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 families.
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. He served in that role from 2010 - 2015.
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 (2014 - 2016). He also Chaired of the Global Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship for King Faud University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2013 - 2016). Michael is also a strategic advisor and Board Member to a variety of healthcare organizations as well as investment 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.
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Leading a workshop on Tools for Innovation in Healthcare for AHIP's Executive Leadership Program (ELP), a year-long Fellowship programs designed exclusively for seasoned health insurance professionals who are dedicated and passionate about the future of health care.
Speaking on Entrepreneurship for the Launching a Venture Series at ITAM in Mexico City. The Americas MBA is combined MBA between 4 universities: Simon Frazier (Vancouver), Vanderbilt (Nashville), ITAM (Mexico City) and University of FIA (Sao Paulo).
Speaking for Cardinal Health’s Inspire Program: A program for Cardinal’s high-potential executives focusing on establishing strategic direction, entrepreneurship (taking calculated risks) and innovation, and building the organizational talent to deliver on the strategy and entrepreneurial initiatives.
Keynote Speaker for HPCFM. Topic: The healthcare system of our country is poised for significant change: its future will be built around the consumer and their experience, not a payer nor a provider. New models will fundamentally alter how healthcare organizations interact with patients and one another to deliver care, share information and manage costs.
In any business environment, an idea isn’t worth much - unless you do something with it. This “do something” is all about how we choose to put an idea into practice (how we execute). It involves the moving from the abstract to the real. The pathway is never a straight line - it is a set of twists and turns, barriers that must be overcome, challenges to be faced, and real problem solving of the unexpected. It’s a difficult journey.
Not every situation we are bold enough to face can be changed. But nothing can be changed until we are bold enough to face the situation. So find the courage to boldly face the injustice you see. Look into the eyes of someone you've wronged & make it right. Face your fears. Face your enemies. Face your shortcomings and failures, and learn from them.
I am living in the decade of reality: the very real sense that I’ve lived a full lifetime - and the knowledge that there’s less time, not more, has come crashing in on me. Today I’m reflecting on what I have I done and what am I going to do with what’s left of me.