Fran is a Principal at BDC Advisors with 25 years of experience in strategy and health policy with both private and public sector health care organizations. Specific areas of specialization include:
• Health Care Reform
• Integrated Delivery Systems / ACOs
• Medical Management
• Insurance Exchanges
• HIT Meaningful Use
• Regional Care Networks
• Customer Centric Care
• Process Improvement & Redesign
Fran founded and was president of Kelleher Consulting, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm advising health payers and start up companies. During this time she also managed the start up of an innovative hospital revenue cycle management company in the U.S. She assisted health payers in the private sectors adopt new strategies to address market changes and advised the primary care health system of Cape Town, South Africa on financial, operational and information system issues. Most recently she worked with the American Hospital Association on health information technology and electronic medical record policy issues.
In a senior management role at CIGNA Dr. Kelleher was responsible for monitoring industry changes and advising the executive team and board on their strategic implications. She has also served in management positions with organizations including The Johns Hopkins Health System and Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was responsible for network management, provider contracting, utilization management and database management departments for United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic.
Fran also served as a senior consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where she worked developing regional integrated provider organizations, and The Lewin Group.
She earned her Ph.D. at Emory University where she wrote her dissertation on Health Care Finance Reform and the Multiple Good of Health: An Ethical Inquiry. She has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School where she majored in Health Care Management, her M.A. in Ethics from Yale University, and a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia.