Keith Shah, Ph.D., joins Palmetto Health as system vice president for Data and Analytics

Posted on 10/30/2017

Keith Shah, Ph.D., will join Palmetto Health as system vice president for Data and Analytics. In his role, Shah will have a unique opportunity to serve in multiple leadership capacities within Palmetto Health, the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative (PHQC) and the Care Coordination Institute (CCI). The PHQC is Palmetto Health’s clinically integrated network of nearly 1,200 physicians focused on driving targeted improvements in health care quality and efficiency. CCI is a joint venture between Palmetto Health and Greenville Health System developing innovative solutions to support population health management.

John Singerling, Palmetto Health president, said, “We believe bringing Dr. Shah on board will help us continue our progress toward becoming a data-driven decision-making organization. Dr. Shah will work to further enhance the linkage of Palmetto Health with the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, the PHQC and CCI. He has extensive experience in operations and financial management, change management, business and organizational development, process improvement, population health and strategic planning. In addition, he has experience in both the provider and payer environments. We are excited Dr. Shah has agreed to join the Palmetto Health family.”

Shah, known in the health care industry as a strategist with deep data-driven business development experience, comes to Palmetto Health from FTI Consulting in Washington, D.C. There he was a senior managing director for the firm and chief strategy officer for their Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy. Prior to this, he worked for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina for 15 years, where he was an officer within their Corporate Planning and Strategic Services division.

Shah retains adjunct faculty appointments and teaches a range of graduate courses at George Washington University, University of South Carolina and A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Shah also previously held positions at Greenville Health System and Clemson University.

Shah holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and operations management from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a master’s degree in human resource development (MHRD); and, an MBA in quantitative analysis from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in health services policy and management from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. Shah has served on a variety of community service organizations and is a graduate of Leadership South Carolina. He currently serves on the executive committee for EngenuitySC and on the advisory board for the USC Arnold School of Public Health.

Shah, his wife, Laura, and their three children look forward to being back in Columbia.

About Palmetto Health
Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region and one of the state’s largest employers, comprises more than 15,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s Vision: To be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves. The system includes six acute-care hospitals in the Midlands—Palmetto Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the South Carolina Upstate region, Palmetto Health also co-owns Baptist Easley Hospital. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work and receive care, the system also includes the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group, the region’s largest multispecialty group, which serves as the entry point to the health care system with more than 500 providers serving patients in more than 80 practices and nearly 100 locations. Palmetto Health also is supported by two 501 (c)(3) foundations, and trains the next generation of physicians through its 24 residency and fellowship programs affiliated with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For more information, visit or call 803-296-CARE (2273).


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