Michael is a Healthcare CEO, Strategist, Entrepreneur and Innovator. Michael began his healthcare career after graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1983. He also holds an MBA from Belmont University and a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Michael has a passion for creating an optimal healthcare experience for patients and their familiies.
Michael is the CEO of Narus Health - a healthcare organization whose care management services and technologies support individuals with serious medical conditions, their families and the medical community engaged in their treatment.
He was the founding President & CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center - an innovation center helping launch new healthcare and technology businesses that has been recognized Nationally as one of the country's leading startup organizations.
Michael served as President of ParadigmHealth from 2000-2007. ParadigmHealth specialized in the management of life-limiting and life-threatening medical events and was sold to Inverness Medical Innovations in December, 2007.
Prior to ParadigmHealth, Michael was President of Theraphysics, a venture-backed, specialty rehabilitation firm he founded in 1992. Theraphysics was acquired by Beverly Enterprises in 1998.
Prior to Theraphysics, Burcham worked for Hospital Corporation of America as Vice President of Managed Care for Centennial Medical Center.
In addition to his work in the healthcare industry, Burcham teaches Healthcare Innovation and Launching New Ventures at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. Michael most recently served as the Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He is also the Chair of the Global Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship for King Faud University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Michael is a member of the Nashville Capital Network. Michael is also a strategic advisor and Board Member to a variety of startup firms and venture capital funds involved in healthcare and technology.
Michael is a frequent National speaker on executive leadership, entrepreneurial thinking and healthcare innovation. He resides in Nashville, TN.
Health care may not be a human right, but the lack of health coverage in a wealthy democracy is an unjustifiable & unnecessary human wrong.
It’s not just the climb, it’s the grind. It’s the getting up while other people are sleeping. It’s the walking by your TV and not giving in.
May 1966 | My first graduation photo - finished Headstart (aka Kindergarten) at Hill's Chapel School in Booneville, MS.
06.21.79 | Joined the US Army to fund my way to college. Basic Training done at Ft. McClelland, AL.
01.11.93 | Founded my first venture-backed company, Theraphysics. We were a speciality care management business focused on orthopaedics and rehabilitation.
07.09.01 | Became President of Paradigm Health, a care management firm focused on catastrophic injury and disease support for the sickest 1%.
12.11.06 | Invited to speak at WellPoint's Partner Conference. The Benefit of Strategic Partnerships Between Health Plans & Innovative Private Firms.
05.14.07 | Joined the faculty of the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University. It was always my lifelong dream to teach here.
03.02.09 | Began working with BCBS of Tennessee to transform a health and wellness company they had purchased into the brand Onlife Health.
While I committed to take the job in May of 2010, I officially became the Founding CEO and President of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center on 07.01.10
07.19.10 | Keynote for Nashville Rotary: The vision to Make Nashville a Top 5 Destination for Entrepreneurs & Innovators.
08.23.13 | Keynote speaker for Harbin Clinic's annual strategy meeting. Building a Strategy within Obama Care: The Right Direction for Growth.
10.01.13 | Delegation of business leaders from Sarasota, FL. Steps in Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
12.13.14 | Keynote Address at HCA Foundation Annual Meeting. The Entrepreneurial Mindset and the Skills to Succeed.
05.21.14 | Speaking at the Inc. GrowCo Conference: Combine Culture and Community for Profit and Purpose
06.05.14 | Keynote speaker for Schneider Electric's innovation conference. Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset in a Corporate Environment.
06.21.14 | Keynote speaker. Entrepreneurship & Economic Development for Emerging Markets. Aljeel Conference in London, England.
06.27.14 | Hosted Steve Case in Nashville for his "Rise of the Rest" Tour - A celebration of cities building entrepreneurial economies.
06.28.14 | With Steve Case, TN Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Economic Development Bill Hagerty.
09.17.14 | Keynote speaker for HIMSS Summit of the Southeast. Thirving in the New Healthcare Environment: Positioning Your Organization for Successs.
10.15.14 | Keynote speaker for FedEx Ground Meeting for Key Logistics & Transportation Partners. Building a Business: You're Not a Startup Anymore.
12.28.14 | I was honored by being named Tennessean of the Year for 2014. An incredibly humbling recognition.
01.12.15 | Sharing the Vision for Narus Health with potential investors at the JPMorgan Healthcare Investor Conference.
01.28.15 | Keynote speaker for Merrill Lynch's "The Year Ahead" Advisor Summit. The Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Workplace.
02.19.15 | Had the opporunity to hear 2 former Presidents - Bill Clinton & George Bush as a guest of UBS. Was an incredible evening.
02.24.15 | Was the Keynote speaker for the Mega-Conference in Atlanta. Creating the Next New Thing: Building Innovation within your Organization.
03.04.15 | Keynote speaker for Emdeon's Customer and Partner Conference. Disruption: Healthcare's New Business Model.
03.30.15 | Keynote speaker for PNC Bank's Strategy Conference. Using Your Creativity, Relationships & Skills to Build New Products & Services.
04.03.15 | Had the opportunity to speak at Select USA. Also heard President Obama over lunch. Creating an Environment for Innovation.
05.02.15 | Was in the stands at the 2015 Kentucky Derby when American Pharoah crossed the finished line in his first win of the Triple Crown!
05.15.15 | Keynote Speaker for Dentsply Client Conference. The Future of Healthcare: And It's Impact on the Dental Business.
05.21.15 | Keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Annual Meeting. Transformational Leadership: Leading In Times of Disruption & Change.
06.22.15 | Keynote speaker for Pioneer News Group's Annual Strategy Meeting. Harnessing & Advancing Cultural Innovation.
07.17.15 | Keynote speaker for Encompass Group's Annual Meeting. New Business Models in Health Care - And How To Position Ourselves for the Market.
Workshop | Thinking Like a CEO. Led 50 business leaders in an intense 1 Day seminar on thinking and leading like a CEO.
08.11.15 | Keynote speaker for PPAI's Annual Meeting. Disruptive Innovation: Continuing to Do Well in a Changing Supply Chain.
08.20.15 | Launched Narus Health at the Health:Further Conference. Our Strategic Aim: To deliver execptional care support to individuals facing life-limiting conditions.
09.17.15 | Keynote speaker for Entrepreneur Organization's Nerve Conference. Lessons Learned in Launching & Scaling New Businesses.
10.19.15 | Keynote speaker for Asset Plus Company's Annual Meeting. Building a Powerful Leadership Team: Focus on Your Strengths.
04.29.16 | Keynote speaker for Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield's management team on the Power of Disruptive Innovation.
05.18.16 | Judge for EY's Entrepreneur of the Year - Southeast Region. Awesome Experience!
06.14.16 | Panelist for Nashville Healthcare Council's June Forum: Shaping the New Continuum of Care.
06.15.16 | Published discussion of Innovations in the Continuum of Care and Care Management in Healthcare.
10.05.16 | Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship with US Secretary of Commerce Pritzker
11.18.16 | Participating in EY's Strategic Growth Forum & Entrepreneur of the Year Event
02.08.17 | Keynote speaker for Complia User's Conference: Innovations in Post-Acute Care