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.
we digitally enable our vision of health for a better world.
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
Introducing Praia Health: Enabling the First Digital Flywheel for Health Systems
Our 4th incubated technology, Praia Health removes, barriers to care by digitally connecting health consumers to the services, products and resources they need. The platform is anchored by patent-pending identity and profile technology that creates better experiences for patients by seamlessly connecting fragmented data sources and point solutions. This enables new types of omni-channel experiences that reflect a consumer’s entire health ecosystem—beyond just their clinical record.
A Conversation with Justin Dearborn
With more than 25 years of experience leading technology-driven ventures, Justin Dearborn will lead Praia Health, bringing extensive health care, enterprise and technology business expertise. Read about why he’s excited about taking the helm.
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’.
Health systems can longer afford to be ‘directionally’ right regarding digital transformation investments that remain mission critical to getting back on course. Digital pilots or initiatives can no longer run in perpetuity and instead must be rigorously instrumented. Value must now be realized and measured and must cross enterprise boundaries for health system adoption.
FORBES: Distribution and Decentralization are Crucial in the Healthcare Secto
In her most recent Forbes article, Sara Vaezy states:
“Ensuring the future of today’s health system requires more than organizational alignment. Systems must leverage the expertise of partners to truly serve their community’s whole health needs. They must invest in the power of digital to connect those relationships both on the front and back end for systems and consumers alike. Fueling healthier communities is not a “one-person job.”
“Health systems are at an inflection point. The trusted connection between the health system and health consumers is at its most vulnerable in an increasingly competitive, distributed, and decentralized environment. Technology is at the center of both the problem and the solution. Health systems must take a page from the book of other consumer-facing industries to enable a digital flywheel that fuels operational transformation and business model expansion. Digital transformation is now a health system imperative.
That’s why we built Praia Health.”