Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Promoting a change in healthcare with open source (sponsored by Providence Digital & Innovation Group)

Soumya Sanyal (Providence ), Nipun Dureja (Providence)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Location: E143/144
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Those in technical roles who want to learn how healthcare is changing

What you'll learn

  • Learn about health tech and cloud implementation in a traditionally legacy-based company
  • Explore the challenges within health tech
  • Understand how to leverage the cloud to optimize your deployments


The US healthcare industry is a trillion-dollar economy in itself. Costs in providing healthcare have been on the rise, while the amount of technology leveraged within is comparatively small and relatively out of date. It is the mission of the Providence Digital & Innovation Group (DIG) to empower a health system with modern-day digital solutions to manage costs and provide accessible software for patients and providers alike.

Join Soumya Sanyal to explore the technology choices DIG made across the entire stack—from mobile and web clients to middleware and the underlying infrastructure—discover the challenges DIG faced, and learn how it has overcome the hurdle of using the cloud in healthcare. You’ll see how DIG adopted presentation layer technologies like React, Node.js, and Nightwatch.js, communication layer technologies like WebRTC, and data exchange technologies like GraphQL and FHIR and how the company modernized its infrastructure by migrating to Docker and Kubernetes.

This session is sponsored by Providence Digital & Innovation Group.

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Soumya Sanyal


Soumya Sanyal is director of engineering efficiency at Providence, where he leads the teams that tackle reliability engineering, developer experience, and quality engineering for the company’s Digital & Innovation Group.

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Nipun Dureja


Nipun Dureja is the vice president of engineering for the Digital Group at Providence, where he leverages his experience building and leading global engineering teams to deliver market-defining products using machine learning and the power of the cloud.