Michael L. Millenson is an internationally recognized expert on making American health care better, safer and more patient-centered.

The author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, he is president of Health Quality Advisors LLC and for the last eight years was 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 keynoted numerous health care conferences, lectured at the Harvard Business School, testified before Congress and written for publications ranging from The BMJ and Health Affairs to the Washington Post and Forbes.com. Michael has worked with policymakers and a broad range of health care clients, providing services ranging from strategic planning to developing specific tools to improve care. His research includes examining patient-centered care practices by ACOs and direct-to-consumer digital diagnostics.

Michael formerly served on the board of directors of the American Medical Group Foundation and the Society for Participatory Medicine. He is currently a director of Project Patient Care and the Optimal Cancer Care Alliance. He was recently appointed to the National Advisory Committee of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is also a member of a National Academy of Medicine workgroup charged with recommending investments needed to build a healthy nation.

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