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.
Keynote Speaker for Sony Music | 11.28.17
Speaking on Innovation & Entrepreneurial GRIT: Setting Goals, Having Resilience, Fostering Innovation and Building Trust in the workplace. Innovation doesn't just happen. In fact - without active work - it can completely evaporate from the business.
Keynote Speaker at ITAM University | 01.25.18
Speaking for ITAM's Executive MBA program on the process of conceptualizing an idea, developing a business model, organizing a team, and launching a new business.
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.
Keynote Speaker: Society for Human Resource Management | 10.03.17
There are so many people looking for real connection. They want someone who takes the time to see them as a person - to help them through a difficult journey. Be that someone for a friend or neighbor. Find a way to let past differences go with family and build a connection. Tell stories, share, be present. We have this season and these holidays and this moment to be present with those we treasure; to make memories; to create traditions and appreciate the beauty of life.
Grief is the price of deeply loving someone. Grief’s presence is a testament to the endless love I felt for my son - and that love has to have somewhere to go - it didn’t end when his life ended. The fact that I am feeling such a deficit in grief’s presence is a celebration of how blessed I’ve been, to have someone for whom I grieve so fully. The love for a lost son pouring out of my soul with nowhere to go - so it materializes in tears.
Employers that are serious about reducing total health care costs — and improving the health and well-being of their employees — should take a serious look at how innovation through smart use of people, process and technology can streamline all three of these cost areas. And there are many more areas of opportunity for consideration. Most of these innovations will be found in younger companies looking to disrupt the status quo.