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Paul Keckley, PH.D    

Independent Healthcare Research & Policy Analysis

Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, a weekly analysis of trends and issues in U.S. healthcare, and Managing Partner of The Keckley Group, which provides advisory services to health systems, medical groups and healthcare investors. He is widely sought as an industry thought leader about industry trends, regulatory policy and emergent issues and opportunities. In 2010, he facilitated negotiations between the White House and leading healthcare trade organizations pursuant to the passage of the Affordable Care Act and is considered an expert on U.S. health policies specific to delivery and financing.

In addition to the Keckley Report, he is a columnist for Healthcare Executive and regular contributor to health industry coverage by CNN, Modern Healthcare, STAT, Health Leaders, Politico, Insider, Fortune, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He currently serves as an Independent Director of Sullivan Cotter, Chicago IL, CaroNova, Charlotte NC and Constellation Quality Health, Greenville SC, and Advisor to Evidence Care, Nashville TN, Lumeris, St. Louis, Lipscomb University School of Business Health Management, Nashville TN and the Disruption Lab also in Nashville TN.

Previously, Keckley served as Executive Director of the Navigant Center for Health Research and Policy Analysis in Washington DC; Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions in Washington DC; Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine in Nashville TN; President of PhyCor Management Corporation in Nashville TN; and Principal of The Keckley Healthcare Market Research in Nashville TN. He also served as Adjunct Professor in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine, Owen Graduate School of Management, and in Georgetown University’s School of Health Policy.

Keckley holds a B.S. from Lipscomb University in Nashville TN, an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Columbus OH, and he completed a graduate fellowship at Oxford University, UK.

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U.S. Health Industry Trends and Tipping Points: What's Ahead?

The U.S, health industry represents 18% of US GDP, employees 19 million and directly impacts every household and company. It is complex, highly-regulated, capital intense, expensive and non-transparent. It's imperative that health organization leaders and boards understand its future and consider strategic alternatives: the status quo is not sustainable.

Institutional Trust: Comparing Key Institutions and Lessons for Healthcare

Hospitals, medical practices, drug companies et al. and other stakeholders in U.S. healthcare depend on trust but erosion of the public's support in these institutions is eroding. Here are actions every organization should consider to reduce the slide.

The Politics of U.S. Healthcare

Who are the healthcare voters? What issues matter most? How do they respond to messaging on healthcare issues?

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