When healthcare gets personal

Marie Schulte-Bockum’s deci­sion to work on co-​​op at the Insti­tute for Health­care Improve­ment was fueled by her appre­ci­a­tion of Germany’s uni­versal health­care system, which helped save her sister’s life.

Could Mass. health trust have national impact?

A North­eastern report presents a com­pre­hen­sive analysis of the Mass­a­chu­setts Pre­ven­tion and Well­ness Trust, an alter­na­tive approach to sup­porting public health­care activ­i­ties that could serve as a national model.

Northeastern students tackle healthcare

At the bian­nual meeting of the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Center for Health Orga­ni­za­tions Trans­for­ma­tion, grad­uate stu­dents from pro­fessor James Benneyan’s Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute pre­sented the results of inter­dis­ci­pli­nary projects aimed at fixing the health­care system.

Mouth matters

A new pro­gram designed by Maria Dolce, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Nursing, aims to pro­mote oral health care while pre­venting disease.

Northeastern hosts meeting of healthcare fellows

The Health­care Sys­tems Engi­neering Insti­tute hosted the annual Health­care Improve­ment Scholars Meeting ear­lier this week, con­vening fel­lows with exper­tise ranging from policy and man­age­ment to patient safety and quality improvement.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.

What do hospitals do for their communities?

Pro­fessor Gary Young and his col­leagues at North­eastern are the first in the nation to ana­lyze hos­pi­tals’ com­mu­nity ben­e­fits prac­tices, which are inti­mately linked with their tax-​​exempt status.