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Richard Bolton Siegrist, M.B.A., M.S.

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Richard Siegrist is senior lecturer on health care management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health where he teaches physician, graduate, and executive education courses on financial management, cost accounting, management control, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also director of the master in health care management program for physicians and the director of innovation and entrepreneurship. He received the Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008. In addition, he teaches in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services, the China Initiative, the South African Executive Leadership Program and the Latin American Health Care Executive Workshop.

Richard Siegrist was previously CEO and chief innovation officer of Press Ganey Associates, South Bend, Indiana, a leading patient satisfaction and performance improvement company in healthcare. Prior to joining Press Ganey, he was founder, president and chief executive officer of PatientFlow Technology, a provider of patient flow consulting and software solutions to hospitals, which was acquired by Press Ganey in January 2009.

He was senior vice president of WebMD Health Services and senior vice president and general manager of WebMD Quality Services. WebMD acquired the company he co-founded, HealthShare Technology, in March 2005. He was president and chief executive officer of HealthShare Technology, Inc., a health information company that provided decision support software and tools to hospitals, health plans, employers, and consultants. In addition, Richard co-founded Transition Systems, Inc. (TSI), a for-profit subsidiary of Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston that later became part of Eclipsys/Allscripts. TSI was a leading provider of hospital cost accounting and decision support software.

He has received two US patents with his brother Donald - #5,652,842 for "Analysis and Reporting of Performance of Service Providers" and #9,141,757 for "Performance Data User Interface". Richard is also co-author of MBA for Healthcare from Oxford University Press, 2015.

Richard is chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Governance Committee for UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) and a board member and chair of the Finance Committee for Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP).

He began his career in health care at New England Medical Center in Boston. Richard holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Accounting from the New York University Graduate School of Business, and a BA in Political Economy from Williams College. He is also a CPA.

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  1. Barinaga G, Chambers MC, El-Othmani MM, Siegrist RB, Saleh KJ. Affordable Care Organizations and Bundled Pricing: A New Philosophy of Care. Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Oct; 47(4):707-16. PMID: 27637657.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Siegrist RB. Patient satisfaction: history, myths, and misperceptions. Virtual Mentor. 2013 Nov 01; 15(11):982-7. PMID: 24257092.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Saleh KJ, Novicoff WM, Rion D, MacCracken LH, Siegrist R. Operating-room throughput: strategies for improvement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Aug; 91(8):2028-39. PMID: 19651966.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Siegrist RB, Gutkin M, Levtzion-Korach O, Madden S. Improving patient flow in the cath lab. Healthc Financ Manage. 2009 Apr; 63(4):92-6, 98. PMID: 19391570.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  5. Siegrist RB. Financial and operational analysis of non-operating room anesthesia: the wrong way versus the right way. Anesthesiol Clin. 2009 Mar; 27(1):17-23. PMID: 19361764.
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  6. Siegrist RB. The drive toward measuring the quality of performance of physicians. MedGenMed. 2006 Jun 26; 8(2):86. PMID: 16926825.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Siegrist RB, Kane NM. Exploring the relationship between inpatient hospital costs and quality of care. Am J Manag Care. 2003 Jun; 9 Spec No 1:SP43-9. PMID: 12817615.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Taira DA, Seto TB, Siegrist R, Cosgrove R, Berezin R, Cohen DJ. Comparison of analytic approaches for the economic evaluation of new technologies alongside multicenter clinical trials. Am Heart J. 2003 Mar; 145(3):452-8. PMID: 12660668.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  9. Brimhall BB, Dean T, Hunt EL, Siegrist RB, Reiquam W. Age and laboratory costs for hospitalized medical patients. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Feb; 127(2):169-77. PMID: 12562230.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Siegrist RB. Comparative analysis software: a powerful tool for health care. QRC Advis. 1998 Sep; 14(11):8-11. PMID: 10182677.
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  11. Siegrist RB. Knowledge is power: comparative analysis software is a powerful tool for health care. Health Care Innov. 1998 Mar-Apr; 8(2):13-4, 19. PMID: 10178340.
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  12. Siegrist RB. Knowledge is power: comparative analysis software is a powerful tool for healthcare. Ambul Outreach. 1998; 25-6. PMID: 10346589.
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  13. Siegrist RB. Knowledge is power. Comparative analysis software is a powerful tool for healthcare. Adm Radiol J. 1997 Aug; 16(8):26-8. PMID: 10170274.
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  14. Siegrist RB. Comparative analysis software and its utility in managed care decision making. Health Care Innov. 1997 Jul-Aug; 7(4):21-3. PMID: 10168903.
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  15. Siegrist RB. Knowledge, power and comparative information. Health Manag Technol. 1996 Dec; 17(13):66. PMID: 10163873.
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  16. Cohen DJ, Krumholz HM, Sukin CA, Ho KK, Siegrist RB, Cleman M, Heuser RR, Brinker JA, Moses JW, Savage MP, et al. In-hospital and one-year economic outcomes after coronary stenting or balloon angioplasty. Results from a randomized clinical trial. Stent Restenosis Study Investigators. Circulation. 1995 Nov 01; 92(9):2480-7. PMID: 7586348.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  17. Shwartz M, Young DW, Siegrist R. The ratio of costs to charges: how good a basis for estimating costs? Inquiry. 1995-1996 Winter; 32(4):476-81. PMID: 8567084.
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