Dr. Adam Powell Appointed to the Indian School of Business

ISBCHANDIGARH, INDIA– February 1, 2013: Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. has been appointed to the Visiting Faculty of the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Mohali, Punjab, India. The Indian School of Business was founded with support from Kellogg and Wharton, and augments its own faculty with visiting faculty from outside of India. In 2012, the Indian School of Business tied the Yale School of Management and Oxford’s Said School of Business for 20th place on The Financial Times’ global ranking of MBA programs.

Dr. Powell will be teaching the first half of a course on Health IT to MBA students from February 25th to March 11th. After Dr. Powell finishes teaching, the second half of the course will be taught by Professor Rajib Saha. The following is an outline of the five lectures that Dr. Powell will deliver:

Lecture 1: Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems

  • The history of health IT in the U.S.
  • The HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act
  • The current state of health IT adoption

Lecture 2: Technology Infrastructure in Healthcare Information Systems

  • Approaches to infrastructure
  • Benefits of infrastructure
  • Infrastructure in China, India, the U.K., and the U.S.

Lecture 3: Electronic Health Records

  • Evolving purpose
  • Drivers behind adoption
  • Barriers to adoption

Lecture 4: Personal Health Records

  • Payer-based Personal Health Records
  • Employer-based Personal Health Records
  • Third party Personal Health Records

Lecture 5: Systems Acquisition

  • The acquisition process
  • Industrial purchasing theory

In reaction to his recent appointment, Dr. Powell stated, “It is wonderful to have the chance to explore healthcare from an Indian perspective. In 2008, I had the opportunity to visit the business school of Imperial College London and to learn about healthcare technology adoption from a British perspective. Last year, I learned a lot from my work on the Chinese healthcare system and the Affordable Care Act’s impact on China. As I develop and teach the course, I look forward to learning more about the Indian healthcare system from my colleagues and students and to sharing the perspectives on the business of healthcare that I have accumulated.”

While teaching at the Indian School of Business, Dr. Powell will continue in his duties as President of Payer+Provider Syndicate. Clients will be able to reach him daily between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST by e-mail and by dialing his usual telephone number; 1-617-939-9168. As calls to his American telephone number will be routed to India by Voice Over IP (VOIP), clients will not need to make an “International” call.

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