Meet The Healthcare Digital Transformation Experts

Your partner in digital transformation and health IT growth

Damo Consulting is a digital transformation and strategic growth advisory firm serving healthcare enterprises and the technology companies that support them. We specialize in digital and growth strategy, actionable healthcare market intelligence, and branded thought leadership for our clients.

The Team

The Team

Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

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The Team

Providing Strategic Consulting Across the Digital Health Landscape

Since 2012, Damo Consulting has been working with leading healthcare enterprises on technology strategy and digital transformation. We have also worked with some of the leading technology firms and emerging health IT companies to transform their brands and accelerate growth. 

Explore our clients stories across the digital health landscape

The Damo Consulting Team: Real-World Experience in Health IT + Recognized Thought Leadership in Healthcare

Our Vision

We envision digitally-enabled health systems and technology partners collaborating to deliver a superior care experience and promote better health outcomes for healthcare consumers around the world.

Our Mission

As a preferred advisory partner and expert in digital transformation strategies, we are committed to supporting healthcare enterprises with digital health innovation while helping technology providers seize the opportunity for growth through the right market strategies.

Meet the Founder

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"COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation timelines. I urge my clients to think holistically about enterprise transformation while planning for a digital future. Healthcare digital transformation requires a structured roadmap and a clear set of priorities to determine the best technology choices and implementation strategies. Fortunately, that’s exactly the kind of problem solving that my team and I enjoy most. Along the way, I also get to connect and work with some of the brightest leaders in healthcare and technology."

– Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting

  • 20+ years of experience in healthcare IT as senior leader with global consulting firms such as Accenture
  • Built and led a $150 million IT consulting business, held leadership roles in successful healthcare analytics startups
  • Recognized for thought leadership in healthcare in the digital transformation and emerging technology space, publishes widely in leading industry and tech publications
  • Co-author of Healthcare Digital Transformation – How Consumerism, Technology and Pandemic are Accelerating the Future (Taylor & Francis, Aug 2020), along with Edward W. Marx
  • Also author of the book “The Big Unlock”, and host of The Big Unlock podcast featuring senior healthcare and technology executives

The Team

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Amanda Havard

Product and Design Strategist

Amanda specializes in translating an organization’s needs and visions into a usable, human-centered technology or process. She helps founders and executives bring innovative ideas to life by effectively collaborating across business, policy, strategy, technical, data, and design teams. Through extensive work in the public health space, she collaborated with health plan and health system leadership, and state and federal officials to build an enterprise SaaS platform that transformed assessment processes for Medicaid patients and community health workers into smoother workflows that ultimately saved money, time, and expedited care authorization and delivery. In this role, she dove deeply into health policy, health data privacy, and has become an advocate for patient civil rights.

Amanda Havard is a former startup founder, tech strategist, and entrepreneurially-minded executive who lives to bring usable software to the areas that lack it. Leveraging her background in cognitive development from her time as a research fellow at the Peabody Research Institute at Vanderbilt University, she applies what we understand about how people think to design technology people can use and processes that help people thrive.

From digital media to public policy, from digital therapeutics to enterprise work tools, she insists that the world we live in and the businesses we build can be better if we invest in better experiences and better technology.

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Arpita Bose Das

Brand transformation & marketing operations

Arpita is a marketing professional with over twelve years of experience in content marketing, research, marketing communication, and corporate communication. 

At Damo consulting she manages the company’s end-to-end marketing communication, internal communications, business and brand messaging, social media, media relations, and brand and marketing strategy. She is the brand custodian for brand Damo Consulting and The Big Unlock. Arpita has a knack for finding solutions and templatizing processes that helps Damo Consulting increase its brand impact with limited resources. Arpita has contributed to setting up the company’s collaboration platforms that enable everyone to work effectively across time zones.

Arpita is good at managing and organizing projects and events. She works closely with CXOs and marketing teams to plan and execute key brand and organizational initiatives. She has worked with several organizations in the technology space and brings with her the experience of working with stakeholders across the marketing value chain.

Arpita is a graduate of Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University. She has a Master’s in English and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Communications.

Blaine Anderson

Digital Health Product Innovator

Blaine Anderson is an experienced entrepreneur, executive, growth strategist, operator with over 25 years of experience accelerating innovative product development in Healthcare through Design Thinking and User Centered Design.

Blaine specializes in human-centered design to create digital products that deliver sustainable, profitable growth for business. He has worked with large companies and startups across a broad spectrum of the healthcare vertical, using a human-centered design approach to uncover and turn insights into innovative products based on real customer needs, new technical possibilities, and business viability.

