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DIG This: The Complexity of Big Tech & Health Care Continues

December 27, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Since Aaron Martin’s last blog, Health Systems, Health Care and Big Tech–It’s (Really) Complicated  Big Tech continues to make moves in health tech with the latest being the Oracle/Cerner deal just announced. We caught up with Aaron Martin, Providence Chief Digital Officer and Sara Vaezy who heads digital strategy at Providence to get their thoughts on […]

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Leading the Future of Digital Experience | 13 awards across various Providence digital properties

December 21, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

While 2021 was riddled with many of the pandemic’s lingering effects, our Digital Experience (DeX) team was focused on creating new digital properties to support both consumers and care givers during this time of need. Thirteen of these digital experiences have been recognized across the industry – being honored with awards–8 of which were ‘podium’ […]

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Behavioral Health Innovation: Trails Competition Kick Off

October 15, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

Roughly 1 in 5 people will have a behavioral health need in a given year, and COVID-19 has only caused those numbers to increase. In early 2021, the number of US adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder was four times higher than before the pandemic. Yet, the “underserved” population of people keeps growing […]

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Health Systems, Health Care and Big Tech–It’s (Really) Complicated

September 8, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

With recent news from Apple and Google on their restructuring of significant health related initiatives, there’s been a lot of buzz around ‘big tech bailing on health care’. The reactions from health system leaders I’ve bumped into after those announcements were in the vein of “I guess they’re finding out health care is hard.” It […]

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Project spotlight series: Surgical Concierge simplifies your surgery experience

August 25, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

[2 MIN READ] In this article: The Digital Innovation Group (DIG) at Providence identifies ways to develop healthcare technology that improves access and equity for the communities we serve. Surgical Concierge is a pilot program that uses telehealth services and digital solutions to engage and guide patients throughout their surgical journey. The Providence DIG team […]

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Digital perspective: COVID and the need for healthcare without walls

August 1, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Key takeaways: The Digital Innovation Group at Providence is providing perspectives on how healthcare can be improved for everyone through technology. Digital Perspective reports outline goals for improved care options and strategies to make them possible. Providence has learned many lessons from the pandemic about delivering care without walls. [3 MIN READ] Providence was the […]

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What is Digital’s Potential in Addressing the Looming Mental Health Crisis

June 18, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Before the pandemic, the statistics around the nation’s mental health were jarring.  On any given day, about 20% of the adult U.S. population were experiencing some degree of mental health or substance abuse related concern.  However, with the prolonged uncertainty, financial stress, and isolation related to the pandemic, those numbers became exponentially more worrisome: now […]

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Digital perspective: It’s time for an upgrade toward equity

June 14, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Key takeaways: The Digital Innovation Group at Providence provides Digital Perspectives on how healthcare can be improved using technology to improve access and equity. Our series reviews each report and provides an overview of the thought-provoking insights shared by the author. This report examines how addressing the needs of vulnerable populations is not just the […]

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How to Fix the Surgical Experience

June 11, 2021  |  Douglas Grapski

Think about the biggest purchase you have made in your life. For many, that purchase was a house. Remember the time and steps it took to research, compare, and finance that item? First time home buyers must find a realtor they can trust, find, and view houses that fit their needs, review countless confusing documents, […]

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A Community-Inspired Conversation about Wellness & Prevention

June 3, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Wellness and preventative care is a difficult component of patient health to build consistent habits around  – particularly for underserved communities. Per the Urban Institute, low income adults are almost 5x as likely to report being in fair or poor health as adults with household incomes at or above 400% of the federal poverty level. […]