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Michael Millenson

Posted on | October 29, 2000 | No Comments

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Michael Millenson
President
Health Quality Advisors, LLC

Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, is a nationally recognized expert on patient empowerment, e-health and quality improvement. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and holds an adjunct appointment as the Mervin Shalowitz, M.D. Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

National Public Radio called Millenson “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve the quality of medical care. He has testified before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission; lectured at the National Institutes of Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government; and written for publications ranging from the British Medical Journal and Health Affairs to USA Today and World Book Encyclopedia.

Millenson’s client projects have included strategic planning, designing a Web site to promote high-quality health care choices, developing criteria for a database comparing pay-for-performance programs and writing policy white papers. Among his clients have been America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Booz Allen Hamilton, Consumer’s Union, the Progressive Policy Institute, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm and, earlier in his career, was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He was a consulting producer for the series Remaking American Medicine, which aired nationally on public television in 2006, and a consultant to the Markle Foundation in its Connecting for Health e-health initiative.

In addition, Millenson serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality, Quality and Safety in Health Care and Managed Care and is a member of the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care.



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