Keegan Bailey

Keegan Bailey

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior

MS, University at Albany School of Public Health

A portrait of Keegan Bailey

Keegan is an impassioned business leader, health and health care leader, constantly challenging the status-quo to promote business value, and improve outcomes. He is a caring leader that believes that people are the engines of great companies. Recently, he has been instrumental in building one of the largest and diverse data, technology and analytic assets in health care in the greater Capital Region of New York, as the Chief Executive of Acuitas Health.

Keegan boasts diverse national expertise in business leadership and strategy, value-driven health, health systems design, health economics and insurance, advanced analytics, health information technology, and health services research and policy for hospitals, public health, health systems, large physician groups, and federal and state government. A proven thought leader and pioneer, Keegan developed one of the earliest and largest investments in health care re-design and technology in the nation for the state of New York. He also founded a successful leadership and strategy consultancy, Navaste Health working with leading companies in the industry.

Beyond his passion for transforming the health care landscape, Keegan is also passionate about food in business, and in community giving. In May 2019 Keegan and his wife Ilene founded Send Me Waffles, a food business based in Clifton Park. Keegan and Ilene are also supporters of the Regional Food Bank for Northeastern New York.

Keegan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University, and a MS in Health Policy and Management from the University at Albany School of Public Health. He holds a certificate in Value Measure Measurement for Health Care from Harvard Business School, and is appointed Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health. Keegan has published substantially on health and health care topics, and achieved national recognition for his work.


Recent Business Leadership Positions


Research Expertise in Public Health

  • Sustainability in health and health care
  • Value-driven health
  • Health systems design
  • Health economics and insurance
  • Advanced analytics, health information technology, and health services research and policy for hospitals
  • Health systems
  • Large physician groups
  • Federal and state government


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Health Catalyst Finalist Award in Revenue and Cost, September 2021

  • Financial Improvement (Increased Revenue, Reduced Costs).
  • Provider and payer synergies yield over $7M in savings. Accepted on behalf of Acuitas Health.


Analytics and Provider Operations Support Generates Nearly $2M in Shared Savings, August 2020


Health Catalyst Finalist Award in Innovation, September 2019

  • Organizations who are using data and analytics to transform health care.
  • Pre-Visit Planning Solution Significantly Reduces Clinician Burden. Accepted on behalf of Acuitas Health.
  • Solution Overview


Final Interim Evaluation Report, August 2019

By the Independent Evaluator for the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program


Initiative Partner Certified Analytics Platform Enables Electronic Quality Measures Reporting, May 2019

  • Health Catalyst Data Operating System Earns ONC Health IT Certification Form
  • Drummond Group, LLC. Certification enables physician practice users of the Health Catalyst
  • Data Operating System to participate in CMS value-based care program


Driving Toward Quality. What It Will Take for Value-Based Care to Be Successful?, March 2017

Population Health Innovation Summit, IgniteU NY


Teaching at SPH

Taught value-based health care courses such as “Introduction to Value Based Health Care”, and “Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing”, and “Principles of Health Organization Management.” Served as guest lecturer. Enhance curriculum and design new learning/training opportunities.