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.

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 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.


Walls or windows?

Joe Paduda

This email arrived earlier this week; I really enjoyed your newsletters until you started showing your political side; It’s unfortunate that you had to make that known to your audience. I’ll leave aside the fact that I’ve been “showing my … Continue reading Walls or windows?


Long Covid’s impact on workers’ comp

Joe Paduda

Is the subject of a WCRI webinar at 2 pm eastern TODAY. No charge, but there’s a limit of 500 registrants.  Register here. The webinar follows publication of WCRI’s Dr. Bogdan Savych’s study of Long COVID’s impact on workers’ comp … Continue reading Long Covid’s impact on workers’ comp


Not invented here

Joe Paduda

If we didn’t invent it, it didn’t need to be invented.  That’s an expansion of the well-known “not invented here” meme, one far too common among workers’ comp insurers, TPAs, health plans and other large organizations. We have all encountered … Continue reading Not invented here