Dr. Ahmed is responsible for developing price and quality transparency information for the consumers. As part of the health insurance exchange (HIX), APCD is also used in assisting consumers in selecting the right plan based on medical and pharmacy utilization. Dr. Ahmed has a PhD in Econometrics from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, with a MBA in Healthcare Finance from University of Hartford, CT. He has headed informatics groups at Aetna, CIGNA and United Healthcare, and has published extensively on clinical program outcomes in peer-reviewed journals like Health Affairs, Medical Care, J. of Managed Care Pharmacy, American J. of Managed Care, J. of Consumer Policy, Disease Management, and J. National Comprehensive Cancer Networks. His specialty covers a wide swath of population health discipline comprising of health services research and methodology, predictive modeling for patient risk and ID/STRAT, provider analytics, pharmacy economics, customer segmentation, and other custom research including employer reporting and ‘return on investment’ (ROI) analysis. He has extensive experience (20+ years) in the healthcare industry and is often consulted for strategic healthcare related issues nationally.