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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  • 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


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  • 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.

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



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



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.

Joe Paduda Explores E Payments in Workers’ Comp in Webinar

E-Payments and Workers’ Comp: The Industry’s Move to Electronic Payments  March 18 at 1pm EST/10am PST Presented by Change Healthcare … Continue reading Joe Paduda Explores E Payments in Workers’ Comp in Webinar features Joe’s thoughts, opinion – and often — breaking news.  Subscribe here.


The invasion of the techies

Joe Paduda

Artificial intelligence.  Block chain.  Wearables. Smart phones. Chatbots. Various combinations thereof. All these tech wonder-things are working their way into workers’ comp…or at least trying to. I’ve been tracking this sporadically (who has time to monitor all the press releases … Continue reading The invasion of the techies


Sedgwick buys Orchid Medical

Joe Paduda

Sedgwick has acquired Orchid Medical in what is the giant TPA’s latest move to add more services to its portfolio. Sedgwick hasn’t posted on this yet; when it does it should be here. Over the last few years Sedgwick added … Continue reading Sedgwick buys Orchid Medical


NCCI’s take on medical cost drivers, part 2

Joe Paduda

Last week I posted on Raji Chadarevian and Sean Cooper’s excellent presentation at AIS. Here’s my what-this-means-for-you takeaways. Drug spend decline While NCCI’s reporting that dollars for drugs now account for 7 percent of annual isn’t too much of a … Continue reading NCCI’s take on medical cost drivers, part 2