Digital Innovation

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 […]

Digital Innovation

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 […]

Digital Innovation

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 […]

Digital Innovation

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 […]

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  |  Aaron Martin

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 […]