Blaine is currently CEO of OtherLeft, a strategic design and innovation consultancy that leverages human-centered design to create digital products that deliver sustainable, profitable growth for clients in digital health. He is one of the founders of a leading healthcare-focused digital strategy, design and development agency, PointClear, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Before beginning his entrepreneurial journey in 2006, Blaine spent over 15 years at NASA, specializing in the testing large space structures in the Space Station and Shuttle program

Bhawna Mishra

Digital Marketing

Bhawna has over seven years of experience in the marketing communication industry, including content marketing, social media marketing, and public relations. She creates, maintains, and manages content for company’s social media channels. She assists in designing digital marketing strategies by planning and executing digital marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and monitors company’s social media presence. Bhawna is also responsible for assisting media relations for the company and manages the end-to-end production of The Big Unlock Podcast.

Prior to Damo, she has worked with several public relations companies and have handled clients across industry verticals. Bhawna holds a Post-Graduation degree in M.S. in Communication from Garden City College, Bangalore.

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Dominick Grillas

Technology Strategy and Sourcing

Dominick is a subject matter expert in global sourcing, IT service Management, strategy and process optimization with over 25 years of experience around the world.

He held leadership positions in Europe and the USA with Cap Gemini, Keane and Wipro, driving technology and process outsourcing and reengineering, organizational design, strategy execution and IT redeployment for leading Fortune 500 clients.

Author of numerous articles, white papers and methodology manuals, Dominick is a regular speaker at events and conferences, including topics blending technology and business such as Risk Management and Strategic Agility.

Dominick is a graduate of Bordeaux University (France) with multiple BAs and a Pocket MBA by Boston University / Questrom School of Business, in addition to numerous technology certifications.

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Fred Pennic

Digital Strategy and Patient Engagement

Fred Pennic is a healthcare technology digital transformation leader with 17 years of experience successfully leading engagements in assessments, change management, project management, PMO optimization, governance, healthcare innovation, performance improvement, technology implementations/oversight, strategic planning, and workflow optimization. Prior experience working in healthcare technology consulting practices at consulting firms Accenture, Deloitte, and The Chartis Group managing multi-phase PMO healthcare technology initiatives across multiple organizations from inception to closure. Proven record of successfully leading digital transformation initiatives across healthcare organizations from inception to closure.

Josh Rothman

Digital Health Product Innovator

Josh specializes in strategic design and innovation that leverages human-centered design to create digital products that deliver sustainable, profitable growth for clients in digital health. He has developed his product and design expertise over two decades of hands-on project work and leadership. He knows what it takes to create world-class solutions, from the smallest detail to the big ideas that shape workflows and outcomes.

Josh specializes in design thinking to ensure the right problems are solved at the right time. By using a user-centered design approach, he understands the behaviors, pain points, goals, environments, and skillsets of his users. He is a strong advocate for “simplifying the complex”.

He is a partner at OtherLeft, a design consultancy, and was previously the Director of UX at a leading healthcare-focused digital strategy, design and development agency. Other endeavors include Vice President of Product for a bundled payments services company and Director of UX for a leading EHR product company where he was a member of the senior leadership team and led a nationwide physician advisory board.

Joyoti Goswami

Healthcare Technology

Joyoti is a physician with varied experience in clinical practice, pharma consulting and Healthcare information technology. She has worked with several EMRs including Allscripts, AthenaHealth, GE Perioperative and Nextgen. Her core areas of interest are clinical informatics, EMR content development, Interoperability & Integration and Health data analytics. She has a post-graduation in Bioinformatics.

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Kaushik Dutta

Market Intelligence and Research

Kaushik is the head of research operations at Damo Consulting. He leads research initiatives of the company including DamoIntelTM platform, which is a comprehensive database of digital health programs and technology initiatives across healthcare.

With a decade of research and advisory experience, he has led many projects in the area of market/ competitive intelligence, GTM, vendor assessment, M&A partner assessment, for client organizations such as health systems, digital start-ups, and IT service providers. He supports the enterprise healthcare organizations’ in their pursuit for building digital health strategies with tailored data and insights.

Kaushik holds an MBA degree, with several certifications in areas such as healthcare IT, and data analytics.

Ramesh Raghavan

Digital Strategy

Ramesh Raghavan is a healthcare digital transformation leader and mentor facilitating the ongoing journey to digitize healthcare organizations. In this role he mentors business and technology leaders to strategically align the digital journey with the organizational mission and goals. He brings a strong understanding of healthcare mandates, patient journey across care management and payment for the same as well as technology that will enable seamless transitions. His skills in risk analysis and mitigation to future proof business initiatives is enabled by his choice of appropriate technology that optimize the cost and performance of the solutions.

