Gayle A. Fishman

Ms. Fishman received her BSN from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, in 1987 with concentrations in Finance and Marketing.  Prior to entering business school, she was employed as a registered nurse at the Massachusetts General Hospital for ten years in clinical nursing.  Gayle worked in the specialty units (cardiac, surgical and medical intensive care units) as well as the acute care dialysis center and post anesthesia care unit.  After receiving her graduate degree, Ms. Fishman directed the Medicare Product Line of Physician's Health Services, developing health care management programs and reducing costs for the largest HMO in Connecticut.  After three years as Director of Medical Staff Administration and managing the clinical service of the Shriners Hospital for Children - Burns Hospital, Boston, Ms. Fishman returned to the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Project Manager for the Department of Surgery where she was responsible for optimizing patient care and efficiency in the operating rooms.  Ms. Fishman directed the development of the operating room database to manage patient flow, surgical time, operating room space allocation, and equipment utilization as well as developed interfaces to improve billing efficiency. 

Prior to founding HealthSystems Redesign, Inc. in 1997, Ms. Fishman was a Project Specialist and senior Analyst at Partners Health Care, Inc. Boston, MA.  She was responsible for the development and implementation of the first commercial joint venture between Partners Health Care System and  a large pharmaceutical company, a Regional Intravenous Compounding Center for Partners' major hospitals. She provided support to the hospitals with the financial analyses, demonstrating savings in drug costs and long-term profitability for the joint venture.  Ms. Fishman also managed several operational teams which implemented practice changes within the hospitals to support the shift from the mini-bags to syringe platform. 

Ms. Fishman also managed many successful Partners initiatives including a Tuberculosis Compliance Testing Program, the Special Coagulation Laboratory Consolidation Team, and the Pharmacy Cost Reduction Team which identified many initiatives to meet a $3 million target. 


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