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Rick Smith

Specializes in Quality Management, strategy, operations and financial consulting with an emphasis on implementation.

Rick Smith

Specializes in Quality Management, strategy, operations and financial consulting with an emphasis on implementation.

Rick Smith

Founding Principal
Specializes in Quality Management, strategy, operations and financial consulting with an emphasis on implementation.

With more than 40 years of consulting experience with healthcare providers, Rick Smith specializes in quality management, strategy, operations and financial consulting with an emphasis on implementation.

Rick has provided a broad scope of services to the health care provider industry (hospitals, academic medical centers, IDNs, and specialty hospitals), including: quality management, strategic growth planning and implementation, operations management, profitability restoration, capital financing, mergers & acquisitions, new product and service design and implementation, organization structure development, governance systems, and expert witness testimony.

Rick spent 27 years at Deloitte Consulting and, as a Partner, held a variety of leadership positions, including serving as National Partner in Charge of services to Health Care Providers, and leading the Global cross-industry practices for Finance, Operations and Strategy.

Rick also served as EVP for Cerner Consulting, where he was responsible for all aspects of clinical information system implementation as well as value-added transformation services.


Expertise

Quality Management Services
Strategy Development and Implementation
Clinical Information Systems (CPOE)
Organizational Effectiveness
Financial Turn-Arounds
Project Management and Implementation
Patient Throughput Optimization

Experience

Maverick Healthcare Consulting
(Firm started Sept. 2007)
ImPART Group
(4 Years)
Cerner Corporation
(2 Years)
Deloitte Consulting
(27 Years)

Education

M.B.A. Finance / Tulane University
B.A. Economics / Tulane University