Paul Keckley Ph.D. | Health Care Entrepreneur, Policy Analyst and Trend Spotter

Paul Keckley Ph.D.

Health Care Entrepreneur, Policy Analyst and Trend Spotter

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Paul Keckley Ph.D.

Dr. Keckley is a health industry futurist and trend spotter. His 45-year career includes operating roles in the public and private sectors in the U.S. system and abroad.

His focus is the intersection of clinical and technologic innovation, regulatory policies, capital market shifts, competitive disruption and public opinion that shape organizational strategies for sustainability and growth. He facilitates strategy development activities for healthcare organizations and advises Boards and senior managers about future state scenario’s relevant to their sustainability and growth.

He is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report (The Keckley Report - Paul Keckley), a weekly analysis of trends and issues in US healthcare since 2003.

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.

He has authored 3 books and numerous peer-reviewed studies including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded “Seven Core Beliefs of Health Consumers.”

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 serves on the Boards of Sullivan Cotter, Chicago IL, CaroNova, Charlotte NC, Constellation Quality Health, Greenville SC, Lipscomb University School of Business Health Management, Nashville TN and the Disruption Lab also in Nashville TN.

Previously, he served as Executive Director, Navigant Center for Health Research and Policy Analysis, Washington DC (2013-2015), Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Washington DC (2006-2013), Executive Director, Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, Nashville TN (1999-2006), President, PhyCor Management Corporation, Nashville TN (1994-1999) and Principal, Keckley Healthcare Market Research, Nashville TN (1974-1993).

He also served as Adjunct Professor in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine and Owen Graduate School of Management (1998-2006) and in Georgetown University’s School of Health Policy (2008-2010).

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

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Health Reform 2.0
What to Expect in Round Two

• The intersections of cost containment pressures, competition from new entrants, clinical innovation, politics and the Affordable Care Act’s implementation through 2020: how will each sector respond, and what factors will determine winners and losers
• The status of the ACA’s implementation
• Two catalysts for disruptive change: employers seeking value and consumers forced to engage directly
• Speed traps for providers—physicians, hospitals, long term care providers: fraud and adherence to evidence-based medicine; business relationship transparency
• Realities for health insurers: new customers, consolidation, scrutiny, diversification

Megatrends impacting the US Health Care Industry

• Health and Entitlement Reforms (Regulatory)
• Clinical Innovations that Disrupt Traditional Modes of Care
• Data-driven health care: the convergence of financial and clinical data
• Employer activism: the relentless pursuit of value and exit from ESI
• Plan Growth and Consolidation: new customers, new realities
• Consumerism: the buck stops at home
• New Competitors: Taking Advantage of the Industry’s Disruption

Consumerism in Health Care
Is the Industry Ready?

• Expenditures
• Attitudes and Beliefs
• Expectations and Trade-Offs
• Opportunities

Industry Restructuring
‘Go Big or Get Out’

• Physician-Hospital Alignment
• Acute-Long-Term Care Integration
• Plan-Plan Consolidation
• Plan-Hospital Strategic Partnerships
• Emergent Niche Sectors
• OWAs (Other Weird Arrangements)

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