Paddy Padmanabhan

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Paddy Padmanabhan is Founder and CEO of Damo Consulting, a growth strategy and digital transformation advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and global technology companies. He is co-author with Edward W. Marx of the forthcoming book (Aug 2020), Healthcare Digital Transformation: How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future.

Padmanabhan is the host of The Big Unlock, a podcast focusing on healthcare digital transformation; his first book is The Big Unlock – Harnessing data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era.

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.

Defining the post-COVID-19 digital transformation of healthcare

How the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare with technology

How the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare with technology

It’s a remarkable story that is playing out in the technology-led enablement at the back end of healthcare organizations, even as the headlines are dominated by the heroic response efforts at the front lines of care.

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.

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