How Providence St. Joseph Health Is Driving Innovation to Improve the Greater Healthcare Experience
// By Melanie Graham //
Much of healthcare innovation these days seems to be focused within organizations — hospitals striving to improve their patient experiences or make access to their healthcare simpler and easier.
But at Providence St. Joseph Health, a 51-hospital system that spans seven states, innovation comes in many different forms and has far-reaching effects outside of the walls of its 800 clinics.
“Our senior leadership is extremely forward-thinking and understands that using digital as a means to drive high-value growth into the system is absolutely essential — and we drive that growth through digital innovation,” says Sara Vaezy, Providence’s chief digital strategy and business development officer.
Vaezy leads development of Providence’s digital strategy and roadmap, helping establish digital partnerships with health systems and technology companies and growing commercialization for the innovations developed at Providence. She recently spoke with us about some of the digital developments happening at Providence and how the organization is not only finding solutions for its own patients, but also innovating for the larger healthcare ecosystem.