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Michael Millenson

Michael Millenson
Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, is a nationally recognized expert on making American health care better, safer and more patient-centered. Michael is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and he is also an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, he was a health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. A respected presence in health policy and strategy, Michael has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and the Harvard Business School and served as a faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has testified before Congress and written for publications ranging from the British Medical Journal and Health Affairs to The Washington Post and Michael has consulted with policymakers and with a broad range of clients from all segments of the health care industry, providing services ranging from strategic planning to developing specific tools to improve care. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Medical Group Foundation and in an advisory board capacity to the American Journal of Medical Quality, Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and several health care start-ups.

Medicare Rates Hospitals and Doctors as “Lucky” or “Unlucky”

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that HospitalCompare and PhysicianCompare will now take into account whether hospitals and doctors were “unlucky.”

GOP to Uninsured: (Feel Free to) Drop Dead

“We are now contemplating, Heaven save the mark, a bill that would tax the well for the benefit of the ill.” That’s not a quote...
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“Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s)

Michael Millenson shares the history of how health care morphed into healthcare.