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.

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Sara Vaezy

Providence Promotes Sara Vaezy to Chief Digital Officer to Accelerate Digital Transformation

RENTON, Wash., April 18, 2022/PRNewswire/–Providence, one of the largest health systems in the nation, announced today it named Sara Vaezy as its new executive vice president and chief digital officer. Vaezy will report to Providence’s chief executive officer, Rod Hochman and will serve on the organization’s executive council.  Simultaneous to Vaezy’s promotion, Shweta Ponnappa was elevated to chief marketing and digital experience officer where she is now responsible for marketing and digital experiences system-wide for Providence.


Aaron Martin

DIG's 2022 Digital Predictions

Each year, we share our thoughts about what we believe is ahead on the digital front in healthcare based on the synthesis of many, many, conversations with Providence operators and clinical leaders, industry leaders, VCs and entrepreneurs.


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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

Podcast with Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Officer, Providence

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Hospitals ‘innovate aggressively’ to stay relevant

The CMO role isn’t dying, it’s just going through a metamorphosis

Where tech innovation is needed most in healthcare

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

How Providence succeeds at digital marketing on a budget

Providence’s chief marketing and digital experience officer is all in on personalized experiences

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

20 hospital execs’ most thought-provoking quotes on health IT in 2021

2021’s brightest health tech innovations, per 5 hospital execs

Women in health IT to watch in 2022

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