Robert Rebitzer works with the leaders of healthcare organizations on strategies to safely reduce costs and to improve the quality of care. His emphasis is on the successful implementation of business and clinical strategies, and he is recognized for the ability to engage the disparate groups needed for successful execution in healthcare—clinicians, payers, policymakers and the scientific community. His clients have included integrated delivery systems, health plans, academic medical centers, early-stage health services companies, health-oriented philanthropies, and state and local governments.
Robert was a partner, and a founding member, of Accenture’s strategy practice for the healthcare industry. There, his client work encompassed a range of functions and disciplines, including business and clinical strategy, the design and implementation of new models of care delivery, health plan operations improvement, and the governance of IT and other shared functions.
Robert was also a senior vice president at United Behavioral Health, the mental health division for UnitedHealth Group, where he led claims and customer service, new product development, regulatory compliance and the implementation of statistical quality control (Lean/Six Sigma).
In addition, he was the founding chief operating officer for Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, which uses human-centered design—and qualitative research methods—to create lower-cost models of care delivery. Robert has also served as an advisor to the California Healthcare Foundation and to various early-stage and mid-size healthcare services companies.