Paddy Padmanabhan

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Paddy Padmanabhan is the author of The Big Unlock – Harnessing data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era. He is the Founder & CEO of Damo Consulting, a growth strategy advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and technology firms on digital health innovation and thought-leadership-led growth strategies.

Paddy has held leadership positions with global consulting firms such as Accenture, and he has worked extensively in healthcare technology operations.

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.

Digital health’s last mile problem

How blockchain can address the two biggest challenges in healthcare IT

How blockchain can address the two biggest challenges in healthcare IT

The potential for blockchain to improve healthcare operating efficiencies is significant. The recent spate of blockchain initiatives in healthcare has to demonstrate tangible benefits before we can see significant change in adoption...

Who ‘owns’ the healthcare consumer of the future?

Who ‘owns’ the healthcare consumer of the future?

How the ongoing M&A scramble and the frantic pace of digitalization of healthcare are reshaping traditional relationships between healthcare consumers and providers.

Up, down or out? Perspectives on artificial intelligence in health care today

Up, down or out? Perspectives on artificial intelligence in health care today

There are several high-value applications for artificial intelligence in health care. Challenges with underlying data sources and new ethical concerns have emerged as significant factors driving adoption.

3 takeaways from HIMSSanity in Las Vegas

3 takeaways from HIMSSanity in Las Vegas

Another annual ritual of networking, hyperbole and celebration comes to a close for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The bottom line is that health care IT remains an exciting place to be.

Amazon in healthcare: disruption in motion or a nothing-burger?

Amazon in healthcare: disruption in motion or a nothing-burger?

Amazon’s announcement needs to be seen in the light of fundamental changes underway in how health care is purchased and delivered and the one thing it may have going for itself.

Apple and the democratization of patient health records

Apple and the democratization of patient health records

Apple’s new announcement last week is not just about their entry into the EHR market. It’s the beginning of the democratization of personal health records.

4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes

4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes

In a year marked by extreme policy uncertainty, we saw steady progress in the growth of digital health and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. Structural shifts in the market will be the wildcard for 2018.

With digital health apps, we can't always get what we want

With digital health apps, we can't always get what we want

There are some 318,500 mobile health applications available to download. However very few are gaining traction. Why is healthcare unable to grow adoption rates as fast as other sectors?

Out with the E, in with the C: the new battleground for digital health

Out with the E, in with the C: the new battleground for digital health

Healthcare IT needs a new buzzword every year, and it seems like we’ve found one for 2018 that indicates a shift in the battleground for technology providers.

Digital health solutions: Forget the AI-washing. ROI is king.

Digital health solutions: Forget the AI-washing. ROI is king.

The digital health landscape is in the early stages of maturity. Solution providers need to align with what healthcare executives are focused on, and not get distracted by shiny new slogans.

It’s a B2B world for digital health startups: Here's how it works

It’s a B2B world for digital health startups: Here's how it works

VC-funded digital health startups have pivoted from B2C to B2B models. They have to adapt to important structural and organizational aspects of healthcare B2B tech business.

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