Michael Housman, Ph.D.

Michael G. Housman, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise:

Health IT
Health care quality
Specialty providers
Medical devices


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
A.B., Harvard College, Health Care Policy


Michael G. Housman, Ph.D. is a health economist with more than ten years of experience performing health services research and working directly with stakeholders to interpret and use the findings of rigorous analysis.  His research has been featured in major domestic and international conferences, as well as published in top peer-reviewed academic journals.  Prior to joining Payer+Provider, he was Managing Director in the Applied Science group at Pascal Metrics Inc., a leading provider of patient safety and risk management services to hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide.  Over his career, he has worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Lewin Group, The Urban Institute, and the RAND Corporation.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and scuba diving.

Key Research Findings:

While ASCs exit rates do not appear to be affected by hospital density, hospitals not only tend to exit markets with high levels of hospital competition but also experience high exit rates in markets with high ASC density.
“Ambulatory Surgery Centers and General Hospitals Competition: Entry Decisions and Strategic Choices”

Venture capital firms play some role in fostering new firmentry, but they play a more pronounced role in fostering successful firm exit.
“Market Entry and Exit by Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies Funded by Venture Capital,”

Hospitals experience a reduction in cost resulting from their health IT expenditure approximately 3-5 years from the time of investment.
“The Relationship Between IT Investment and Hospital Quality”