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Paul H. Keckley, PhD

Managing Partner / Managing Editor

The Keckley Group / The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley is managing editor of The Keckley Report and managing partner of The Keckley Group, which provides market research and advisory and policy analysis services to health systems, health insurers, technology companies and investors. He is widely considered an industry thought leader on healthcare industry trends and regulatory policy and served as facilitator between the White House Office of Health Reform and major industry trade groups in developing the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Keckley serves as an independent director of Q Source (Memphis, Tenn.) and an adviser to Sullivan Cotter (Chicago), Erdman Inc. (Madison, Wis.), Lumeris (St. Louis), and the Consumer Health Products Association (Washington, D.C.). He also writes The Keckley Report, a weekly blog post read widely in the industry, and is a frequent presenter at industry events and in organizational strategic planning meetings.

Previously, Dr. Keckley served as director/strategic review committee chairman of Tivity Health (2013-2019); executive director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington, D.C. (2006-2013); executive director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-Based Medicine (1999-2006); president, PhyCor Management Corporation (1994-1999); and independent director/interim CEO, InterDent Gentle Dental, SmileKeepers, Capitol Dental and Blue Oak (1997-2000). In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and Owen Graduate School of Management and in Georgetown University’s School of Health Policy. Dr. Keckley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn., and a Master of Arts degree and doctorate from The Ohio State University, Columbus. He completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.


AHA, AHIP, AMA Special Session – Industry Perspectives: The Current and Future State of the Healthcare Landscape

Presented by Paul H. Keckley, PhD, James L. Madara, MD, Matthew D. Eyles, Richard J. Pollack at 2:30 PM on Monday, March 22nd.

Join leaders Richard J. Pollack, president/CEO, American Hospital Association: Matthew D. Eyles, president/CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans; and James L. Madara, MD, CEO/executive vice president American Medical Association, for this fireside chat to address critical issues facing U.S. healthcare providers today. Mr. Pollack, Mr. Eyles and Dr. Madara will address delivery of care, healthcare policy…

Hot Topic: American Hospital Association Health Policy & Legislative Update

Presented by Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Thomas Nickels at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24th.

Take a deep dive into the intricate and shifting world of healthcare policy. Most experts agree that health reform isn’t over—it’s just more complicated and touches almost every person in the United States to some degree. Questions surround the repeal or replacement of the ACA, the solvency and future of Medicare and Medicaid programs, and…

Leadership Insights: Strengthening Financial Health to Weather Any Storm

Presented by Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Jim Hinton, Marna P. Borgstrom, FACHE at 1:10 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

In a year when the healthcare system has been challenged in many ways, it has become abundantly clear that having concrete strategies and a comprehensive financial plan in place is critical for hospitals and healthcare systems to stay afloat. Hear from CEOs of some of the top systems in the country as they discuss how…

Leadership Insights: The Future of Healthcare Strategy

Presented by Paul H. Keckley, PhD, Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE, Christopher Van Gorder, FACHE, Johnese Spisso, MPA at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

From expanding virtual care delivery models to significant workforce challenges, there is no doubt that healthcare executives face an evolving and unprecedented health landscape in 2021 and beyond. While there is enormous momentum behind and support for the field as a whole, healthcare providers faced their most challenging year in memory, and systems are still…