Digital Innovation

Inside the Release: Amazon Alexa Skill

April 30, 2019  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Small and Fast Kingfishers are astonishing to watch. Small and fast — they get their food faster than a heron, defter than osprey. They will speed down a river and stop on a dime, hovering until they dart into the water to pick out a fish to take back to their nest. Our team is […]

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People Behind the Product: Dean Guo & Timofei Bolshakov

April 16, 2019  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

We’ve teamed up with Amazon Alexa to advance convenient access to health care. Through new HIPAA-compliant skills, users will be able to set up health care visits and manage medical appointments using their voice on any Alexa-enabled device. This is a big step towards accessibility in health care. Read more about the launch in The Wall Street […]

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Alexa, Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment

April 10, 2019  |  Sara Vaezy

Nearly 58 million U.S. adults have at least one smart speaker in their home. That is 23% of U.S adults, and reflects 22% growth in smart speaker adoption just since January 2018. As voice technology becomes common in homes and daily routines, numerous industries are racing to identify ways to bring their services to users via simple […]

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People Behind the Product: Nicole Peoples

March 18, 2019  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Meet Nicole, a software engineer on our web platform team in Seattle. Her team is building the next generation of online scheduling for Express Care and virtual visits. Why did you join DIG? I knew that I wanted to work with people in some capacity, and DIG had interesting problems to solve in health care. […]

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Biggest Challenges in Healthcare: Physician Burnout w/ Dr. Matthew Fradkin

August 22, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Physician burnout has been a hot topic in healthcare as of late. In 2014, more than half of physicians in the U.S. had at least one symptom of professional burnout, and that number is expected to increase. A recent Leadership Survey by NEJM Catalyst found that 96% of healthcare executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians agree that this is a […]

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Simplifying Care Through Improved Digital Engagement

June 15, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Delighting Patients Through Digital.  Today, the world of planned, non-emergency procedures such as knee-replacements is often complex and confusing for patients. Health systems ask individuals to be the “general contractor for their own care” as Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) Chief Clinical Officer Amy Compton-Phillips says. Patients organize finding the right doctor for their problem […]

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Women in Healthcare Q&A: Dr. Rhonda Medows, EVP Population Health at PSJH

June 13, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

We had a chance to sit down with Dr. Medows, who is the EVP of Population Health at Providence St. Joseph Health, to learn more about her career path, and the advice she has for women working in the healthcare industry. As another great resource for advice, Dr. Medows also gave a presentation at Providence, […]

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5 Ways Medicaid Can Serve Society Better

May 7, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Medicaid is a powerful program and an indispensable resource for over 50 million Americans. It’s also a political football, a challenging service model for health care providers and patients alike, and an institution whose structural challenges (like state-by-state inconsistencies) and decades-old blind spots (like limited programs focused on social determinants of health) keep it from realizing […]

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Bringing Amazon-Style Innovation to Healthcare

May 2, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

The U.S. health care industry is experiencing change at a historic pace. Nonetheless, it’s difficult to harness these divergent changes to achieve innovation on a widespread scale. And yet that level of innovation is not only desirable, it’s essential. That’s the message Aaron Martin, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Providence St. Joseph […]

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How Providence Health Innovates

May 2, 2018  |  Providence Digital Innovation Group

Providence St. Joseph Health in Seattle is driving innovation in its digital space. The health system includes 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, 23,000 physicians, and nearly 2 million covered patients. This mission of Providence St. Joseph Chief Digital Officer Aaron Martin and his team is to discover important digital innovations, demonstrate that they work, and bring […]