Digital Innovation

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  |  Aaron Martin

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. […]

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The Paradox of Choice

May 21, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

It’s a well-studied phenomenon that when you give people more choices, what they experience is not freedom, empowerment, and agency. What you get is paralysis, confusion, and burden. Over the past few decades, healthcare has had a growing paradox of choice problem—offering patients an ever-increasing number of care options—but not providing the information, guidance, and […]

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A Community-Inspired Conversation About Behavioral Health

May 18, 2021  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Behavioral health is a difficult component of a patient’s condition to convey, and get suitable care for  – particularly for underserved communities. Per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 1 in 5 people will have a behavioral health need in a given year, and those numbers are exacerbated in black and brown […]

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It’s Behavioral Health’s Time, Finally.

May 7, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

In any one week, a typical consumer today might get a Facebook ad for AbleTo, see a TV ad for TalkSpace, receive a subscription to Headspace as a perk, and get emails about Lyra as an offering through work. Behavioral health technology is out in full force, and for good reason. Roughly 1 in 5 […]

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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 […]

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It’s Time for an Upgrade Toward Equity

April 21, 2021  |  Aaron Martin

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 […]

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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 […]