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Paul H. Keckley is managing editor of The Keckley Report, a healthcare policy analyst and widely known industry expert.

He is a frequent speaker and advisor to healthcare organizations focused on long-term growth, sustainability and advocacy strategies.

In addition to weekly Keckley Report, he has published three books and 250 articles. During the period preceding the passage of the Affordable Care Act, he facilitated sessions between the White House Office of Health Reform and major health industry trade groups as private sector input was sought in the legislation.

He is an advisor to Erdman, Sullivan Cotter, Lumeris, Western Governors University and the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. He is a member of the Health Executive Network and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Previously, he served as managing director of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis (2014-2015), executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (2006-2013), executive administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1998-2006), chief executive officer of PhyCor Management Corporation-the IPA Subsidiary of PhyCor Inc. (1994-1998) and managing partner of The Keckley Group, a healthcare research and policy analysis firm (1974-1994). He also served as independent chairman of Interdent, a California dental practice management company (1992-1996) and as an adjunct professor in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Health Policy at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University.

He completed his B.A. at Lipscomb University, his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Ohio State University, and a fellowship in economic policy at Oxford University. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and Asheville, North Carolina, and enjoys golf, jogging and the search for great coffee.


2013-Present: Strategic Advisor

Integrated Health Systems, Medical Groups, Innovators & Investors

2006-Present: Managing Editor, The Keckley Report

The Keckley Report is a weekly e-newsletter addressing healthcare policy issues and industry trends.

2014-Present: Independent Director, TivityHealth Inc. (TVTY)

Tivity is a publicly traded health and wellness company headquartered in Nashville TN, Paul serves on the Nominating and Governance and Strategic Review Committees.

2014-2015: Managing Director, Navigant Center for Healthcare Research & Policy Analysis, Washington DC

The Navigant Center conducted primary research and developed policy briefs around key issues in healthcare i.e. system consolidation, consumerism, provider sponsored risk, and the impact of health reform.

2009-2010: Facilitator, The White House Office of Health Reform and Industry Trade Associations

As the Affordable Care Act was being developed, Paul served as a facilitator of discussions between the White House and AHA, AHIP, AMA, PhRMA, and AdvaMed as its intended and unintended consequences were discussed, and as key provisions were developed.

2006-2013: Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC.

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) is the non-partisan industry research and policy-analysis division of Deloitte’s global health practice. Its forecasts, white papers, surveys and policy analyses are developed by a team of economists, clinicians, policy analysts, and actuaries in India and Europe.

2003-2006: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville Tennessee (Director, Vanderbilt Chancellor Fund; Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine (VCEBM); Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Owen Graduate School of Management

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the leading academic medical centers in the U.S. Reporting to the Chancellor as a member of executive leadership, responsibilities included:

  • Director, Vanderbilt Ventures: using funds from the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Fund, evaluation and commercialization of intellectual properties developed by VUMC scientists and clinicians; resulted in four major joint ventures, start-up of 14 early stage companies, and implementation of Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health
  • Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine—development of integration of evidence based practices across the Vanderbilt clinical enterprise; funded research for peer reviewed studies about usefulness and limitations of evidence-based medicine
  • Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management,–development of the healthcare MBA program

1998-2002: EBM Solutions Inc., Nashville, Tennessee (Chief Executive Officer)

EBM Solutions was a joint venture between Vanderbilt, Duke, Washington University St. Louis and Emory Health and venture capital partners. It licensed its proprietary clinical decision-support software to private health plans and hospitals to measure adherence to evidence-based practices using an ASP and annual licensing fee business model.

1995-2002: InterDent Inc., El Segundo, California: (Chairman)

InterDent was the U.S. largest publicly traded dental practice management company with 400 clinics in the U.S. As the practice management industry imploded and the company’s only independent director, Paul became Chairman after institutional investors resigned from the board to pursue recapilization of the company. In the role of Chairman, Paul led the company’s recapitalization converting $245 million senior debt to equity as a private company, secured a revolving LOC, completed the sale of underperforming clinics in NY and FL and recruited a new management team and board.

1994-1998: PhyCor Management Company, Nashville Tennessee (President and Chief Executive Officer)

PhyCor Management Corporation (PMC) was the IPA management subsidiary of PhyCor Inc., the nation’s largest publicly traded physician practice management company. It operated IPAs in 11 markets with 7000 participating physicians and managed fully capitated contracts with United, Cigna and other national insurers.

1974-1994: The Keckley Group, Nashville, Tennessee (President and Chief Executive Officer)

The Keckley Group (TKG) provided strategic planning research and consulting services to hospitals involving market growth analysis, clinical portfolio development, physician alignment and compensation, , and competitor assessment. Achievements: contracts with 1200 hospitals, development of proprietary databases about clinical portfolio program planning.

Industry Advisory Positions

  • Lipscomb University School of Pharmacy
  • Health Care Financial Management Association
  • Health Executive Network
  • Western Governor’s University

Editorial Positions

  • Managing Editor: The Keckley Report—weekly analysis of health reform and impact on industry sectors in US.
  • Columnist: HHN (Hospitals and Health Networks)
  • Author: 3 books and 250 articles in trade and peer reviewed journals and periodicals


  • B.S. David Lipscomb University (1970)
  • M.A. The Ohio State University (1972)
  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University (1974)
  • International Fellowship, Oxford University, United Kingdom

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