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

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.

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Sara Vaezy

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.

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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’.  

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Driving Value: A Pivotal Moment for Digital Health

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.

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Sara Vaezy

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.” 

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“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.”

SARA VAEZY

EVP and Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Providence