Michael has been described by NPR as being “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. The author of the critically acclaimed book, “Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age,” he has long been involved with digital health (including the Health 2.0 Conference, where he’s been a keynoter), patient-centered care, quality of care and patient safety. In addition to heading his own consulting firm, he is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He began his career in journalism and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize three times as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Michael has advised a number of start-ups and other organizations, has his own Forbes.com page and has contributed to publications as diverse as the British Medical Journal and USA Today.