Meet Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., is Executive Director for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS), the health care research arm of Deloitte LLP. He brings a distinguished 30 year career in health services research in the private sector and academic medicine. He is a health economist and policy expert, and a regular contributor to the major broadcast networks health reform coverage. Paul is considered one of the country’s leading experts on U.S. health reform.
DCHS’ studies focus on trends and issues in developed and developing systems of care around three major themes: reform of health systems, disruptive innovations that change the structure and performance of systems, and the role of consumers. Recent topics include personalized therapeutics, retail medicine, the medical home, medical tourism, episode-based payments and a survey of 14,000 consumers in Germany, Canada, U.S., Switzerland, France, and the United Kingdom, to assess opinions and unmet needs. DCHS’ findings are featured regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox News, as well as trade and professional periodicals.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Paul served in leadership roles at Vanderbilt Medical Center including international joint ventures, the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, the health care MBA program launch, and as Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine (VCEBM). He has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and continues to serve in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine as a Visiting Professor and the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt as an Adjunct Professor.
Before joining Vanderbilt, Paul served as Chairman of the Board of Interdent, a California dental practice management company; Chief Executive Officer of EBM Solutions, a joint venture created by Vanderbilt, Duke, Emory and Washington University-St. Louis; Chief Executive Officer of Aveta (formerly the IPA Management subsidiary of PhyCor Inc.), and Principal of The Keckley Group, a strategic planning consulting practice that served 1,200 U.S. provider organizations and health plans.
Paul is a member of the Health Executive Network, Healthcare Strategy Institute, Healthcare Leadership Council, Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University Advisory Board, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Advisory Board, and the Personalized Medicine Coalition. He has authored three books and more than 200 articles, and publishes the Monday Health Reform Memo. He has keynoted national meetings of the American College of Health Executives, Medical Group Management Association, World Hospital Association, Medical Travel Association, Convenient Care Association, American Medical Association House of Delegates, America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, eHealth Initiative, American Hospital Association, National Quality Forum and others. In 2007, he appeared with Michael Moore in a CNN series about the “facts” in Mr. Moore’s controversial documentary “SiCKO”.
Bachelor's degree, Lipscomb
University Master's degree and doctorate, Ohio State University
Fellowship, economic policy, Oxford University