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Collaborative Health

From Patient-Centered to Collaborative Health

“Patient-centered care” was a term coined in the 1980s as a professional response to increasingly vocal patients’ demands for genuine empowerment. Three decades later, patient-centeredness is still necessary, but powerful economic, technological and social forces are bringing about new relationships in healthcare that patient-centeredness fails to adequately encompass. In a recent issue of the BMJ, […]


Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors LLC Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, Highland Park, IL, is a nationally recognized expert on quality of care improvement, patient-centered care and web-based health. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and he is adjunct associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. National Public Radio called him “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm. Before that, he was a healthcare reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He serves on the boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality and Project Patient Care.

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