Harold D. Miller is Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, where he leads initiatives to improve the quality and affordability of health care services in communities across the country. Miller is a nationally-recognized expert on healthcare payment and delivery systems and he is working on efforts at the national, state, and local levels to change the structure of health care payment systems in order to support improved quality and lower costs.
Miller also serves as Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, and as President of Future Strategies, LLC, a management and policy consulting firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He created and maintains PittsburghFuture.com, an internet resource on economic development strategy issues affecting the Pittsburgh Region, and he writes the monthly Regional Insights column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Miller previously served as the President of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania until November, 2005. In those roles, he designed and implemented a wide range of initiatives designed to improve the economy and quality of life in the Pittsburgh Region. He also served for 10 years as the Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance, a ten-county public-private partnership dedicated to promoting the economic development needs of the region with state and federal officials.
Prior to joining the Allegheny Conference in October, 1992, Miller served for nearly six years as Associate Dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. At the Heinz School, he managed the School's nearly $10 million annual budget, supervised the School's administrative operations, and provided guidance to students in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs. He also developed and continues to teach Methods of Policy Analysis, a course for advanced master's students which provides a linkage between the School's methodological courses and the practical skills needed for working on public policy issues. During the fall of 1991, Miller served as Director of Issues and Research for former Governor Dick Thornburgh's campaign for the U.S. Senate.
During the 1980s, Miller served for seven years in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office during the Thornburgh Administration. As Deputy Director and then Director of the Governor's Office of Policy Development, he was responsible for the development, review, and coordination of policy issues in all areas affecting state government, including economic and community development, education, human services, environmental protection, and criminal justice. He played a key role in the development and implementation of many state initiatives between 1980 and 1986, including the Pennsylvania Economic Revitalization Fund and Renaissance Communities Program, the Long-Term Care Assessment and Management Program, the state's mandatory sentencing and welfare reform laws, and the Governor's initiatives on Early Intervention for Handicapped Children and on Teen Pregnancy and Parenting. He also directed staff efforts for "Human Services Choices for Pennsylvanians," a three-year strategic planning process conducted by the Pennsylvania State Planning Board.
Miller serves on the Board of Directors of Eastern Area Adult Services, Inc., an agency helping senior citizens, and on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum. He was one of sixty individuals named "Pittsburghers of the Year" by Pittsburgh Magazine in 1998. He received the 1994 Samuel K. McCune Distinguished Service Award from the Presbyterian Association on Aging and the 1998 Award of Excellence from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership for Aging for his volunteer work in aging services.
He is the author of a number of papers and reports in a wide range of fields, including "From Volume to Value: Better Ways to Pay for Healthcare" which appeared in the September 2009 issue of the journal Health Affairs, the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform's reports How to Create Accountable Care Organizations and Transitioning to Accountable Care: Incremental Payment Reforms to Support Higher Quality, More Affordable Health Care, the Massachusetts Hospital Association's report Creating Accountable Care Organizations in Massachusetts, the American Medical Association's report Pathways for Physician Success Under Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reforms, "Investing in the Future: Strategies for Human Services in Pennsylvania," which appeared in the 1990 book Leading Pennsylvania Into the 21st Century: Policy Strategies for the Future, "Making Do: The Effects of a Mass Transit Strike on Travel Behavior" (with Alfred Blumstein) which appeared in the journal Transportation in 1983; "Projecting the Impact of New Sentencing Laws on Prison Populations," which was published in the journal Policy Sciences in 1981, "Demographically Disaggregated Projections of Prison Populations" (with Alfred Blumstein and Jacqueline Cohen) which appeared in the Journal of Criminal Justice in 1980, and the 1981 book Corrections at the Crossroads: Designing Policy which he coauthored with Sherwood E. Zimmerman.
Miller received his Master of Science in Public Management and Policy from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University.