Smart Moves. Winning Strategies.

Making the right moves at the right time makes all the difference between mediocrity and success.  Joe Paduda’s well-deserved reputation for keen insight and deep knowledge gives him unparalleled access to the industry’s key executives and decision makers.  Health Strategy Associates delivers timely and actionable advice to help clients build their brands, enter new markets, differentiate their services, increase sales, and make wise acquisitions. We bring an unbiased, open approach to the challenges and opportunities facing your company and draw on years of experience, continuous industry analysis and a keen understanding of economic drivers to help you make the right moves. Contact Joe Paduda to explore a consulting engagement.


Strategic Planning

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Share Evaluation
  • Research & Benchmarking


Operational Improvements

  • Performance assessment
  • Vendor Evaluation and Selection
  • Process Analysis and Recommendations
  • Feasibility Studies


Sales & Marketing

  • Product/Service Development
  • Positioning and Messaging
  • Coaching and Professional Development
  • Goal-Setting


Investor Guidance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Market sizing
  • Assessment services



A sought-after media source, Joe constantly monitors the healthcare landscape and calls on exceptional analytical skills and 30 years of experience to deliver a fresh perspective.

Paduda on Single-Payer & Comp

WorkersCompensation, March 13, 2019, Paduda to make the case for single-payer healthcare.



Conducting surveys on important industry issues helps detect trends and discover solutions.

2018 Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation

Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation (PDF) The Fifteenth Annual Survey Report (based on 2017 data) Over the last eight … Continue reading 2018 Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation



A gifted speaker, popular at major conferences and corporate meetings, Joe Paduda is adept at converting complex issues into manageable knowledge that audiences can immediately apply. To schedule Joe, contact Helen King Patterson,, 813-690-4787.

April 23-24 – 2019 LWCC Provider Conference

Mark your calendars for April 23-24 when Joe Paduda will be speaking at the LWCC Provider Conference in New Orleans. … Continue reading April 23-24 – 2019 LWCC Provider Conference features Joe’s thoughts, opinion – and often — breaking news.  Subscribe here.


Research roundup

Joe Paduda

The information every work comp professional needs is ready – the annual comparison of every state’s workers comp laws is available here.  Put together by the experts at WCRI and IAIABC, it includes laws for each of Canada’s provinces too. … Continue reading Research roundup


The buyer – user disconnect, aka the Shiny Object problem

Joe Paduda

Sorry, too darn busy this week to get my usual 4 or so posts in. Had a very interesting conversation with a work comp services exec earlier this week which got me thinking about “portals” – those internet entry points … Continue reading The buyer – user disconnect, aka the Shiny Object problem


Where single payer works – part 1

Joe Paduda

I’m reading Uwe Reinhardt’s last book, Priced Out. Reinhardt, a universally respected and admired economist with a strong focus on healthcare, died in late 2017. He left a legacy of curiosity and compassion – and practical results. Reinhardt was instrumental … Continue reading Where single payer works – part 1