In the sixteenth episode of our Funding the Future of Healthcare podcast series, we were joined by Nick Culbertson, who is the CEO of Protenus, and Jeff Stolte, who is a Sr. Partner at Providence Ventures.

In this episode, our host Pat McKay spoke with Nick to learn more about his unique background as a Green Beret, and how he pivoted his career path towards digital health. We also took a chance to elaborate on Protenus, and how the startup is using artificial intelligence to reduce risk for health systems across the country. Nick unpacked how his company’s AI technology…


In the fifteenth episode of our Funding the Future of Healthcare podcast series, we were joined by Virgil Bretz, who is the CEO of MacroHealth, and Dave Kereiakes, who is a Partner at Providence Ventures.

In this episode, our host Pat McKay spoke with Virgil to learn more about his background and career path in healthcare. We also took a chance to elaborate on MacroHealth, and how the healthcare fintech company is leveraging digital technology to focus on the financial side of healthcare, by helping its clients understand and navigate the often complex world of healthcare pricing. …


In the Fourteenth episode of our Funding the Future of Healthcare podcast series, we were joined by Graham Gardner, who is the CEO of Kyruus, and Aaron Martin, who is the Managing Director at Providence Ventures, and Chief Digital Officer of Providence’s Digital Innovation Group.

In this episode, our host Pat McKay spoke with Graham to learn more about his background and career path in healthcare. We also took a chance to elaborate on Kyruus, and how it’s helping expand access for health systems to connect with patients. …


By Maryam Gholami, GVP, Chief Product Officer at Providence’s Digital Innovation Group

“Raising the water for all boats” is part of our DNA here at the Providence Digital Innovation Group. Our approach is to shape, build, and scale meaningful ideas here at Providence — and then offer them externally as a part of our mission of health for a better world. It’s a unique approach — and one that I’m quite proud to be a part of. It’s incredibly rewarding to build technology that has such a direct impact on people’s health — at scale.

Since last October, Providence’s flu season support feature has been helping patients get accurate and up-to-date information…


In early 2020, as Seattle was the first U.S. city confronted with COVID-19, local health care leaders and organizations were not only positioned for immediate action, but also fortuitously very well-prepared. Recently, the Digital Innovation Group, in partnership with GeekWire hosted a discussion with local health tech executives who made critical decisions to stand up technology tools to protect the lives of frontline workers and patients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Research & Incubations Dr. Peter Lee, Providence EVP & Chief Digital Officer Aaron Martin, One Medical Chair, CEO & President Amir Dan Rubin reflected…


By Maryam Gholami, GVP, Chief Product Officer

Hackathons (Hack Marathons) are simply a part of the tech industry tradition. During a hackathon, engineers and others get together in an intense period of few days to collaboratively work on a software development project. Given this, the programming is more exploratory to demonstrate an idea or concept, so the term hack is used. As explained here, this alternative meaning does not refer to breaching computer security.

At Providence, we are a big believer in this tradition, and I personally just love a good hackathon. There really is no better way to quickly channel talented people toward new thinking…


In the thirteenth episode of our Funding the Future of Healthcare podcast series, we were joined by David Ebersman, who is the CEO of Lyra Health, and Dan Galles, who is a Partner at Providence Ventures.

In this episode, our host Pat McKay spoke with David to learn more about his background and career path in healthcare. We also took a chance to elaborate on Lyra Health, and how it’s helping employers provide their workforces with digital mental health care tools. …


Booking a table at a restaurant used to be a chore. You’d spend seemingly forever on hold only to learn there were no spots available, or that the restaurant wasn’t even open. And then you’d have to start all over at another restaurant. But today making reservations is a breeze. With a smartphone, you can find local restaurants, discover nearby options, view customer ratings, see how restaurants are adapting to the latest COVID regulations, and then make your reservation online. In other words, less dialing, more dining.

While consumers now have a lot more control over where and when…


Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth (that is, before the internet), here’s how people made travel plans: they would call up a bunch of airlines, wait on hold, painstakingly jot down flight times and prices, call back their chosen airline hoping the flight would be still available, and finally give their credit card number to a customer service rep. Fingers were then crossed that the tickets would arrive in the mail before the departure date.

Fortunately, online ordering, via aggregator websites like Expedia and Kayak, has made booking a trip a breeze. When it comes to healthcare, however, it’s a…


Cash just isn’t what it used to be. Rather than stopping by the ATM, American consumers are turning to mobile payments. In fact, the mobile payments market went from $69.8 billion in 2018 to $98.8 billion in 2019–a 41% increase. It’s revealing that more than 1 in 10 Millennials are already using digital wallets for all of their purchases. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the shift to a minimal cash economy, with the use of contactless payment systems like Apple Pay growing an estimated 10–20% as consumers try to minimize their risk of infection.

Yet healthcare still…

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