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.

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

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.

What the FDA’s new pre-certification program means for digital health and medical device industries

What the FDA’s new pre-certification program means for digital health and medical device industries

The recently announced FDA pre-cert program is likely to expand the market for innovative new digital health solutions while also providing a boost for traditional medical device companies. However, there are likely to be some...

The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

The incredible, shrinking shelf life of healthcare technology strategy

A perfect storm of policy uncertainty, marketplace transformation, and technology evolution has made strategic planning increasingly difficult for CIOs.

Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships

Technology-led innovation in digital health: The law of inverse relationships

Digital health solutions, especially those built on emerging technologies, face a conundrum of high investments and low returns in the near term. Crossing the chasm requires an understanding of key market factors.

AI in healthcare: The unevenly distributed future is here

AI in healthcare: The unevenly distributed future is here

There is a rapidly growing body of use cases for AI technologies in healthcare. Mainstream adoption may be a bit further along.

A major medical device maker's unique approach to data security

A major medical device maker's unique approach to data security

Medical devices have a unique set of challenges related to IT security. Here's how a major equipment manufacturer tackles device security in the era IoT-enabled healthcare IT.

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