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How much flexibility and discretion are patients, providers, and healthcare entrepreneurs given in your state? The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP), a new report co-authored by Dartmouth Institute research project manager Jared Rhoads, provides a state-by-state look at regulatory openness across the country. In the report, Rhoads and his co-authors utilize a…

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As the Senior Chief Innovation Engineer for Atrius Health Innovation Center, Eliza “Pippa” Shulman is spearheading the development of a full-service urgent care program designed to treat elderly patients directly in the comfort of their homes to help them prevent emergency department visits and hospital stays. Pippa says one of her career highlights to date has been treating an…

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As managing director and consultant at Parthenon-EY, Jeff Woods has a front row seat to emerging business models in health care. Part of his work involves helping companies in the health care sector with strategic planning and growth strategy development. In doing this, Woods and his colleagues spend a lot of time researching how consumers access and utilize health care services. "I enjoy…

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As a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Bianca Belcher was instrumental in growing their Deep Brain Stimulation Program (a surgical procedure used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders) by 50 percent. Now an Assistant Clinical Professor in Northeastern University’s Physician Assistant Program, she is developing new…

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As an Internal Medicine Resident at Lahey Medical Center, Anu Kaul is very active in advocacy efforts with the Lown Institute, working to promote health care change from both clinical and social-ethical perspectives. He helped to host RightCare Action Week at Lahey last fall, which included a conference series on preventing medical overuse, combating provider burnout, and promoting better…

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Every day, The Dartmouth Institute’s more than 1,000 alumni are changing the way people experience health care. Whether they’re teaching, engineering, consulting, or managing programs, our alumni are using what they’ve learned here at The Dartmouth Institute to create meaningful, rewarding careers that have a positive impact on our health and health care systems. Meet some of…

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You could say that last month Dartmouth Institute alumnus Bill Padula ’08 landed on the pages of The Atlantic, New York Magazine, and other other well-known national publications somewhat by accident. Last year, Padula, now an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was approached by the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC), one of the…

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After 10 years working as a neuroscientist, David Royal ’MS10 decided it was time for a career change. His search for a new career led him to the MS program at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI) and—ultimately—to the U.S. Navy. Now he’s putting his TDI education to use every day in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he is deputy chief of…
August 6, 2014
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The Dartmouth Institute Class of 2014, one PhD, 13 MS, and 50 MPH graduates, were awarded their graduate degrees June 8. This group has put our total alumni over the 1,000 mark. The TDI graduates enjoyed their Class Day on June 6 at the home of Elliott Fisher, Director of The Dartmouth Institute. James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a TDI '95 alum, delivered the…
June 10, 2014
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