Ashwin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

AshwinPatel 200x300 Ashwin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.Co-Founder of InquisitHealth

Areas of Expertise:

Payer marketing
Provider marketing
Health IT
Patient management

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Education:

M.D., Weill-Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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
B.A., Cornell University, Biology, Economics

Biography:

Ashwin R. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., is a health care economist and physician who conducts research at the interface of medicine and economics, while working to create technological solutions to help improve the health care system. Ashwin has worked with solo physician offices, large specialty group practices, and hospitals systems to improve workflow, reduce costs, and improve quality. Beyond this work, Ashwin is a vegan food enthusiast who enjoys travel.

Key Research Findings:

HMO market share is driven by advertising promoting quality.
“Effect of Advertising on HMO Market Shares: Instrumental Variables Analysis”

Targeted marketing enables payers to favorably select risk.
“Health Risk Selection and Advertising: A Look Beyond Anecdotes”

Payers mitigate the effect of negative report card ratings through targeted advertisement campaigns.
“Strategic Role of Advertising in (De-)Leveraging Quality Report Cards”