Data and Technology Innovation
Providence National Foundation
By integrating data and findings from our 5 million patients, 1,000 clinics, 51 hospitals and 125,000 caregivers, Providence provides a unique perspective and opportunity to improve the health of all patients and communities.
Shaping the Future of Health Care
Providence's ability to leverage “big data” and innovation in technology accelerates our ability to shape the future of health care and create healthier communities. We believe our greatest health care contribution occurs when we harness the power of technological advancements in genomics, sustainable practices, data science and telehealth.
A critical and primary goal is to identify some of the largest, most complex problems in health care and find ways to address them through digital solutions – using innovation testing, consumer feedback, solution-based investment and health system collaboration.
Just as one example, Providence leveraged rapid technological advancements in telehealth so we could meet our patients’ needs throughout 2020. By developing and scaling new models of virtual care, Providence provided telehealth visits that soared from 700 visits per month to 70,000 visits per week during the COVID pandemic.
Leveraging Technology for Care
Providence knows the transformational impact data and technology has on the future of health care for all. Tactics like natural language processing, genome sequencing, Electronic Health Record (EHR) analytics and data mapping can help predict trends and advance health care across the Western United States. Leveraging data to prepare and innovate helps Providence get out in front of health crises or even the next pandemic. Philanthropy plays a key role in elevating that impact and accelerating our ability to implement the findings.
The Providence St. Joseph Health Molecular Genomics Laboratory, in northeast Portland, is one of the largest clinical genomics labs in the Pacific Northwest. Now serving the entire system, the Genomics Lab offers insights and personalized care for a variety of genetic conditions ranging from hereditary cancer, heart and neurologic diseases to family planning.
Digital Innovation Group
Providence founded DIG in 2014 with one goal in mind—to transform healthcare using digital solutions that directly address ongoing challenges like access to equitable care, limited availability and scheduling complexities. That goal seeks to impact patients, clinicians, communities and the strength of Providence as a whole.
Our Philanthropic Needs
Health Services ResearchA multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structure and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care and ultimately, our health and well-being.
Big Data & Systems ChangeAs health reforms put greater accountability on health systems for population health and greater understanding of the upstream social determinations of health, there is growing need for data that can help communities come together around shared information and shared goals.
GenomicsOur centers for clinical genetics and genomics are specially designed to help you understand how genetics influence you and your family’s health. By combining leading edge research with clinical expertise, we provide personalized care to support your specific health needs.