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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 Forbes.com. Michael has consulted with policymakers and with a broad range of clients from all segments of the healthcare industry, providing services ranging from strategic planning to develop specific tools to improve care. He has served on the advisory board of several healthcare start-ups and currently serves in an advisory capacity to the American Journal of Medical Quality and the Lundberg Institute.
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Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Is your doctor overwhelmed by patients and other clinical duties? Here are some things you, as a patient, can do get your doctor to truly engage with you as a person.

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.”
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Why Aren’t The Uninsured Protesting In The Streets Like The Egyptians?

Maybe the uninsured could learn something from Egyptians and the Arab street. At a time when landmark health reform granting most of the uninsured...

“Healthcare” vs. “Health Care”: The Definitive Word(s)

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