Digital Innovation Group

"We are marrying the cultures of software innovation with health care delivery to create big ideas, build them using small-batch innovations and learn quickly in a rigorous, data-driven way."

Aaron MartinAaron Martin
Managing partner, Providence Ventures
Executive vice president and chief digital officer
Providence St. Joseph Health


The Digital Innovation Group identifies the biggest problems in healthcare that are addressable through a digital solution. After identifying a problem, we look to the market for solutions. We provide support, technical infrastructure, trial, and rapid adoption of new technologies from innovative companies. If it makes more sense to build internally, then we build the product. We always work with the end consumer in mind, and often collaborate with other health systems to build a better healthcare future for all.

The Digital Innovation Group has built several health-related businesses including Xealth and Circle (now Wildflower Health). Xealth is a digital prescribing platform that allows providers to ‘prescribe’ digital applications, content, services, products, and devices directly through the EMR, with a connection back into the EMR and patient portal. Circle, which is a family health engagement app, was acquired by Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company.

We achieve scale through a combination of using lean innovation to test experiments rapidly, incorporating real consumer feedback, making thoughtful investments in solutions that we believe will move the needle and collaborating with other health systems. Ultimately, we are fueled by our vision for a modernized, 21st century healthcare world where we can delight consumers throughout their healthcare journeys.

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