Think Tank podcast: Healthcare and tech leaders unite for solutions

February 21, 2020 Providence News Team

The digital innovation team at Providence is constantly tracking the latest healthcare tech to find ways to give you more control over where, when and how you access services to help you live an active, healthy life.

  • New Think Tank podcast pairs Providence healthcare leaders with non-healthcare industry tech experts to explore digital solutions that improve access for service.
  • Expanded digital offerings help patients navigate their healthcare journey more quickly and easily, and on their own terms.
  • Virtual tools like phone-based apps or telemedicine provide more options for greater convenience and personalization of care.


We’ve all heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one,” and healthcare, with all its associated challenges and variety of caregivers, provides a perfect illustration of its validity.

The team at Providence recently launched the podcast, “Think Tank,” which pairs an expert from Providence with a non-healthcare leader in the tech field to share expertise and brainstorm solutions to the problems their industries face regularly. Each episode features a candid discussion between two experts that focuses on practical, thoughtful tactics and strategies that address the barriers to providing and receiving care.

Catch up on the first three episodes to hear the magic happen.

Episode 1: Digitally Serving the Underserved

Chief Digital Officer at Providence, Aaron Martin, spoke with Brandon Krieg, founder and CEO of Stash Invest about better care for the underserved people in their respective fields. They both discover that they face many similar challenges despite the differences in their industries.

Listen below to hear how both companies strive to expand their digital offerings to improve access to the resources they offer for the underserved in their communities.

Providence St. Joseph Health - The Think Tank Ep. 1 from Providence Digital Innovation on Vimeo.


Episode 2: Leveraging Digital Solutions to Improve Access

In a perfect world, healthcare or legal services would have easy access for everyone. All-too-often that’s not the case. Chief Digital Strategy Officer at Providence, Sara Vaezy, sat down with Amy Haupl, VP of Experience Strategy and Research at LegalZoom, to discuss how to best use digital platforms to improve access to the services they provide and keep them within reach for the average consumer or patient.

Listen to their discussion on how to use technology to create a “digital front door” that’s easy to open and leads to solutions.

Providence St. Joseph Health - The Think Tank Ep. 2 from Providence Digital Innovation on Vimeo.


Episode 3: Leveraging Tech to Drive Positive Behavior Change

At Providence, we believe that digitally-enabled services can revolutionize the mental healthcare we offer. Arpan Waghray, a system medical director of tele-behavioral health at Providence and CMO of Well Being Trust, talked tech with Jordan Goldberg, CEO and chairman of stickK, an app designed to help you reach your goals through encouraging behavioral change.

Listen to ways that both companies are using digital technology to make it easier for you to make lifestyle changes that improve your health and mental wellness.

Providence St. Joseph Health - The Think Tank Ep. 3 from Providence Digital Innovation on Vimeo.


Find a doctor

The digital innovation team at Providence is dedicated to bringing you technology that helps you manage your health care effectively and conveniently. Find a doctor that understands and uses the most advanced developments in technology using our provider directory. Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.






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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions.

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