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.

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.

The 2023 Survey of Workers’ Compensation Bill Review.

H S A’s 4th survey on the topic sought payers’ opinions and perceptions about bill review in workers’ comp, paying … Continue reading The 2023 Survey of Workers’ Compensation Bill Review.



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 To Speak at LWCC’s OMNET Forum

Joe Paduda is speaking twice during LWCC’s 2023 OMNET® Forum for Medical Providers.  On Friday, Jan. 27, starting at 8:15 … Continue reading Joe Paduda To Speak at LWCC’s OMNET Forum features Joe’s thoughts, opinion – and often — breaking news.  Subscribe here.


Good news Friday!

Joe Paduda

Here’s stuff to brighten your day… Our cities and rural areas are getting safer. Overall crime rates have dropped – a lot... unless you own a Kia or Hyundai.   Murder rates are dropping as well Net – safer cities and … Continue reading Good news Friday!


A.I.: The Basics

Joe Paduda

AI is all over healthcare, from assisting in diagnosis to evaluating new medicines, from allocating resources to triage. Sure, there’s enormous potential – there’s also big risks. At last fall’s National Work Comp conference AI was all over the exhibit … Continue reading A.I.: The Basics


Rural hospitals – and healthcare – are in deep trouble.

Joe Paduda

With the unwinding of Medicaid post-COVID emergency, rural healthcare is falling deeper into financial trouble. Consulting form Chartis just published their review of rural healthcare…among the findings The unwinding issue is exacerbating problems in states that failed to expand Medicaid…the … Continue reading Rural hospitals – and healthcare – are in deep trouble.