Adam Powell, Ph.D.

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Areas of Expertise:

Healthcare reform
Health IT
Provider claims analysis
Medical technology purchasing

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Ph.D., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Health Care Management & Economics
M.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Health Care Management & Economics
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Management Science
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Writing


Adam C. Powell, Ph.D., is President of Payer+Provider Syndicate. He is a healthcare economist known for his expertise in healthcare finance, healthcare technology adoption, and operationally-oriented problem solving. 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.

Outside of his consulting and academic work, Dr. Powell provides thought leadership through both expert networks and the media. Dr. Powell has been featured in over one hundred articles from outlets including JAMA, CNN, Forbes, Fox, Inc., CBS News, NBC News, Reuters, U.S. News and World Report, The Advisory Board, The Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo! Finance, Becker’s Hospital Review, Fierce, Healthcare Finance News, HealthLeaders Media, KevinMD, mHIMSS, Modern Healthcare, Minyanville, and Seeking Alpha.

Key Research Findings:

Trauma departments capture less revenue per patient when under high workload.
“Physician Workload and Hospital Revenue: Overworked Physicians Generate Less Revenue Per Patient”

A hospital’s uncertainty over whether a CT machine will meet customer desires more strongly influences its purchasing decision than its uncertainty over whether it will meet financial objectives.
“Perspectives on Firm Decision Making During Risky Technology Acquisitions”