As UPMC and Highmark Health compete with each other and for patients, they're also predicting the future of American health care, reported the Washington Post. The two are "mirror images" and the competition has brought change and disruption to patients, including increasing costs. But leaders of the health systems told the Post that the competition is good for the region and that the share the goal of high-quality and affordable care. Here's more about how UPMC vs. Highmark is shaping health care.
Duolingo's incoming class of new hires is half men and half women for the first time in the company's seven-year history, TribLive reported. The company posted about the achievement on Facebook, only to have commenters, all men, write that the company lowered its standards to hire more women. CEO Luis von Ahn responded with a post of his own — "To these dudes, I say: go back to the 1970s and stay there. Idiots."
On Wednesday, a new kind of co-working/community space opened at Nova Place. CoLab18 is a space for North Side residents to use for free to attend workforce trainings, learn about tech and finances or have community meetings. Plus, there's wifi, laptops and tablets to use. The new space aims to serve underrepresented members of North Side neighborhoods and help level the playing field in tech and innovation.
Get crafty and get involved at this free bowl-decorating party to support Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's 23rd Annual Empty Bowls Dinner. All the materials will be provided for anybody who wants to decorate a bowl, which will be fired and donated to Empty Bowls, a national grassroots effort to fight hunger.
Where: Union Project at 801 N. Negley Ave. (Highland Park)
When: February 15, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
The Incline Likes
Winter in Pittsburgh is grimy car season, and that led us to wondering: How exactly does Port Authority keep its 703 buses clean on salty roads? So we went behind the scenes at Port Authority's Ross Garage where we learned that the buses are washed — inside and out — every. single. day. Here's an inside look at the operation and the team that moves with the speed and precision of a Daytona 500 pit crew to keep Pittsburgh's buses clean. Who knew carwash envy was a thing?
Know a young leader making a difference in the city's business community? How about a rising star in the world of finance? Nominate them for our upcoming Who's Next: Business and Finance class. The deadline is 5 p.m. today.