When healthcare gets personal

Marie Schulte-​​Bockum, SSH’17, had embraced the spirit of expe­ri­en­tial learning before enrolling at North­eastern. After grad­u­ating high school, she held intern­ships in London and Taiwan, where she gained cru­cial expe­ri­ence before heading to col­lege. Now at North­eastern, she is applying that knowl­edge to her cur­rent co-​​op posi­tion at the Insti­tute for Health­care Improve­ment, a non­profit based in Cam­bridge, Mass.

Schulte-​​Bockum is part of IHI’s new busi­ness devel­op­ment team, which is respon­sible for over­seeing bur­geoning busi­ness part­ner­ships. She’s also involved in the pilot for a new course on end-​​of-​​life care in its Open School pro­gram, which includes more than 20 free classes on six topics including lead­er­ship, patient safety, and quality improvement.

IHI’s three aims are to lower costs, improve quality, and improve pop­u­la­tion health,” explained Schulte-​​Bockum, a com­bined major in inter­na­tional affairs and eco­nomics. “It sounds simple, but improving care and low­ering cost at the same time are some­times mutu­ally exclu­sive goals that we spend years finding cre­ative solu­tions for.”

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