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Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor

Washington, District of Columbia
  www.HealthPolCom.com is my home page.  Dr. Miller is a consultant with expertise in the clinical, economic, scientific and political arenas of healthcare.  He helps companies and organizations increase the value of their products and innovations by improving their... Full Bio
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Doctors are Not Terrorists, But……. by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Changing behavior is very complex.  Many management books, philosophical tomes, and academic psychology articles have been written on this subject, so I’m going to simply ... Read on »
8 Variables Fueling Increasing Healthcare Costs by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At a recent meeting about implementing the Accountable Affordable Care Act, Karen Ignagni, (President and CEO of the America’s Health Insurance Plans ), listed 8 varia ... Read on »
Health Reform’s 7 Lively Concerns (Not the 7 Deadly Sins) by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At a recent meeting about implementing the Accountable Affordable Care Act, Don Berwick, (the recent CMS Administrator, and the Founder and former CEO of the IHI ), li ... Read on »
Healthcare Reform in One Slide – Bridge to the Future by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At a recent panel on health and education reform Toby Cosgrove , the Cleveland Clinic’s CEO, stated that two of the most important things for improving the US healthcare s ... Read on »
Why Healthcare Spending is Slowing – A New Normal? by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The growth in healthcare spending has slowed in recent years.  Many experts and pundits have sought to explain why – while also worrying, (or predicting), that this slowin ... Read on »
Predicting the Future is Easy by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Predicting the future is easy.  Predicting the future accurately, is hard. Public policy deliberations about initiatives for improving healthcare delivery and financin ... Read on »
Health Insurance Security Creates Jobs by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy People feeling secure that their health insurance will continue (or be easy to get) creates an often overlooked societal benefit, i.e., it promotes job creation – particul ... Read on »
Accountability in Healthcare – What People Think of the Coming Changes by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Following up on my pre-Thanksgiving post , I’m reporting back on what friends and relatives think about some of the terms for new healthcare delivery entities, e.g., Accou ... Read on »
Healthcare Turkey Talk by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanksgiving is a great occasion for learning what people think about the future of the US healthcare system.*  This year, I’m going to find out what people are thinking a ... Read on »
Era of Accountable Care by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For many months I’ve been talking about the array of health transformation initiatives the Department of Health and Human Services has been deploying as both demonstration ... Read on »
Smoking is So Bad For You That.….…It Makes Me Sick by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The evidence for the ill effects of smoking keeps getting stronger and scarier.  If one were to construct a balance sheet of tobacco’s pros and cons it would look much wor ... Read on »
Health Reform’s Challenges — Some Things Don’t Change by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A few years ago I was asked to write a Forward for a book about the transformation of healthcare in the US.  I recently came across what I’d written about the rapidly chan ... Read on »
Healthcare Prevention — Value, Savings and Strategies by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Prevention is often portrayed as either the savior or the step-child for reforming, transforming, or saving the US healthcare system.  How prevention would specifically be ... Read on »
Selling Healthcare Changes – Loss Aversion & Adoption of Innovations by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare issues ranging from national health reform to stem cell research have become a major force in political rhetoric – often overwhelming substantive information. T ... Read on »
Fixing or Fracturing Medicare? by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Reducing Medicare spending has been one of the focal points in the debt ceiling negotiations, and it was reported that the President is considering throwing the idea of r ... Read on »
Patient-Centered Care? Or Not? by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The term “patient-centered care” has increasingly been used to describe healthcare structures that deliver better quality care - as well as often doing so with lower cos ... Read on »
Cultivating Health Reform and Transformation by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Listening to various speakers at a two-day HIT/Delivery System Transformation Summit last week reinforced my thinking about the concept that reforming (or transforming) t ... Read on »
Health Law Is Reforming System Via Market Forces by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy All the controversial rhetoric about the new health reform law is missing a huge reality:  The law is driving dramatic changes in the real world.  Almost every major healt ... Read on »
Creating and Implementing Healthcare Innovation - BioPharmaceuticals, Delivery System and... by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthcare innovation is an extremely hot topic right now, ranging from the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, FDA’s approach to approving therapies and devi ... Read on »
Accountable Care Now by Michael D. Miller Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If all arrows in Washington pointed to the same spot for solving the healthcare and Federal spending problems could the politicians, pundits and policy people agree?  Or w ... Read on »