Adam Powell

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. is President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a management advisory and operational consulting firm focused on the managed care and healthcare delivery industries. A healthcare economist and published author, Dr. Powell's specialty as a consultant is using quantitative techniques to examine issues concerning technology, operations, and firm decision making. His peer-reviewed research has focused on improving healthcare quality in mHealth (mobile health) and in high-cost areas of medicine, especially those subject to prior authorization. He manages the outcomes research alliance between HealthHelp and Humana. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR): Mental Health and on the Scientific Advisory Board of PsyberGuide. He additionally is known for his expertise in global health informatics, and has lectured extensively in Asia. Dr. Powell holds a Doctorate and Master's degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Health Care Management and Economics. He also holds Bachelor's degrees in Management Science and Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Powell is a member of the adjunct faculty of Northeastern University, where he teaches students in the Health Informatics Graduate Program. He additionally serves on the Visiting Faculty of the Indian School of Business, where he teaches a post-graduate course on Health IT.

Trusting Science in Times of Uncertainty

December 01, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there have been repeated calls to “trust the science.” The first definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary for the word “science” is “the state of knowing,” while the third definition is “knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of...

Health Care in Digital India

July 20, 2017

The groundwork has already been laid for digital health care in India. When hospitals store health information electronically, it provides patients with a number of benefits. Digital storage enables hospitals to quickly search across a patient’s medical history, finding potential allergies, conflicting drugs, and prior procedures that may impact care. Computers...