our accumulated expertise across a wide spectrum of clinical and operational services allows us to provide clients with the optimal solutions to meet their specific needs.

UPMC Advisory Services focuses on four highly specialized areas of expertise: oncology, information technology, pediatrics, and health security. The program, however, provides the flexibility to cater to client needs across a much broader range of clinical specialties as well.

Services include:

  • Service line development
  • Clinical protocol implementation
  • Education of clinical and administrative staff
  • Accreditation and certification preparation
  • Clinical technology assessment and adoption
  • Facility planning and construction
  • Research program development
  • IT planning and implementation
  • Health security

Growing With You

At UPMC, we believe in mutually beneficial, long-term business relationships. Historically, we have demonstrated significant institutional stability, as evidenced by our strong credit ratings and steady historical growth patterns.

Advisory Services provides the perfect gateway to build long-term relationships with international partners, allowing for the opportunity to create a broader scope of services than typical consulting projects. These relationships may include multiyear management agreements or provide access to capital investment in the form of joint ventures between UPMC and its partners. Our goal is to grow with you.

Interested in Learning More?

For more information about UPMC Advisory Services, or to start a dialogue about how you can leverage our experience as a full-service global health care provider, please contact David Russell at 412-647-7658 or You also can complete our online contact form.​

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