Digital Innovation

Project spotlight series: Your healthcare journey just got easier

April 10, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Key takeaways: The Digital Innovation Group at Providence uses advances in technology to solve healthcare challenges. Project spotlights highlight innovations that are changing how care is delivered and accessed. Providence is working to transform the patient care journey with technology that makes primary care, surgical appointments and mental healthcare easier. [3 MIN READ] Increasing access […]

Digital Innovation

Where Does Health Happen?

April 9, 2021  |  Matt Cohlmia

If you were to ask someone in 1980 “where does banking happen?,” they probably would’ve stated the obvious. “At a bank.” Someone needing to withdraw cash was instructed to come to the bank. Someone needing to change their contact information was likewise told: come to the bank. Open an account? Come to the bank. Cash […]

Digital Innovation

Fending Off Outside Disruption through Collaboration

April 6, 2021  |  Marcee Chmait

Health systems provide nearly $2 trillion[1] dollars of healthcare each year. We are a big, fragmented and highly regulated industry. Up until recently, health systems have operated very locally delivering in-person care at brick and mortar locations. Local and regional health care often meant that health systems took on all of the work to innovate […]

Innovation at Scale

2021: The Year Broken Health Care Systems Begin the Healing Process

February 24, 2021  |  Sara Vaezy

The Covid-19 pandemic didn’t break healthcare. It just brought to high relief the existing fractures. This is good, because those fracture lines become the map and roadways for where we in health care innovation need to focus our efforts. And having the failures of our systems be so obvious is giving set-in-their-ways health systems, payors […]

Inside DIG

Teaming with Microsoft to combat the flu

January 12, 2021  |  Maryam Gholami

“Raising the water for all boats” is part of our DNA here at the Providence Digital Innovation Group. Our approach is to shape, build, and scale meaningful ideas here at Providence — and then offer them externally as a part of our mission of health for a better world. It’s a unique approach — and one […]

Digital Innovation

Enabling Digital Health at Scale Post-COVID19

January 6, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

In early 2020, as Seattle was the first U.S. city confronted with COVID-19, local health care leaders and organizations were not only positioned for immediate action, but also fortuitously very well-prepared. Recently, the Digital Innovation Group, in partnership with GeekWire hosted a discussion with local health tech executives who made critical decisions to stand up technology tools […]

Digital Innovation

DIG Hackathon – Disrupting The Industry From The Inside

November 24, 2020  |  Maryam Gholami

Hackathons (Hack Marathons) are simply a part of the tech industry tradition. During a hackathon, engineers and others get together in an intense period of few days to collaboratively work on a software development project. Given this, the programming is more exploratory to demonstrate an idea or concept, so the term hack is used. As […]

Digital Innovation

What Do Online Reservation Platforms Have To Do With Healthcare?

November 3, 2020  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Booking a table at a restaurant used to be a chore. You’d spend seemingly forever on hold only to learn there were no spots available, or that the restaurant wasn’t even open. And then you’d have to start all over at another restaurant. But today making reservations is a breeze. With a smartphone, you can […]

Digital Innovation

What Do Online Travel Booking Sites Have To Do With Healthcare?

October 27, 2020  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth (that is, before the internet), here’s how people made travel plans: they would call up a bunch of airlines, wait on hold, painstakingly jot down flight times and prices, call back their chosen airline hoping the flight would be still available, and finally give their credit card number to […]

Digital Innovation

Here’s How Healthcare Can Avoid Being The Next Blockbuster

October 19, 2020  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Remember Blockbuster Video? At its peak in 2004, Blockbuster had more than 9,000 locations. By 2010, the company was bankrupt. What happened? In short, consumer behavior changed, but Blockbuster didn’t. Streaming video meant customers could skip the entire Blockbuster experience — the trudge to the video store, the lines, movies being out of stock, late […]