Center Director, Center for Connected Health

Rick Keller portraitRick Keller has been with Altarum Institute for the past 12 years and currently directs the Center for Connected Health in the Health Innovations and Technical Assistance Group. He has more than 28 years of experience developing and managing large, complex software development projects in manufacturing, engineering, and, for the last 17 years, health care.

Mr. Keller’s Center specializes in public health information systems, health information technology, and interoperability, working to increase connectivity and communication between and within public health systems and health care providers. He has more than 12 years of experience working with Michigan’s Department of Community Health and provides expertise in disease reporting, syndromic surveillance, public health registries, health information exchange, and interoperability.

Mr. Keller’s Center currently numbers about 40 staff members made up of software developers, analysts, and project managers. His clients include multiple agencies within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), among others.

Mr. Keller holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Oakland University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.