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.

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Strategic Planning

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Share Evaluation
  • Research & Benchmarking

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Operational Improvements

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

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Sales & Marketing

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

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Investor Guidance

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

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Insight

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.

Andover Pharmacy under investigation for opioid dispensing

Joe Paduda provided insight into the Injured Worker Pharmacy (IWP) business model for Boston Globe Reporter Felice Freyer’s article: Andover … Continue reading Andover Pharmacy under investigation for opioid dispensing

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Research

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

FOLLOWUP: The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation

HSA conducted a 2nd survey of workers’ comp pros to learn their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 and how … Continue reading FOLLOWUP: The Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Compensation

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Speaking

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, helen@kingknight.com, 813-690-4787.

Joe Paduda Presents CSIA Webinar on Facility Costs, Drivers and Solutions

Among COVID-19 and delayed surgeries, reductions in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, rising unemployment and other economic pressures, hospitals are having a tough … Continue reading Joe Paduda Presents CSIA Webinar on Facility Costs, Drivers and Solutions

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Sep
22

Consolidation in work comp services – comments on Conduent

Joe Paduda

As we march thru the list of big bigger and likely gonna-be-biggest WC services entities, we are now at the single service providers. This won’t take much time.  Conduent is the leader in market share in workers’ comp bill review … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – comments on Conduent

Sep
14

Consolidation in work comp services – Opining on Optum’s future

Joe Paduda

Last week we pondered Paradigm’s future, before that we mused about Mitchell’s. Today we opine about Optum. First, a little history. Back in the Pleistocene, I worked for what was then UHC.  United Healthcare was considered the best managed care company … Continue reading Consolidation in work comp services – Opining on Optum’s future

Sep
9

The state of the industry – pharmacy management in workers’ comp.

Joe Paduda

29 payers responded to this year’s Survey, ranging from very large TPAs to small state funds, from small guarantee associations to large insured employers and insurers. As always, no individually-identifiable information is disclosed or contained in the Survey report. Here’s … Continue reading The state of the industry – pharmacy management in workers’ comp.