Our expertise
Business opportunity and strategy development
User research and insights
Solution ideation, clinical pathway and service design
Regulatory, technology, and reimbursement strategy
Business opportunity and strategy development

We help our clients to understand the digital health landscape, map opportunities, and define innovative strategies that meet organizational goals and commercial objectives.

“It’s important to align internal stakeholders on business goals, and clearly demonstrate how digital health can be used to achieve them.

By doing this with our clients, we can define a strategy that provides a realistic path for development and market launch, ensuring successful execution.”

Brian Flatley
Brian Flatley VP Consulting Services,
S3 Connected Health
User research and insights

We use behavioral analysis and patient-journey mapping to discover the unmet needs and pain points for patients, clinicians, payors, and providers.


"You have to view things from the end-user's perspective when designing digital health solutions. We use behavioral science and health psychology approaches to analyze the patient journey for a condition. This allows us to understand their unmet needs and the core barriers to treatment, then determine how and where a solution can help.

Patient research is fundamental to this process. You can read everything there is about different conditions and treatment approaches but speaking to people who live with a given condition really brings it to life. Everyone is different, and they will require a different level of support to manage their health"

Eva Cooney
Eva Cooney Consultant,
S3 Connected Health
Solution ideation, clinical pathway and service design

We design solutions that deliver value, secure adoption, and integrate into clinical pathways.

“The aim for us is to identify the real piece of value that a solution will deliver to make a difference in a person’s life. It is the core of a solution, upon which future iterations can be built and scaled.

We then look at how this solution will integrate into clinical workflows and design a service that fits into patients’ lived experience.

It's important to validate the concept and refine the solution. We develop rapid prototypes, and conduct user needs assessment and acceptability testing to define the solution that goes to market.”

Brian Flatley
Brian Flatley VP Consulting Services,
S3 Connected Health
Regulatory, technology, and reimbursement strategy

We outline a detailed regulatory roadmap that allows us to efficiently take digital health solutions through validation, certification, and reimbursement.

"You need a clear regulatory roadmap in place from the start. This determines the classification of a solution, which impacts the product development and approval timeline, evidence requirements and clinical validation, and even pricing and reimbursement strategy.

It's not enough to think about the first version of your product here. Changing intended use and/or classification at a later stage can be complex and costly, so you need to think about the entire roadmap throughout the product life cycle.”

Padraig Maguire
Padraig Maguire Head of Quality & Regulatory Affairs,
S3 Connected Health
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