By Anders Brown, Managing Director, Tegria

I recently had the honor of joining Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer at Providence, in a virtual fireside chat moderated by Bloomberg healthcare reporter John Tozzi, which aired during the CB Insights Future of Health event this week. This was an important moment to publicly share Tegria’s role in Providence’s digital transformation, along with our work bringing technology and services that truly humanize healthcare to health providers across America and beyond.

In our conversation with John, Amy and I introduced Tegria as a stand-alone healthcare IT services company founded by Providence to help it transform to provide more affordable, accessible healthcare with the outcomes patients deserve. Amy stressed that the Providence vision for Tegria is to share digital technologies that work with other health systems and help them flourish. By placing individuals – rather than hospitals – at the center of this ecosystem and rethinking how we leverage data and digital tools, we can improve healthcare for everyone.

Tegria and Providence are together innovating in each of the three primary arenas of healthcare system work:

  • Running the healthcare system as efficiently as possible (including both clinical and operational management) by optimizing the EHR and other systems to their fullest potential.  We are very focused on the migration to the cloud and alleviating the challenges of running these systems on-premise.

  • Delivering the best patient experience possible by utilizing virtual care, artificial intelligence (AI), and other modern tools to their fullest potential. We believe engaging with your doctors and support team should be a seamless and digital experience.

  • Managing and improving the overall financial processes through automation, insights and analytics.  Ensuring the revenue cycle management process is as efficient as possible will then enable more investment in providing health services to communities.

We also explained to John how Tegria and Providence are focused on solutions that were created by healthcare, for healthcare. Rather than lifting and shifting internal resources, Tegria acquired successful, healthcare-focused companies with a commercial mindset to create our enterprise. Today, we are a team of more than 3,500 health IT professionals based all over the country and beyond.

John made a comment about the breadth of opportunity in healthcare for improvements in efficiency and I certainly agree. The technologies Tegria is using to humanize healthcare at Providence and other large health systems can help caregivers and their patients anywhere in the world. These solutions are available to smaller providers in turnkey, scalable formats that will free up time and capital that leaders can then reallocate to keeping their communities healthy.

We closed our chat with Amy’s observation that the pandemic revealed that healthcare is broken – and now is the time for us to leverage this disruption and make positive changes. Tegria is proud to play a part in making those changes happen. Thank you to John Tozzi and CB Insights for making our conversation possible.

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