Ifrad Islam leads a team of medical economics analysts in a multispecialty physician group practice in Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Clark University and a M.S. in Health Informatics from Northeastern University.

Recent Posts by Ifrad Islam

Trouble Ahead For High Deductible Health Plans?

Studies are beginning to ask if high deductibles could actually result in adverse consequences in the long run due to avoidance of necessary care in the short run. Based on observations of the current state, there are a few recommended actions that health care leaders can take while time tells...

Rising Cost Of Drugs: Where Do We Go From Here?

The trends are clear: patients and institutions across the nation are concerned about skyrocketing drug prices. This post offers some information about drug pricing, explores the notion of market intervention, and proposes a series of responses to high pharmaceutical costs.