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Sanjith kumar

Technology and Design

Sanjith is a web and graphic designer with six years of experience in working with Adobe products and WordPress. At Damo Consulting, he is involved in designing, maintaining, and up-keeping of the Damo Consulting and Big Unlock websites. He is responsible for designing all content assets for Damo Consulting and keeping the brand of the company intact. He has hands on experience in developing front-end (HTML,CSS,Javascript) and back-end (VB,C#,PHP/Mysql) programming languages.

Sanjith is a Graduate in Information Technology under the faculty of Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University and holds a MBA in Information Systems.

Scott Frederick, RN BSN MSHI

Advisor Healthcare Delivery Strategist

Scott Frederick is an experienced clinician, executive, healthcare technologist with over 20 years of experience designing, developing and implementing innovative clinical delivery models and technologies.

Scott specializes in working with healthcare stakeholders, user experience designers and developers to improve patient and provider workflows while achieving optimal health and business outcomes. He has advised numerous startup, as well as industry leaders with launching new products and refactoring existing platforms.

Scott is currently an advisor to OtherLeft, a strategic design and innovation consultancy and is also the founder of RPM Advisory Group, a remote patient monitoring and telehealth consulting company focused on helping wearable technology companies with commercialization strategies. Prior to founding RPM, Scott spent over 16 years as a critical nurse and healthcare informaticist.

Board of Advisors

Edward Marx

Edward Marx has served as Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic, a $10 billion medical system where he was responsible for the development and execution of IT strategic planning and governance, driving optimal resource utilization, and team development and organizational support. He was also responsible for developing leaders and leveraging digital healthcare technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Edward served as Senior Vice President/ CIO of Texas Health Resources. In 2015, he spent over two years as Executive Vice President of the Advisory Board, providing IT leadership and strategy for New York City Health & Hospital.

Edward began his healthcare service as a janitor while in high school where his commitment to patient care began. He later served as an anesthesia technician before transitioning to the information technology field. Concurrent with his healthcare career, Edward served as an Army combat medic before becoming a combat engineer officer.

Harry D. Fox

Harry D. Fox

Harry has broad experience with information systems and over thirty years working in IT leadership roles. He has a strong background and a focus on cybersecurity, healthcare systems, and strategic architecture. He has extensive experience in eCommerce, large scale systems development, data warehousing and business analytics. Experience in emerging strategy for cloud, blockchain and big data.

Harry was the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Shared Services Executive at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield from 2011 to mid-2018. CareFirst is a $9.0 billion not-for-profit health care company offering a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.2 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.

From mid-2008-2011, Harry was the regional CIO for Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  Harry had overall accountability for all IT products and services delivered to the Mid-Atlantic region, including KP’s Electronic Medical Record System (EMR), EPIC.

From 1999 to Mid 2008, Harry was a VP of Information Technology at Coventry Health Care (now Aetna), a national managed health care company.  His responsibilities included: all Internet, e-Commerce, EDI, Information Management, Data Warehousing and Business Reporting initiatives from strategy through implementation.

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John Glaser

John Glaser Ph.D was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Past-President of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Since 2015, John has been a senior executive with Cerner. He joined Cerner as a part of the Siemens Health Services acquisition, where he was Chief Executive Officer. John is focused on advancing Cerner’s strategies and thought leadership position in the industry.

Prior to Siemens, John was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Partners HealthCare. He also previously served as Vice President of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has been a Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum.

John is currently a member of the boards of InTouch Health, the American Telemedicine Association, the eHealth Initiative, PatientPing and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Shantanu Nigam

Shantanu is a veteran entrepreneur with a passion for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and patient wellness. His drive is fueled by a unique background that spans healthcare and the transformative AI technology that has changed the way complex problems are understood and solved today.

Shantanu is the Managing Partner of SeedToB, a venture capital and private equity firm focused on healthcare AI startups. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Jvion, a leading healthcare AI company that offers a range of clinical AI applications that prevent avoidable harm, optimize utilization, and improve health outcomes. Founded on top of a unique eigen vector based clustering math, Jvion was instrumental in defining Prescriptive Analytics market segment in clinical space. Jvion was rated by KLAS as the #1 Clinical AI company in the country both in terms of number of clients served as well as revenue.

Shantanu’s career path started in the late 90s when he founded an AI company that was shifting search algorithms from keyword-based to intent driven through the use of Eigenspace. Shantanu moved into Accenture’s Healthcare practice where he helped bring to market some of Accenture’s most innovative and leading-edge offerings. Shantanu earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in India.

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