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When: Wednessday, April 15, 2015
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
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Healthcare PlexusCall

Wednesday, April 15, 2014, 1-2 pm ET

Topic: Bright Spotting:

Finding and learning from the right patients to improve outcomes

Guest: Cole Zanetti




Many people agree that the US healthcare system needs to change, but how to go about that complex change is not so easy to see. The Triple Aim Initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement states that new designs need to create better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower per capita costs—simultaneously. Our guest this month is one of the many innovators who have accepted this challenge.

Cole Zanetti will join the call to share some of the research tools and practices, including predictive analytics and Positive Deviance, he is using in his work. Please bring your own experience and your voice to this vital conversation

Dr. Cole Zanetti is a Family Physician and Leadership Preventive Medicine Resident at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Zanetti is a recent recipient of the American College of Physicians, Primary Care Innovation Award for his proposal on the use of positive deviance as a value based approach to patient engagement. Dr. Zanetti has worked with the Positive Deviance Initiative for the past year to identify new applications for positive deviance in healthcare.

He has worked with the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science  on innovative mobile health initiatives in Haiti, was selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Thought Leader for their symposium on Health and Health Care in 2032, and was selected for a National Library of Medicine scholarship for a biomedical informatics-training course. He served as a guest lecturer for the Complex Care Innovation Lab at the Center for Health Care Strategies.  Dr. Zanetti completed his family medicine residency at NH Dartmouth Family Medicine at Concord Hospital where he was awarded the Resident Teacher Award. He is currently an MPH candidate at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.


He received his Osteopathic Medical Degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards some of which include: the Student Doctor of the Year Award, the Student Health Activist of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association, National Paul Ambrose Political Leadership Scholar Award and the Future Leaders in Preventive Medicine Award. He has also served as the National Chair of Community and Environmental Health for the American Medical Student Association and has worked in Washington DC as a health policy intern for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.



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