How Consumerism, Technology, and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future

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Damo Consulting CEO Paddy Padmanabhan Publishes Second Book on Healthcare Digital Transformation

At a time when the healthcare industry is accelerating the adoption of telehealth and virtual care models in the wake of the pandemic, Healthcare Digital Transformation: How Consumerism, Technology, and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future (Taylor & Francis, August 2020) is an essential handbook and guide for digital health and digital transformation leaders in healthcare in response to the pandemic and changing consumer preferences.

The new book by Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting, and Edward Marx, Chief Digital Officer, The HCI Group, is a reference guide for healthcare executives and technology providers responsible for telehealth and digital front door solutions and for leaders involved in the ongoing digital transformation of the healthcare sector. It provides telehealth and digital transformation strategies for a post-pandemic era.

Based on the authors’ extensive experience as hands-on practitioners, Healthcare Digital Transformation provides actionable insights on developing enterprise digital roadmaps and implementing digital health solutions at every touchpoint in a consumer’s journey for a post-COVID-19 future. With strong backgrounds in healthcare technology, the authors provide practical insights and guidance on developing robust digital roadmaps, picking the right technology partners, and implementing enterprise digital transformation successfully using agile principles.

“The idea for the book came together as the result of the work that Ed and I did together while he was the CIO of Cleveland Clinic,” said Padmanabhan. “I am grateful to Ed for the partnership on this book. We spoke with over 150 healthcare and technology executives in writing this book. Their insights, especially with digital transformation, and their pandemic response have greatly informed the various themes we have explored in writing the book. This book provides insights on the future of healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era and healthcare’s digital transformation journey,” he adds.

“COVID-19 has forced us to rethink our options for accelerating healthcare digital transformation,” said Marx. “We need to embrace the digital health platforms in dealing with the disruption of the pandemic, find opportunities for innovation, and prepare for the post-pandemic era. My association with Paddy goes back to several years and I am once again pleased to work with him in writing this book,” he adds.

About the authors:
Paddy Padmanabhan is an award-winning business leader and entrepreneur with deep experience in healthcare technology markets. Paddy is the Founder and CEO of Damo Consulting Inc., a digital transformation and growth advisory firm focused on healthcare. He is also the author of the best-selling book The Big Unlock – Harnessing Data and Growing Digital Health Businesses in a Value-based Care Era (Archway Publishing, 2017). Paddy is the host of the highly subscribed The Big Unlock podcast on digital transformation in healthcare featuring C-level executives from the healthcare and technology sectors. He is widely published and has a by-lined column in CIO Magazine and other respected industry publications. Paddy is a graduate of the executive management program of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, and a B.S in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Edward Marx serves as the Chief Digital Officer for Tech Mahindra / HCI Health & Life Sciences division. He has served as CIO in many progressive organizations that include Cleveland Clinic, New York City Health & Hospitals, Texas Health Resources, and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Edward began his distinguished military career starting as a combat medic and finishing as a combat engineer officer. He is the author of several books including the best-selling Voices of Innovation (2019), Scenes from an Early Morning Run (2019), Extraordinary Tales of a Rather Ordinary Man (2015). In his spare time Edward races for Team USA Duathlon and loves to hike and climb mountains with his wife Simran. Edward received his bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in design, merchandising and consumer sciences, all from Colorado State University.

About Damo Consulting Inc.
Damo Consulting provides digital transformation advisory services to enable healthcare organizations navigate the technology-enabled transition to telehealth and virtual care. We bring deep industry knowledge, market insights and technology skills to help develop and implement enterprise digital roadmaps. We work with healthcare IT and digital health firms to develop and execute market growth strategies.

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