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

Healthcare IT’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ problem
Healthcare Technology Trends

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 comprehensively enough.
January 30, 2019
The battle of the health clouds
Healthcare Technology Trends

The battle of the health clouds

Several large tech firms have launched health clouds to tap into the burgeoning digital health ecosystem. However, the health cloud value proposition may not be entirely clear at this time.
November 8, 2018
Digital health investments: between a rock and a ‘kill zone’
Healthcare Technology Trends

Digital health investments: between a rock and a ‘kill zone’

Even with high levels of VC funding, startups can face a number of “kill zones” where innovators can be put out of business simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Digital health startups need a “moat.”
October 3, 2018
Digital transformation and the law of small numbers
Healthcare Technology Trends

Digital transformation and the law of small numbers

Recent studies indicate a slowdown in the shift to value-based care and a struggle to reap the benefits of digital transformation. The answer may lie in understanding the law of small numbers.
July 25, 2018
No dilemma for innovators in healthcare
Healthcare Technology Trends

No dilemma for innovators in healthcare

Despite the slow pace of adoption for new technology-enabled solutions, there is an unprecedented opportunity today in healthcare’s digital transformation today. Innovators need to operate with an abundance mindset.
June 14, 2018
Digital health’s last mile problem
Healthcare Technology Trends

Digital health’s last mile problem

The digital health landscape suffers from a highly fragmented ecosystem of point solutions and a surfeit of big technology firms with no real solutions to deploy with speed and scale. However, there are a few ways to address the challenges.
May 18, 2018
How blockchain can address the two biggest challenges in healthcare IT
Healthcare Technology Trends

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 levels.
April 27, 2018
Who ‘owns’ the healthcare consumer of the future?
Healthcare Technology Trends

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.
April 16, 2018
3 takeaways from HIMSSanity in Las Vegas
Healthcare Technology Trends

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.
March 12, 2018
Apple and the democratization of patient health records
Healthcare Technology Trends

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.
January 29, 2018
4 predictions for health care IT 2018: steady as she goes
Healthcare Technology Trends

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.
December 11, 2017
With digital health apps, we can’t always get what we want
Healthcare Technology Trends

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?
November 15, 2017
Digital health solutions: Forget the AI-washing. ROI is king.
Healthcare Technology Trends

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.rn
September 29, 2017
The NHS ransomware event and security challenges for the U.S healthcare system
Healthcare Technology Trends

The NHS ransomware event and security challenges for the U.S healthcare system

The malware attack on the U.K National Health System (NHS) draws attention to the need for urgent building code upgrades in healthcare data security. While short-term fixes may enable hospitals to recover their data and resume normal operations, long-term challenges persist in unlocking data for improved healthcare outcomes. rnrn
May 15, 2017
How unlikely collaborations are changing the future of healthcare
Healthcare Technology Trends

How unlikely collaborations are changing the future of healthcare

In the healthcare sector’s pursuit of improved medical outcomes at lower costs, the only stakeholder yet to get fully involved is the patient. That’s changing now, and unlikely collaborations are emerging to serve the involved patient. rn
March 10, 2017
Unlocking the value in patient-generated health data
Healthcare Technology Trends

Unlocking the value in patient-generated health data

Harnessing data from a multitude of sources to develop a comprehensive view of patients to drive health outcomes could be coming of age. Here’s how one health system is approaching it. rn
February 28, 2017
Healthcare Technology Trends

Healthcare’s new challenge: online reputation management

Traditional measures of patient experience are inadequate in the emerging digital health marketplace. Providers must harness social media data and manage their online reputations. Here's how one health system did it.rn
February 10, 2017
Healthcare Technology Trends

How A.I. and blockchain are driving precision medicine in 2017

Recent announcements by the ONC and the FDA for partnership programs on artificial intelligence and blockchain show us how these advanced technologies could transform healthcare, in everything from drug discovery to diagnosis and treatment.
January 17, 2017
7 (plus 1) predictions for healthcare IT in 2017
Healthcare Technology Trends

7 (plus 1) predictions for healthcare IT in 2017

I review my predictions for 2016, and offer a set of predictions for 2017 (while duly acknowledging that some things are unpredictable).rn
December 19, 2016
What a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare IT
Healthcare Technology Trends

What a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare IT

A Trump presidency will almost certainly result in some dramatic policy changes in healthcare. However, these will have a limited impact on IT investments and infrastructure and could boost the flow of dollars to healthcare IT. rn
November 10, 2016
Unpacking new HHS guidelines on healthcare data in the cloud
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Unpacking new HHS guidelines on healthcare data in the cloud

The new HHS guidelines recognize the growing importance of cloud computing in healthcare and are the right step in the bringing cloud service providers into the broader discussion on healthcare data security and privacy. However, covered entities and BAs have to unpack the guidelines and address certain gaps.rn
October 17, 2016
Healthcare analytics, big data oil and the multilane expressway
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Healthcare analytics, big data oil and the multilane expressway

Despite the promise of big data being the new “oil," adoption of analytics in the healthcare sector faces challenges and will be driven by immediate needs and maturity levels. Healthcare can look to other industries, such as financial services, as reference points to assess opportunities and determine the pace of adoption.rn
July 19, 2016
Does Brexit matter to healthcare?
Healthcare Technology Trends

Does Brexit matter to healthcare?

The global healthcare industry’s exposure to U.K is limited. Nevertheless, there will be some direct impact for sections of the industry. rn
June 24, 2016
Is digital health the snake oil of our times?
Healthcare Technology Trends

Is digital health the snake oil of our times?

Ineffective EHR and interoperability issues are significant barriers in the adoption of digital health tools. However, some market leaders are finding ways to overcome these headwinds.
June 23, 2016