Paddy Padmanabhan

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Paddy Padmanabhan is a widely recognized thought leader in healthcare IT and digital transformation. He is the CEO of Damo Consulting, a digital transformation and growth advisory firm based in Chicago. He is the author of an upcoming book titled Healthcare Digital Transformation – an Agile Roadmap to Accelerate the Future, co-authored with Edward Marx. Paddy is also the author of The Big Unlock – Harnessing data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era.

He is also the host of The Big Unlock podcast on health IT and digital transformation featuring CIOs and Chief Digital Officers in healthcare. Paddy has held leadership positions with global tech firms and has been a part of two successful Silicon Valley startups. He consults with a wide range of healthcare IT and digital health companies on growth strategy for the healthcare markets.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Paddy Padmanabhan and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare with technology

Fear, loathing and profits – the battle over data access and data privacy in healthcare

Fear, loathing and profits – the battle over data access and data privacy in healthcare

The proponents of data access declare it to be a fundamental right for consumers. Those who stand to profit – or lose – from open access to patient data have different points of view.

Healthcare’s digital transformation: 5 predictions for 2020

Healthcare’s digital transformation: 5 predictions for 2020

Short of a “black swan” event, 2020 will see a slow but steady advance in the digital transformation of healthcare.

How human-centered design is driving digital health

How human-centered design is driving digital health

Healthcare tech has mostly focused on designing systems for claiming federal incentives in the past decade. Design thinking stands this logic on its head.

Digital health innovation: Addressing the two-canoe problem

Digital health innovation: Addressing the two-canoe problem

How leading health systems are balancing their immediate priorities with investments for a digital future in a value-based care era.

How Amazon, Walgreens and Walmart are changing the landscape for online patient experience

How Amazon, Walgreens and Walmart are changing the landscape for online patient experience

A slew of consumer health apps from non-traditional players have hit the market lately. Traditional healthcare providers are also stepping up to meet consumer needs and preferences.

Healthcare data’s moment of lift

Healthcare data’s moment of lift

The unlocking of patient data is leading us to a future when health care will be a vastly improved experience with superior outcomes. However, there will be guard rails around consumer access to personal health records.

The new innovation model: monetizing healthcare data

The new innovation model: monetizing healthcare data

Healthcare enterprises are launching programs to monetize patient medical data by offering access to researchers and innovators. How these initiatives can benefit all stakeholders (or leave out some).

Digital front doors – the new battleground for the healthcare consumer’s attention

Digital front doors – the new battleground for the healthcare consumer’s attention

There is a huge opportunity now for the likes of CVS-Aetna and Walgreens to disrupt the status quo and win over disaffected healthcare consumers. Healthcare providers need a new approach to the primary care experience.

How close are we to platform domination in healthcare’s digital business models?

How close are we to platform domination in healthcare’s digital business models?

Several technology firms are making attempts to dominate the digital health market. However, healthcare is very different from platform dominated markets in other sectors.

Voice-enablement: the next big wave in healthcare’s digital transformation journey

Voice-enablement: the next big wave in healthcare’s digital transformation journey

Voice is the most obvious next step of user interface that is going to radically change the way we interact with technology in healthcare services. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.

Is it time for consumer data go mainstream in healthcare?

Is it time for consumer data go mainstream in healthcare?

Enterprises value demographic and lifestyle data on consumers more than any other form of data. Consumer data use in healthcare enterprises must overcome a few challenges first.

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