Sashi Padarthy

Sashi Padarthy is an AVP within Cognizant Consulting’s Healthcare Practice, leading digital strategy and transformation services. For more than 20 years, Sashi has helped healthcare organizations in the areas of  strategy, transformation, innovation, technology-enabled strategy, new product development, value-based care and operational improvement. He is a Sloan Fellow from the London Business School. Sashi can be reached at and

Time for Health Payers to Go Virtual-First

The pandemic has forever changed the role of technology in healthcare and the experience and expectations of health consumers. Before the pandemic, virtual care saw relatively low usage among patients and providers. Last spring, its use surged to 51% of physician visits. Although that declined to 17% when doctors’ offices and other service sites reopened […]

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Connecting the Dots in Digital Healthcare

When I walked the show floor at HIMSS17, the largest healthcare IT conference in our nation, it was immediately apparent that “digital” is leading the transformation of healthcare. More than 1,300 vendors, with foundations rooted in technology, advertised their “connected health” or “digital health” solutions. You name it, and it was on view: analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud, augmented […]

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