Becker's Healthcare July 30, 2020
Jackie Drees

Since announcing its strategic alliance to build a high-tech hospital with Microsoft in July 2019, Providence has zeroed in on innovations in patient care delivery, virtual communication tools and artificial intelligence across its Renton, Wash.-based health system. 

When Providence revealed the collaboration, health system CEO Rod Hochman,MD, referred to it as a “hospital of the future,” according to a CNBC report. While still in the project’s early phases at the time, Providence said it planned to adapt an existing facility in Seattle near Microsoft’s headquarters to build the new high-tech hospital. 

The project, however, has a “much broader” focus, Providence Executive Vice President and CIO B.J. Moore told Becker’s Hospital Review.

“While the concept of ‘hospital of the future’ caught...