Digital Innovation

A Community-Inspired Conversation About Health Access

April 29, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

[2 MIN READ | 16 MIN WATCH] Despite the myriad apps and new care options, access to quality health care remains a huge barrier for patients – particularly in underserved communities.  Per the CDC, access to quality healthcare can be limited for low-income populations by many factors, including: lack of transportation, child care, or even […]

Digital Innovation

It’s Time for an Upgrade Toward Equity

April 21, 2021  |  Bethany Vick

The events of the past year (a global pandemic, a contentious election, and protests against systemic racism, for starters) have highlighted the systemic mistakes we have made in health care. Longstanding disparities in access to care, quality of care, and health outcomes have been magnified, resulting in many health organizations across the country launching new […]

Digital Innovation

A Community-Inspired Conversation About Health Information

April 15, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Healthcare is complex to understand and navigate. It’s a challenge to identify accurate information, but even more difficult to make use of that information to help achieve healthier outcomes. This often creates a recurring cycle of reactive-based care that often results in ER visits and prevents our ability to get proactive about our health. Digital […]

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  |  Aaron Martin

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 […]