Richard (Rick) J. Donoghue, senior vice president for strategy, planning and business development at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), is responsible for the strategic initiatives of NYULMC which includes both NYU Hospitals Center and NYU School of Medicine. He is also responsible for the medical malpractice program and managed care contracting at NYULMC. Since his arrival in 1990, Mr. Donoghue has worked in a variety of positions including chief financial officer, chief information officer and head of the Merger Office, responsible for the integration of NYU Hospitals Center with Mount Sinai Hospital and the subsequent dissolution of that union. Rick has recently been appointed to the Board of the New York eHealth Collaborative and asked to be the inaugural Chairman of the Board of Healthix, the largest RHIO in the country resulting from the merger of the New York and Long Island Health Information Exchanges.
Prior to joining NYU Langone, Mr. Donoghue spent 16 years in consulting and public accounting, including five years as a partner with Ernst & Young. He has an MS and BBA from Adelphi University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP). He served on the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s National Principles & Practices Board, including three years as its chair. For the last 17 years, Mr. Donoghue has served as a technical editor for the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s hfm magazine. He also serves as a lecturer in the Baruch Zicklin School of Business where he teaches a graduate course in healthcare finance.