Adam C. Powell, Ph.D. is President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, a consulting firm which uses teams of economists, health services researchers, and physicians to provide precise answers to operational challenges faced by health insurance companies and hospitals. A healthcare economist and published author, Dr. Powell's specialty is using statistical techniques to examine issues concerning technology, operations, and firm decision making. He 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 has also served on the Visiting Faculty of the Indian School of Business, where he taught a post-graduate course on Health IT. Outside of work, he exhibits his art and studies Mandarin Chinese.