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Richard Birhanzel

Managing Director, Accenture Health Administration Services

Richard Birhanzel is the managing director for the Accenture Health Administration Services. Mr. Birhanzel is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that enables payers, providers and government health organizations to deliver significant cost improvements, improve productivity and adapt to new industry requirements.

Mr. Birhanzel is also responsible for Accenture’s thought leadership and client work involving health reform. He has authored several point-of-view pieces regarding health reform, private health insurance exchanges and state and federal exchanges and is frequently quoted in various media publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and New York Times.

Mr. Birhanzel earned an MBA in Health Systems from the University of Connecticut.