Thought Leader, Care Redesign

Aaron Martin, MBA

Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

Aaron is Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), and Managing General Partner forProvidence Ventures (PV). Providence St. Joseph Health is a not-for-profit health system that combines Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health. Both organizations have served the Western U.S. for more than a century and together comprise 106,000 caregivers who serve in 50 hospitals, 829 clinics, and hundreds of programs and services. Aaron is responsible for the digital, web, mobile, and online marketing channel for PSJH. His team is also responsible for driving innovative new programs across PSJH that improve convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Aaron is also responsible for early stage/venture technology and medical device investments for Providence Venture’s $150M fund. Aaron serves as an observer/board member on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA, Kyruus, and Sqord.

Prior to PHS, Aaron worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was an executive/founder of two early-stage technology companies funded by New Enterprise Associates and Mayfield.

While at Amazon, Aaron was general manager of CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing and print on demand business. CreateSpace gives authors the ability to publish their book on Amazon for free globally. Aaron went on to lead the Kindle North American Trade business helping major publishing partners like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins transition their businesses to ebooks on Kindle.

Patient Engagement

Can We Achieve Scale in Innovation?

Innovation and scale are inextricably tied to the future success and sustainability of health care providers.


Reading List: Aaron Martin and Scott Weingarten

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders Aaron Martin and Scott Weingarten weigh in on the most influential and inspiring texts of their careers.

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Care Redesign

A Patient-Centered Culture Focuses on Convenience

Why should we believe something that works at Mayo Clinic would work somewhere else?

Aaron Martin Talk Still: Will These Digital Health Care Innovations Truly Change Care Delivery?

Care Redesign

Will This Innovation Truly Change Health Care?

A former Amazon executive offers tips for achieving scale with digital innovations in health care.

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Care Redesign

The Health Care Industry Is a Myth

Instead, says Aaron Martin, it’s a collection of very small industries.

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