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 and CEO of Damo Consulting, a digital transformation and growth advisory firm based in Chicago.

Paddy 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 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 innovation: Addressing the two-canoe problem

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.

How healthcare can overcome the risk and costs of harnessing digital health innovation

How healthcare can overcome the risk and costs of harnessing digital health innovation

The declining funding rates for early-stage digital health startups is curiously at odds with the burning desire in healthcare enterprises to drive technology-led innovation and accelerate digital transformation.

The great conundrum of data liquidity in healthcare

The great conundrum of data liquidity in healthcare

A new HHS ruling aims to push healthcare towards greater data interoperability. However, data liquidity will face a host of challenges.

Healthcare IT’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ problem

Healthcare IT’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ problem

A recent report by the AHA highlights the progress with interoperability and the challenges ahead. However, it leaves us with nagging doubts about the pace of progress and whether we are addressing interoperability challenges...

Price of entry or corporate strategy: how pharma and biotech are approaching digital health

Price of entry or corporate strategy: how pharma and biotech are approaching digital health

Eliminating friction and creating value are driving investments in digital health in the pharma/ biotech sector. However, the value drivers are unique to the sector.

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