An Organization Designed to Unleash the Power of Digital

The Digital Innovation Group is a health innovation center within Providence that identifies the biggest problems in health care and enables technology breakthroughs that advance health and ease people’s way.

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Transformative Digital Health Innovation

Across the health ecosystem, our work accelerates the adoption of digital technology in health care.

For Providence

we digitally enable our vision of health for a better world.

For patients

we deliver better, more accessible and more equitable health care.

For health systems

beyond Providence, we de-risk technology investments and expand their ability to innovate.

For tech companies

we provide healthcare expertise and the environment to test ideas at scale.

What’s New at DIG

Sara Vaezy

DIG THIS: Why Healthcare Needs a Digital Flywheel

We believe the timing is ripe for healthcare systems to launch and operate successful flywheel programs to support increased engagement and ultimately drive better health outcomes. This will be critical for not only maintaining relevance against digital native disruptors, but also to support a transition to value-based care beyond ‘sick care’.  


Aaron Martin

New! HLTH Webinar on Consumer Engagement

In this roundtable led by Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Officer at Providence, healthcare innovators discuss the “platforming” of health system consumer engagement, how identity services play a starring role, and new solutions that are poised to change the equation.


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DexCare - One Year In

DexCare was spun out from the Providence Digital Innovation Group one year ago in March 2021. Hear Chief Digital Officer Sara Vaezy and CEO of DexCare Derek Streat talk about the exciting progress the company has made in it’s first year.


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Industry Consolidation - 2021 In Review

In this report, we will check in on our original Consolidation Trends predicted trends from 2020, share new emerging themes, and discuss the continued implications for health systems. The appendix of this document summarizes the major consolidation activities and partnerships that took place in 2021.


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DIG in the News

Shweta Ponnappa, Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Officer at Providence

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Podcast with Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Officer, Providence

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Q&A with Providence’s new digital chief on spinning out startups and the future of health tech

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5 systems that welcomed new marketing execs in 2022

The health system in Amazon’s backyard just chose a new exec to disrupt itself and fend off Big Tech

Providence taps new chief digital officer after predecessor returns to Amazon

Providence promotes Sara Vaezy to Chief Digital Officer

Tech Moves

Report: Chief Digital Officer Martin Leaving Providence to Amazon

Today’s entrepreneur: Derek Streat, CEO of DexCare

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Providence Taps New Exec to Lead Innovation Center’s Product, Technology Incubation Push

DexCare Closes $50M Series B Funding Led by Transformation Capital to Advance Its Digital Care Operating System