Paddy Padmanabhan

Paddy Padmanabhan

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Paddy Padmanabhan is the author of the best-selling book Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future. He is the founder and CEO of Damo Consulting, a digital transformation advisory firm that works with healthcare enterprises and digital health companies. He is the host of The Big Unlock, a podcast focusing on healthcare digital transformation. He is also the author of the book 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.

Articles by Paddy Padmanabhan

3 things healthcare can learn from PayPal
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3 things healthcare can learn from PayPal

The simple and elegant interfaces that companies like PayPal, Apple and Google have developed make it easy for consumers to transact on their platforms. Here are three things I healthcare can learn in the next three years to dramatically improve the healthcare experience for consumers. rn
June 10, 2016
Apple’s new CareKit apps are great news for consumers. If.
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Apple’s new CareKit apps are great news for consumers. If.

The last mile in healthcare, the place where healthcare consumers meet healthcare providers, is a cauldron of technology-led innovation today. Apple's CareKit apps join a burgeoning ecosystem that's trying to rewrite the rules.
May 2, 2016
Invisible analytics and the last mile in healthcare
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Invisible analytics and the last mile in healthcare

Increasing consumerism means that patients have to feel like they are partners in their health care. Improved user experience design in technology and real-time analytics at the last mile that is invisible and improves the quality of the physician-patient interaction may hold the key to the future of healthcare.rn
April 13, 2016
How technology-enabled partnerships empower consumers battling healthcare costs
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How technology-enabled partnerships empower consumers battling healthcare costs

The shifting burden of financial responsibility towards consumers is driving them to shop around for health care services. New technology platforms and partnerships are emerging to help consumers and insurers alike with products designed to help drive competition and drive down healthcare costs.rn
April 1, 2016
How Quest and Inovalon have unlocked value in healthcare analytics
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How Quest and Inovalon have unlocked value in healthcare analytics

Most analytics programs struggle with operationalization of analytics platforms that work “offline” and do not integrate into day to day clinical workflow. The transition to value based care requires analytics to be front and center in point of care decisions. rn
March 17, 2016
Connected Health and IoT in healthcare delivery:  Are we ready?
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Connected Health and IoT in healthcare delivery: Are we ready?

Connected health and IoT can be powerful forces for change in healthcare delivery. Conflicting reimbursement models and low adoption rates for mHealth applications are among the issues we need to address.
February 29, 2016
3 factors that will impact the growth of IoT in healthcare
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3 factors that will impact the growth of IoT in healthcare

By all accounts, the world of healthcare wearables is witnessing a boom, fueled by heightened awareness of health and fitness. However, the growth of the IoT movement will be determined by these three key factors.
January 14, 2016
5 healthcare technology predictions for 2016
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5 healthcare technology predictions for 2016

Technology investments will accelerate to take on consumerism and competition. However, issues like interoperability will carry forward into 2016.
December 9, 2015
Healthcare analytics: Early days for many, significant progress for some
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Healthcare analytics: Early days for many, significant progress for some

Recent surveys seem to suggest that the hype of analytics is overhanging reality by a significant margin. However, it's early days yet, and there are pockets of excellence, such as Adventist Health System in Florida, that are making significant progress.
November 30, 2015
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Healthcare consumerism is here – or is it really?

There is no doubt that we have entered the era of healthcare consumerism. What does consumerism look like and what could hold it back from reaching maturity anytime soon?
November 6, 2015
Why Quest Diagnostics is an important showcase for healthcare partnerships and IT innovation
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Why Quest Diagnostics is an important showcase for healthcare partnerships and IT innovation

Quest’s recent partnerships will have to stand the test of time to deliver incremental value to the business, especially the one with Inovalon, which launched in October. Regardless of how that goes, innovation through partnerships with companies that were hitherto service providers or even competitors may become the new normal for a healthcare sector in transition - and CIOs need to take heed.
October 16, 2015
Skating to the puck: Medtech in transition
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Skating to the puck: Medtech in transition

At Advamed2015, the Medtech industry seemed to be looking to go beyond selling 'widgets' in a fee-for-service world, and become more of solution providers, while embracing the growing consumerism sweeping across healthcare. However, there are significant challenges the industry faces today.
October 12, 2015
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Salesforce dreams of a world beyond Patient Records with Health Cloud

Salesforce’s Health Cloud articulates a bold vision – go beyond patient records and build patient relationships. They have signed on some marquee clients and some solid partnerships. What makes this different and why will this succeed ?
September 14, 2015
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IBM’s insatiable appetite for healthcare data

