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Michael Wood

Michael Wood MS, MPH Advisor

Michael is an industry veteran consultant and entrepreneur of over 30 years in the employee/patient health improvement segment serving large employers, health plans and healthcare providers/systems. In 1983 he co-founded CareWise, developing the first commercial nurseline, which was combined with biometric testing, health risk appraisals, blood pressure control, self-care books, “wise buying of healthcare” education and wellness. Michael was also instrumental in the formation of the first health case managers association, and pioneered the development of early condition management programs. Seen as an industry visionary with practical execution capabilities, he is often quoted in the national media and sought after by many consumer health service companies for advice and strategic counsel. After CareWise, Michael was the chief business architect of Aetna’s Informed Health line of business, which included a nurseline, early disease management programs, high-risk pregnancy management and new wellness initiatives. From there, he did a 3 year stint at Mercer (employer consulting), 3 years at Accenture (large health plan consulting) and finally spent his most recent 9 years at Towers Watson. Michael was a leader in innovation and intellectual capital development at TW, where he was a Senior Consultant and worked with household names Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and miscellaneous industry employers.