There’s obviously a great sense of urgency to realize the full potential of Watson, but for that to happen, IBM needs data – and lots of it. Can Watson 'see' far enough into the future to tell if it’s going out play out as expected?
August 13, 2015
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The creepiness factor in healthcare data analytics

Today, we are on the cusp of unlocking the potential of data in the practice of evidence-based medicine and population health management. There are great benefits than can unfold from the use of multiple data sources, but we need to balance it with privacy concerns and unintended consequences.
August 4, 2015
Key factors driving cloud analytics in healthcare
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Key factors driving cloud analytics in healthcare

While there are several advantages to deploying cloud-based solutions, the most important concern around the use of cloud models is information security. High profile data breaches at Anthem, Premera and other healthcare organizations have made CIOs understandably nervous about cloud hosting. Here’s a checklist of what to consider when deploying a cloud model for analytics.
July 28, 2015
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What the digital health revolution means for us

The digital health revolution is being driven partly by a need for more consumer-oriented health solutions. In the first half of 2015, 136 new companies raised more than $2 million each. This may be the most leading indicator that the digital health revolution is inexorably pushing the status quo out of existence.
July 14, 2015
The democratization of predictive analytics
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The democratization of predictive analytics

Predictive analytics vendors are providing out-of-the box tools that can appeal to business users. Does this mean doom and gloom for data scientists and applied math experts?
April 24, 2015
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Blood, sweat and tears: The HIMSS juggernaut of 2015

The battle for the minds of the IT buyer, the healthcare consumer, and the policymakers rages for weeks before, during, and after the healthcare IT's biggest annual event. This year's HIMSS conference featured two prominent, headline-grabbing battle cries.
April 17, 2015
Operationalizing healthcare analytics: A ‘plecosystem’ approach
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Operationalizing healthcare analytics: A ‘plecosystem’ approach

The gap in the operationalization of analytics – in other words, taking complex mathematical models and algorithms and making them actionable by integrating them into an end-to-end process requires a holistic approach that involves multiple components.
April 9, 2015
Healthcare analytics: 4 things impacting the adoption rate
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Healthcare analytics: 4 things impacting the adoption rate

Recent surveys on healthcare analytics provide encouraging news about the increase in adoption rates for analytics. However, they indicate some headwinds as well that are likely to impact adoption rates.
March 31, 2015
Premera data breach: 3 things healthcare enterprises could do
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Premera data breach: 3 things healthcare enterprises could do

The issue of infrastructure and information security has now climbed to the very top of the CEO’s agenda in healthcare organizations. Here are three things that healthcare enterprises could do as they prepare to take on this challenge.
March 20, 2015
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Forget CIO vs CMO: Worry about the CIA of data

The debate today in healthcare comes down to data and how the data can be used to target patient populations for new offerings and treatment decisions. Chief Analytics Officers (CAO) and Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIO) who are responsible for driving the use of advanced analytics for clinical, operational, and financial outcomes have to worry about one thing: the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of data in decision support.
March 12, 2015
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Why a Chief Data Scientist in the White House is a Big Deal for Healthcare

We are in an exciting but early stage of unleashing the power of big data for overall improvements in standard of living and quality of life – healthcare stands to benefit greatly from a rigorous application of advanced analytics. The appointment of the Chief Data Scientist for our nation could not have come at a better time.
February 23, 2015
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The Outsourcing Conundrum: Recompete, Restructure or Renegotiate?

Several things can fall through the cracks in the initial months after signing a multi-year outsourcing contract. CIO’s need to anticipate and prepare for these challenges in the initial months of a contract.
February 17, 2015
What the Anthem Data Breach Says About the Vulnerability of Healthcare IT
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What the Anthem Data Breach Says About the Vulnerability of Healthcare IT

The Anthem data breach, along with other highly publicized cases like Sony and Target , tell us that corporate information systems are fighting a losing battle against hackers. Large health systems are most vulnerable due to their outdated IT infrastructure.
February 10, 2015
Move Over, Big Data. Here Comes the Internet of Things. Or Not.
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Move Over, Big Data. Here Comes the Internet of Things. Or Not.

Big data has been replaced by Internet of Things as this year's favorite topic. Here are 3 reasons why the Internet of Things (IoT) business isn't all that it’s cracked up to be, and why the hype will overhang reality by wide margin for some time to come.
February 2, 2015